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Gerald R. Ford: Statement on Signing the Bill Expanding the Indiana Dunes National Seashore.
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Gerald R. Ford
919 - Statement on Signing the Bill Expanding the Indiana Dunes National Seashore.
October 19, 1976
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Gerald R. Ford<br>1976-77: Book III
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1976-77: Book III
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SINCE ITS establishment almost a decade ago, the Indiana Dunes National Seashore has provided a wide range of recreational opportunities for people and an excellent habitat for plants and wildlife along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan.

Yet, the Indiana Dunes has also been a point of controversy, because many people recognized that in preserving the unique qualities of the area, many lands nearby also needed protection.

I am pleased to sign into law special legislation that will expand the acreage of Indiana Dunes by over one-third. This is a welcome step in our efforts to increase the recreational opportunities and improve the quality of life for the American people.


Note: As enacted, the bill (H.R. 11455), approved October 18, 1976, is Public Law 94-549 (90 Stat. 2529).
Citation: Gerald R. Ford: "Statement on Signing the Bill Expanding the Indiana Dunes National Seashore.," October 19, 1976. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=6486.
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