Statement on Signing the Bill Expanding the Indiana Dunes National Seashore.
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).
Gerald R. Ford, Statement on Signing the Bill Expanding the Indiana Dunes National Seashore. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242063