Project Sponsors

City of East Chicago, Indiana

Current Status

Post-construction monitoring activities will continue through 2025.

Project Description and Background

Jeorse Park Beach, owned and operated by the City of East Chicago, is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline just southeast of Indiana Harbor and Shipping Canal.

The completed project restored 4500 feet of shoreline for aquatic habitat, including near shore fisheries, beach, foredune and remnant dune and swale habitats, and over 25 acres of lake bottom.

The project was funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

Project Authorization

Sec 506, Water Resources Development Act of 2000, as amended; Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) Program

Project Manager

Jeff Zuercher

Project Location

City of East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana

Project Area / Photos

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