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Save The Dunes Presents Monarch Music Fest

     Save the Dunes celebrates the journey and migration Monarch Butterfly with food and music on Sunday, September 12th at Michigan City’s Brewery Lodge and Supper Club. 
        “The Monarch butterfly is just one of many pollinators responsible for the incredible plant-life that we find in the Indiana dunes,” says Natalie Johnson, executive director for Save the Dunes. “As we celebrate their migration to Mexico this fall, we’re raising funds to see that more of their habitat is protected across the region. We hope that you will join us for good music, food, and friendship – but more importantly – we hope that you will join us to raise more awareness for this incredible species.”
    A portion of the proceeds will benefit Save the Dunes’ work to protect and advocate for the Indiana dunes, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding natural areas. Focusing on the betterment  environment and the people who live, work and recreate in Northwest Indiana, their efforts protect hard-working pollinators such as the Monarch butterfly. 
     Monarch Music Fest tickets start at $40 online and are available until the event reaches capacity (250 people limit). Each ticket includes entrance, food, and 2 beer tickets. Beer, wine, and cocktails for an additional cost will be available on-site. Attendees will also enjoy music by Johnny V & Friends, Alex Akers, and Chicken Dolphin Band. The event will also offer a silent auction filled with dunes experiences. Note that attendees must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased at savedunes.org under the events tab.
    Save the Dunes is actively engaged in several pollinator conservation initiatives to foster protection in the Northwest Indiana natural areas. Their most recent initiative is the creation of Volume 2 of Living in the Dunes: A Homeowner’s Guide to Pollinator Garden Landscaping in Indiana’s Coastal Communities. The Guide provides rich content on the diverse ecosystems, incredible pollinator species, and beautiful native plants found throughout Northwest Indiana.
    Monarch populations are in steep decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and pollution. Dedicated work across all sectors of society is underway to help Monarch populations recover. These efforts include planting milkweed (Asclepias species) essential for the Monarch’s survival and building awareness of the perils facing all pollinators, including the Monarch.
     Making this event possible are the Brewery Lodge & Supper Club, Dig the Dunes, and Castle Subaru. Be sure to get your tickets today! The lodge is located at 5727N 600W Michigan City, IN 46360.

Call: 219-879-3564  x123 or email amber@savedunes.org.

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