About Us

The Beverly Shores Environmental Restoration Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to protecting and promoting the priceless natural environment of Beverly Shores, Indiana. Our founding mission continues to include

We have been making great strides through our committees, and have increased significantly our collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS), the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (InDNR), and the Association of Beverly Shores Residents (ABSR), as well as other local communities and organizations. Our Board meets quarterly, coordinating the ongoing efforts of our operating committees.

The following briefly recaps the accomplishments of these committees (committee chairs in parentheses):

Deer Population Control (Tom Lane)

A decade ago, Beverly Shores was overrun by deer. A flyover census from that era counted over 600 deer in and around town. Wildflowers were decimated, leaving only invasive garlic mustard (which deer will not eat) remaining along roadsides. Homeowners incurred substantial landscaping costs as plantings of hostas and other ornamentals had to be fenced to survive. Auto collisions were not infrequent. Lyme disease, carried by deer ticks, was a real and growing risk. To deal with the deer overpopulation problem, ERG carries out ongoing deer control efforts, including the following:

Beglin Memorial Wildflower Garden (Bill Schaudt)

Invasive Species (Hans Lagoni & Bill Schaudt)

Development (Larry Stanton)

Finance (Larry Stanton, Treasurer)