The links on this page will all take you off the ERG website. Come back and visit us again. Background photo of a Bald Eagle taken in Beverly Shores by former Town Marshal Susan Resteau.

Community Links

Association of Beverly Shores Residents The Depot Museum & Art Gallery Town of Beverly Shores Community Event Calendar (ABSR) Shirley Heinze Land Trust Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Save the Dunes Indiana Dunes Tourism South Shore Train

Other (Non-ERG) Deer Resources

Subscribe to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Wild Bulletin

Wild Bulletin is a free email newsletter offering information about Indiana's fish and wildlife resources and recreation opportunities. Subjects covered include profiles, information about hunting and fishing season dates, regulation updates, wildlife and fisheries research status reports, tips on wildlife watching and reminders about important dates for Hoosier outdoor enthusiasts.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Deer Management Plan

Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, April 2012. Warning: Large download.

Other (Non-ERG) Invasive Species Resources

Gardening for Life: Why Plant Native? Indiana Invasive Species Council Plant List National Invasive Species Information Center Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

Sources for Native Plants in Northwest Indiana

Many of the native plants on display in ERG's Beglin Native Plant Garden were obtained from Chesterton Feed & Garden Center, 400 Locust Street, Chesterton, IN.

The remainder of this list was developed by the Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS), available by clicking here.

Blank’s Nursery & Garden Center 
0448 E. 500 South, LaPorte, IN 46350
Tel. 219-393-5414
40% native plant material. Hours by appointment. Can order a large variety of native trees and shrubs.

Cardno New Native Plant Nursery
128 Sunset Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574
Tel 574-586-2412, Fax 574-586-2718
The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. The full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control.

Hensler Nursery, Inc. 
5715 N. 750 East, Hamlet, IN 46532
Tel. 574-867-4192, Fax: 574-867-4960
Wholesale nursery; product includes native trees & shrubs.

Jasper-Pulaski State Tree Nursery 
15508 W. 700 North, Medaryville, IN 47957
Tel. 219-843-4827, Fax: 219-843-6671
98% native plant material. Tree and shrubs seedlings for conservation plantings available to Indiana residents only.

Possibility Place Nursery
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449
Tel. 708-534-3988
100% native plant material. Possibility Place Nursery has been growing native perennial forbs, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees for 37 years. They collect about 98 percent of their woody plant seed within 150 miles of the nursery. Forbs and grass seed are either collected by staff or purchased from local purveyors. All plants are grown in a system to encourage fibrous roots which dramatically enhance survivability for the end user. Website has additional information.

Naturally Native Nursery
20525 Johnson Road
South Bend, IN 46614
100% native organic plants/no neonics. With 14 years in business in the Toledo area they have recently relocated to South Bend to continue growing and providing native plants for landscaping and restoration. Promoting wildlife habitat, they offer one free milkweed plant with every purchase. They carry over 250 species of grasses, forbs, trees, shrubs, vines and seed available for sale for woodlands, wetlands, savannas and prairies. Plants may be ordered online for shipping or available at local farmer’s markets or by appointment April-November.

Native Connections
17080 Hoshel Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Tel. 269-580-4765, Fax 269-273-1367

Restoration Landscaping
P.O. Box 2176
Kankakee, IL 60901

Porter County Beach Info Including Health Warnings

From the Indiana Department of Environmental Management:

Beach descriptions, closures, and advisories for Porter County.
Beverly Shores Environmental Restoration Group,
P.O. Box 667, Beverly Shores, IN 46301