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Documentary explores origins of Indiana Dunes

The Dunes are a quick and accessible destination for Chicagoans in the summer. But if it weren’t for a little-known landscape architect, the miles of beaches along southern Lake Michigan might not exist today. Jens Jensen first became known for his pioneering work on Chicago’s park system a century ago. A recently-released documentary Jens Jensen, the Living Green, explores his role in saving the Indiana Dunes from industrial destruction. WBEZ’s Michael Puente sat down with the film’s director Carey Lundin to learn more about Jensen. Photo Courtesy of Carey Lundin

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