The $500,000 project to expand and restore Thorgren Basin in Valparaiso shone after heavy rains late last week. It is seen here Saturday afternoon teeming with waterfowl, including if you look closely a heron perched on the rock just to the left of center in the photo. More pictures below the fold.
This is the view from the viewing area. The RDA is contributing $20,000 to the project for sidewalks and the viewing area, though that work has yet to be completed.
A view of the basin from across the street. Compare this with the site before the project:
More pictures and information from the project groundbreaking can be found here.