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Every day, through education and advocacy, Save the Dunes labors to protect our environment by engaging in regional planning forums, reaching out to Northwest Indiana communities, and undertaking projects that ensure the dunes and Lake Michigan are healthy and accessible for you and your family.

You Can Save the Dunes

Every day, through education and advocacy, Save the Dunes labors to protect our environment by engaging in regional planning forums, reaching out to Northwest Indiana communities, and undertaking projects that ensure the dunes and Lake Michigan are healthy and accessible for you and your family.

You Can Save the Dunes

Every day, through education and advocacy, Save the Dunes labors to protect our environment by engaging in regional planning forums, reaching out to Northwest Indiana communities, and undertaking projects that ensure the dunes and Lake Michigan are healthy and accessible for you and your family.

You Can Save the Dunes

Every day, through education and advocacy, Save the Dunes labors to protect our environment by engaging in regional planning forums, reaching out to Northwest Indiana communities, and undertaking projects that ensure the dunes and Lake Michigan are healthy and accessible for you and your family.

Established in 1952, the mission of Save the Dunes is to preserve, protect and restore the Indiana dunes and all natural resources in Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan Watershed for an enhanced quality of life.

Preserve.

We protect the Indiana dunes by preserving and restoring critical lands and waters that make up the dune ecosystem of Northwest Indiana.

Protect.

We are recognized as a leading advocate in Great Lakes and Northwest Indiana’s dune ecosystem protection and enhancement at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Restore.

We engage Northwest Indiana communities in Indiana dune ecosystem and Lake Michigan protection, while increasing recognition of the organization’s role and value in the community.

Get Involved

Become a member or make a donation so that you can help save the dunes.

Student Conservation Association Helps Restore Great Marsh

November 7, 2018

by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes Through a partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, Save the Dunes secured funding for the Student Conservation Association’s All-Women’s Crew out of Chicago to help with restoration efforts in the Great… Read More

Members, Cast Your Vote! Save the Dunes 2018 Annual Meeting

November 7, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes On December 6, Save the Dunes will host its Annual Meeting and Holiday Potluck at its office on 444 Barker Road in Michigan City. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn… Read More

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity

May 3, 2018

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Gardening is such a joy in so many ways… A garden can become an artist’s palette painted with the hues, tones and shapes of the plants that… Read More

Twelve years left to change course from catastrophic climate change?

October 11, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes The shock of reading headlines about the crisis that climate change presents to the world is really no longer a shock. That was the case regarding the latest report from the Intergovernmental… Read More

Help Protect Biodiversity in NWI by Standing Up for the Endangered Species Act

September 14, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes The Indiana dunes are home to endangered species such as pitcher’s thistle, the rusty-patched bumblebee, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, and many more. The Endangered Species Act is the first line of defense… Read More

Action Alert: Gary’s Waterfront Redevelopment

September 5, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes In light of recent planning efforts spearheaded by Meridian Hospitality Group LLC, hired by the City of Gary to plan for redevelopment at Lake Street Beach in Gary’s Miller neighborhood, Save the… Read More

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