Celebrating 70 years of
Saving the Dunes
Established in 1952, Save the Dunes protects and advocates for the Indiana dunes, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding natural areas for the health and vitality of the environment, and the people who live, work, and recreate in Northwest Indiana.
Save the Dunes creates collaborative partnerships across the aisles, across sectors, and across the Northwest Indiana lakeshore to protect and defend the Indiana dunes from a variety of threats. We work to enhance and protect the incredible biodiversity of our natural spaces through our work in Advocacy, Conservation, and Community Engagement.
Stay connected with Save the Dunes
Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to learn the latest updates and news
Make a gift to support the Indiana Dunes & Lake Michigan
Help us protect the dunes and surrounding lands and waters
You can make a difference
Utilize our resources
Become a member
Leave a lasting legacy
We are prepared to spend the rest of our lives if necessary to save the dunes.”
Dorothy Richardson Buell
Founder, Save the Dunes
Our work is focused within the three counties of Northwest Indiana with a priority focus on the areas within Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan watershed nearest the Indiana dunes and Lake Michigan.