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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.

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Indiana Dunes

May 29, 2018

Indiana Dunes Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2018-3 by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes Save the Dunes and the Field Museum partnered with local ecologists and land managers to create the Indiana Dunes Climate Change Adaptation Plan, an action-oriented plan… Read More

Wetlands Offer Flood Protection and So Much More!

August 3, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Flooding and Wetlands Northwest Indiana experienced extensive flooding in February, April, May and July of this year. Is this the new norm? What can we do to build resilience and decrease vulnerability… Read More

Conservation Planning in Northwest Indiana

August 6, 2018

by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes Save the Dunes and partners across the Calumet region have been using conservation planning as a tool to enhance natural resource protection and restoration efforts in high-quality natural areas. Most recently, the… Read More

Office Manager Position Now Open

July 26, 2018

We’re Hiring! Save the Dunes is seeking a part-time Office Manager to serve as the organization’s point person for office efficiency by ensuring that record keeping/database entry, mailing, supply ordering, bill payment, general errands, and procurement of goods all take place promptly in… Read More

What the Foxconn Diversion Means to the Great Lakes

May 29, 2018

What the Foxconn Diversion Means to the Great Lakes by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes On April 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved an application from the City of Racine to divert 7 million gallons per… Read More

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity

May 3, 2018

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Spring has finally arrived and with it the beginning of the gardening season. Gardening is such a joy in so many ways… A garden can become an… Read More

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