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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.

Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to Host Public meeting on U.S. Steel Proposed Consent Decree

May 14, 2018

Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to Host Public Meeting on U.S. Steel Proposed Consent Decree Save the Dunes is partnering with the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to host a public meeting scheduled for May… Read More

Celebrating Earth Day with Stewardship

May 4, 2018

Celebrating Earth Day with Stewardship by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes On Earth Day, Steel City Academy students joined Save the Dunes and the National Park Service in removing invasive bush honeysuckle ​from panne habitat on City of… 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

Save the Dunes and National Park Service Restoring Unique Wetland Habitat

August 15, 2017

Save the Dunes was awarded a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant to restore panne habitat in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and adjacent municipality-owned land in the City of Gary and the Town of Ogden Dunes. Pannes are interdunal wetlands… Read More

Action Alert: U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act

April 17, 2018

URGENT Action Alert: Say “NO” to Loose Rules for Great Lakes Ships! “The U.S. Senate is poised to vote as early as tomorrow on eliminating Clean Water Act protections that prevent aquatic invasive species from entering U.S. waters through the… Read More

More Information Needed on U.S. Steel Settlement

April 4, 2018

A proposed settlement has been reached between federal and Indiana agencies and U.S. Steel regarding the company’s release of 300 pounds of hexavalent chromium from its Midwest Plant into Lake Michigan near the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk last April, as… Read More

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