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.

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Check out our resource page to do all you can to save the dunes.

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Strengthen our legal standing in court and other advocacy work.

Leave a lasting legacy

A planned gift enables a legacy of protection for the dunes.

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.