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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.

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

Help change the name from lakeshore to park

September 5, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes On August 15, a subcommittee to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a legislative hearing to receive testimony on a number of bills, including co-sponsored Senate Bill… Read More

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

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