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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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

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

Become a member

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.

Cyber Monday Sale!

Today Only – to celebrate Cyber Monday, we are giving you a free Hydro Flask bottle with any purchase over $50 from our online shop!

This is the perfect opportunity to sport our merch, support our mission, and cross some names off your shopping list! 

Every order placed today, 11/27/23, over $50 will automatically include a free 21 oz Standard Mouth Hydro Flask bottle with the Save the Dunes logo engraved on one side – a $35 value gifted to you for supporting Save the Dunes! The color will be either Snapper (dark fuchsia) or Starfish (yellow/orange), chosen at random. 

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

Today is all about Getting Involved and Giving to the organizations you hold near and dear to your heart. We hope you will consider making Save the Dunes one of the organizations you support this year!

Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,500 thanks to our matching donors, Mark J. Mihalo D.D.S. Family Dentistry; CLH, CPA’s & Consultants; and Nancy Moldenhauer & Sharlene Livesay. We are eternally grateful for their generosity! Will you join them in supporting Save the Dunes this Giving Tuesday?

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by donating today!