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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.

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

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Indiana Dunes

May 29, 2018

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Indiana Dunes 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… 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

US Steel Consent Decree Public Comment Tools

May 29, 2018

Tell the Department of Justice Additional Measures are Needed to Protect Lake Michigan In April 2017, U.S. Steel’s Midwest Plant Facility in Portage, IN reported a discharge of process wastewater containing hexavalent chromium into the Burns Waterway, 500 yards from… Read More

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

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