Save the Dunes Annual Membership Meeting

Each year, Save the Dunes invites our members and closest partners to our Annual Membership Meeting, a time to vote on new Board members, to announce the winners of our environmental awards, and to celebrate our accomplishments. We cordially invite our members to join us at Barker House for this informative and festive gathering on […]

2023 Monarch Music Fest Success!

2023 Monarch Music Fest Success! Our annual fall fundraiser ~ Monarch Music Fest ~ was held on September 9th, 2023 at the beautiful Brewery Lodge and Supper Club, and it was a fantastic success! We couldn’t have asked for a better day to enjoy some tunes and good eats, all to support our mission of […]

Save the Dunes’ Board President Awarded Environmental Award

Save the Dunes’ Board President Awarded Environmental Award Save the Dunes Board President, Nancy Moldenhauer, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Jana Nona Environmental Stewardship Award from the Unity Foundation!  This award was created to honor the spirit, tenacity, and zeal of Jan Nona, an ordinary citizen who was inspired to act on […]

Conservation Partnership Releases a Bi-State Plan for the Calumet Region

Partners Release a Bi-State Plan for the Calumet Region Conservation partners from Indiana and Illinois have laid out a collaborative approach for protecting nature in a region known as the Calumet. Hidden between residential, urban, and industrial development, the Calumet region spans from Northwest Indiana to Southeast Chicagoland and has some of the richest natural […]

Statement on BP Gas Release

Statement on BP Gas Release On Sunday, June 25th BP experienced an operational disruption at their Whiting refinery that triggered a prolonged flaring event and produced a pungent sulfur-like odor that could be smelled throughout Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties. On Monday the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) inspected the refinery and reported that […]

Save the Dunes 71st Anniversary Event

Barker House Open House On Wednesday June 21st 2023 we celebrated Save the Dunes Day & our 71st anniversary! This year The Save the Dunes team hosted guests at the historic Barker Homestead. The goal of our open house was to raise funds to support the renovation and restoration of the Nationally Registered Historic home […]

Save the Dunes Challenges State for Violating the Public Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 20, 2023 Media Contact: Betsy Maher 219-879-3564 ext. 122 Save the Dunes Challenges State Approval of an Armor Stone Revetment Along the Lake Michigan Shoreline for Violating the Public Trust (Ogden Dunes, IN)- Save the Dunes filed an administrative appeal on Monday with the Indiana Natural Resources Commission. The […]

Statement on Sackett v. EPA Wetlands Decision

Statement on Sackett v. EPA Wetlands Decision On May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Sackett v. EPA that significantly limits the EPA’s ability to protect wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Save the Dunes is disappointed and unsettled by this decision, as it will leave millions of acres of critical […]

Statement on the Recent BP Settlement

BP Refinery located in Whiting, IN Statement on the Recent BP Settlement On May 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement aimed at reducing hazardous air emissions at the BP Whiting Refinery.  This is a monumental settlement and major victory for the health and vitality of the […]

2023 Native Plant Sales

2023 Northwest Indiana Native Plant Sales Did you know that April is Native Plant Month? We encourage you to celebrate the occasion by incorporating native plants into your landscaping! This is an easy and rewarding way to increase biodiversity, improve ecosystem health, and support pollinators in Northwest Indiana.  We are fortunate to have several native […]

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!