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 […]

Action Alert for Wetland Protection

Action Alert Contact your State Representative to oppose SB 414 We need your help to protect Indiana’s wetlands! A surprise amendment aimed at further reducing protection of wetlands in Indiana was added to State Senate Bill 414 this week on Wednesday, March 22nd. This language redefines how wetlands are classified, making it easier to destroy this […]

2023 Great Lakes Day Recap

2023 Great Lakes Day Recap Over 100 advocates met in D.C. in early March to lobby for the Great Lakes Indiana advocates meet with Congressman Mrvan Last week Save the Dunes staff and our team of volunteer advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for Great Lakes Day! We joined over 100 Great Lakes advocates from […]

Welcome Spring with Pollinator Friendly Practices

Welcome Spring with Pollinator Friendly Gardening We are counting down the days until the official start of spring. Happy vernal equinox to us all! Longer days and warmer weather mean you will probably be spending more time outside in the coming weeks, and you will likely notice that your garden needs some work.  Keep in mind […]

Farewell 2022!

This year Save the Dunes celebrated 70 years of advocating for and defending the Indiana dunes and surrounding natural areas! From leading interactive hikes, to hosting free family friendly events, here are a few of our proudest accomplishments from 2022: We welcomed a new Executive Director as well as a new Advocacy Coordinator and a […]

2022 Dorothy Buell Youth Environmental Award Winners

2022 Dorothy Buell Youth Environmental Award Winners Barker Middle & Krueger Middle School Students The 7th and 8th graders at Barker and Krueger Middle Schools, under the guidance of their Language Arts and Environmental Science teachers, for “Better World Day” chose to take on recycling in the Michigan City (MC) Parks. They selected collaborating with […]

2022 Paul H. Douglas Memorial Award Winner

2022 Paul H. Douglas Memorial Award Winner Paul Labovitz Paul Labovitz and his larger-than-life personality came to us when the Indiana Dunes needed him the most. Both internal and external relationships under the previous superintendent were strained at best. Some of our surrounding communities had little connection to their federal neighbor and others eyed the […]

Countdown to Giving Tuesday: Get Outside, Get Involved, & Give!

Countdown to Giving Tuesday Get Outside. Get Involved. Give. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is traditionally a time for connecting with family, eating good food, and scoring some great deals. This year, as we countdown the days until Giving Tuesday – a global day of generosity – we are sharing some opportunities for you to Get Outside, […]

2022 Dunes Dash 5K Recap

Previous Next 2022 Dunes Dash 5k Recap On November 5th, 2022, we took to the streets, hills, and trails of Ogden Dunes for our annual Dunes Dash 5k. It was a bluster morning, but we had a blast! Thank you to everyone who participated as a runner/walker, volunteer, or sponsor! A special shoutout to the […]