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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take Our Survey on Coastal Perceptions in the Dunes

Save the Dunes & Partners Launch New Project on Coastal Perceptions in the Dunes Save the Dunes, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Michigan State University have recently launched a new project focused on evaluating Coastal Perceptions of Natural Resources in the Indiana Dunes. As part of this project, we are conducting a survey that is intended to […]

A Message from Our Executive Director

A message from Betsy Maher, Executive Director of Save the Dunes I am so honored and excited to join Save the Dunes. I’ve been building a career in non-profit management with the hopes to one day lead a non-profit with a conservation mission. In fact, it’s the reason I pursued my Masters in Public Administration. […]