Help Protect Biodiversity in NWI by Standing Up for the Endangered Species Act

September 14, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes The Indiana dunes are home to endangered species such as pitcher’s thistle, the rusty-patched bumblebee, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, and many more. The Endangered Species Act is the first line of defense… Read More

Help change the name from lakeshore to park

September 5, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes On August 15, a subcommittee to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a legislative hearing to receive testimony on a number of bills, including co-sponsored Senate Bill… Read More

Action Alert: Gary’s Waterfront Redevelopment

September 5, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes In light of recent planning efforts spearheaded by Meridian Hospitality Group LLC, hired by the City of Gary to plan for redevelopment at Lake Street Beach in Gary’s Miller neighborhood, Save the… Read More

Conservation Planning in Northwest Indiana

August 6, 2018

by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes Save the Dunes and partners across the Calumet region have been using conservation planning as a tool to enhance natural resource protection and restoration efforts in high-quality natural areas. Most recently, the… Read More

Wetlands Offer Flood Protection and So Much More!

August 3, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Flooding and Wetlands Northwest Indiana experienced extensive flooding in February, April, May and July of this year. Is this the new norm? What can we do to build resilience and decrease vulnerability… Read More

Office Manager Position Now Open

July 26, 2018

We’re Hiring! Save the Dunes is seeking a part-time Office Manager to serve as the organization’s point person for office efficiency by ensuring that record keeping/database entry, mailing, supply ordering, bill payment, general errands, and procurement of goods all take place promptly in… Read More

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Indiana Dunes

May 29, 2018

Indiana Dunes Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2018-3 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 plan… Read More

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

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