Members, Cast Your Vote! Save the Dunes 2018 Annual Meeting

November 7, 2018

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes On December 6, Save the Dunes will host its Annual Meeting and Holiday Potluck at its office on 444 Barker Road in Michigan City. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn… Read More

Student Conservation Association Helps Restore Great Marsh

November 7, 2018

by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes Through a partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, Save the Dunes secured funding for the Student Conservation Association’s All-Women’s Crew out of Chicago to help with restoration efforts in the Great… Read More

Twelve years left to change course from catastrophic climate change?

October 11, 2018

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes The shock of reading headlines about the crisis that climate change presents to the world is really no longer a shock. That was the case regarding the latest report from the Intergovernmental… Read More

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