Volunteers Needed: Maple Sugar Time in the Dunes

January 8, 2014

Saturday, February 15 9am – 12pm Chellberg Farm in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Map and directions can be found here. On Saturday, February 15, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore needs your help preparing for maple sugaring season.  Come help a… Read More

NPS Reveals Porter Beach Plans

December 16, 2013

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore issued its selected alternative on December 16, 2013 for its Porter Beach / Wabash Avenue plans.  The good news is that it does not include an expanded parking circulation area, which might have impacted adjacent… Read More

Ecologist Noel Pavlovic Receives 2013 Douglas Award

December 12, 2013

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, at its annual Holiday Open House, Save the Dunes proudly announced its recipient of the 2013 Paul H. Douglas Award – our highest honor.  The Douglas Award is named for the inestimable Senator Paul Douglas without… Read More

Save the Dunes Joins National Giving Tuesday Movement

November 8, 2013

Giving Tuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.  Save the Dunes has joined Giving Tuesday (referred to online as #GivingTuesday), a first of its kind effort that will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve… Read More


November 8, 2013

On Friday, November 8, Lakeshore Public Media will air an episode of Lakeshore Focus featuring our Executive Director, Nicole Barker.  It will be at 6:30pm Central Time.  Keith Kirkpatrick, the host of Lakeshore Focus, talked with her about the history… Read More

The Proposed Pullman National Historic Park

November 6, 2013

Save the Dunes knows the incredible value of having a national park in our midst – we worked hard to establish the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966, in fact.  So it’s no surprise that we are encouraging another national… Read More

Save the Dunes Leads Asian Carp Tour in NW Indiana

October 30, 2013

On October 29, 2013, Save the Dunes coordinated a bus tour with The Nature Conservancy and NW IN Forum to discuss local NW IN ramifications of potential separation of the waterways in Chicago to prevent Asian Carp (and other aquatic… Read More

Save the Dunes Announces New Board Members

October 28, 2013

Save the Dunes held its annual membership meeting on Sunday, October 27. The annual meeting is an opportunity for the organization’s 600+ members to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, discuss priorities going forward, and to elect new board members. Executive Director… Read More

A Piece of Save the Dunes History

October 28, 2013

Check out this wonderful historic film produced by the Save the Dunes Council in 1958.  It’s a fascinating insight into the early struggle to save the dunes, and an important piece of our organization’s history. Movie provided courtesy of Herb and… Read More