On BP’s Wastewater Permit

September 26, 2013

Save the Dunes, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Alliance for the Great Lakes have been poring over piles of documents relating to BP’s current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management… Read More

Save the Dunes Unsure More Parking Needed at Porter Beach

September 26, 2013

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore went through a process called an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate a series of options on Wabash Avenue in Porter Beach near the lakefront.  The National Lakeshore’s land is right next to town land, and… Read More

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Shoreline Study

September 25, 2013

In 2012, the National Park Service engaged the community in a discussion of their robust study of complex shoreline issues that impact park natural resources.  The shoreline in Indiana has a series of structures built in it – the pier… Read More

Save the Dunes Supports Cowles Bog Restoration

September 25, 2013

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will begin restoration efforts on June 20th to return Cowles Bog to a wetland. Save the Dunes and several other local environmental organizations including the Shirley Heinz Land Trust, The Field Museum, the National Parks… Read More

Save Beach Monitoring Funding!

September 25, 2013

Whenever you visit an Indiana beach, it is common to look for the big green “Water Quality Today: Good” sign before entering the water. The BEACH Act of 2000 has provided funding to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for… Read More

Combined Sewer Overflows: Know Before You Go

September 25, 2013

The beach recreation season is finally here! But before you grab your kayak or your swimming gear, it’s important to know the status of your local water bodies before you go. You may remember that a combined sewer system is… Read More

Sign Up for a Home Energy Assessment and Help Save the Dunes

September 25, 2013

Energizing Indiana, an energy efficiency initiative by the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), participating utilities, and consumer organizations, offers an opportunity for home-owners to learn more about energy efficiency while benefiting nonprofit organizations such as Save the Dunes.… Read More

Action Alert: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

September 25, 2013

ACTION ALERT: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Please contact your representative in the U.S. House to ask them to restore funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative! They are trying to cut the program by 80%, which is not good. Also,… Read More

2012 Quality of Life Report Released

January 15, 2013

The Quality of Life Indicators Report was recently released for Northwest Indiana. The report provides information about changes, improvements, and needs for the region. The Environment section from the report is attached. At the end of it you will find… Read More