Action Alert: Act to Protect Your Right to Walk on the Beach

January 22, 2020

The Public Trust is in Jeopardy Again, and We Cannot Give Up. Contact your State Legislators: Protect your Right to Access Lake Michigan’s Shoreline. by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes Right now, we need your help taking the… Read More

Members, Cast Your Vote! Save the Dunes 2019 Annual Meeting

December 6, 2019

by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes On December 12, Save the Dunes will host its Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Potluck at its office on 444 Barker Road in Michigan City. This meeting is a great opportunity for… Read More

IDEM Releases Report on ArcelorMittal Incident

October 30, 2019

by Victoria Wittig, Sr. Program Specialist, Save the Dunes On October 21st, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released its investigation report on August’s fish kill in the East Branch of the Little Calumet River that resulted from a… Read More

Save the Dunes Issues a Request for Quotations for New Pollinator Habitat Landscaping Guide

October 18, 2019

Seeking Quotations for our next guide in our popular living in the dunes series! Several years ago, Save the Dunes produced the popular “Living in the Dunes” guide, made possible with funding provided in part by the National Oceanic and… Read More

The Big Ideas of IDEA

September 2, 2019

by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes The Indiana Dunes Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA) is a partnership that Save the Dunes initiated in 2015 to lead a conservation planning project supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the… Read More

UPDATED Statement on ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor Cyanide & Ammonia Exceedance

August 17, 2019

Reflects Updates as of September 12, 2019 In Northwest Indiana, nothing is clearer than the need for clean water. It is essential to our health and our environment. It is also the economic lifeblood of our region. Simply stated, clean… Read More

Biodiversity thrives in the Indiana Dunes

August 5, 2019

by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Do you know what makes the Indiana Dunes so incredibly special? There are many wonderful features of this region, but one aspect is particularly noteworthy.  Biodiversity. The definition of biodiversity is “the… Read More

Save the Dunes, National Park Service and Partners to Restore Pollinator Habitat

July 30, 2019

Save the Dunes, the National Park Service, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Izaak Walton League, and NIPSCO are partnering to enhance pollinator habitat and improve connectivity in three areas of the Indiana… Read More

Guest Blog: Sunscreen Pollution – What is it and is it Affecting the Indiana Dunes?

June 7, 2019

by Jasmine Jafferali, MPH, ACE-CPT Sunscreen is under scrutiny. Recently, The New York Times cited scientific studies that determined over 14,000 pounds of sunscreen are washed into the oceans each year and contribute to the bleaching of coral reefs, ruining… Read More