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

Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to Host Public meeting on U.S. Steel Proposed Consent Decree

May 14, 2018

Save the Dunes and the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to Host Public Meeting on U.S. Steel Proposed Consent Decree Save the Dunes is partnering with the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board to host a public meeting scheduled for May… Read More

Celebrating Earth Day with Stewardship

May 4, 2018

Celebrating Earth Day with Stewardship by Cathy Martin, Program Manager, Save the Dunes On Earth Day, Steel City Academy students joined Save the Dunes and the National Park Service in removing invasive bush honeysuckle ​from panne habitat on City of… Read More

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity

May 3, 2018

Planting with Natives Supports Biodiversity by Victoria Wittig, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes Gardening is such a joy in so many ways… A garden can become an artist’s palette painted with the hues, tones and shapes of the plants that… Read More