Check Out Our 2014 Calendar of Events!

January 27, 2014

The Save the Dunes calendar is bursting at the seams with fun events in 2014.  We hope you can join us for an event, two…or three!  From hikes in the dunes to beer tastings to our annual music fest, you… Read More

2014 Appropriations Bill a Win for Great Lakes Restoration and Clean Water

January 22, 2014

Congress released its 2014 spending bill and the news is good! The bill restores funding for two essential Great Lakes programs – the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Once at risk of significant cuts,… Read More

Presentation on Wetland Restoration Projects in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

January 14, 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 6:00-8:00pm CT Barker House, 444 Barker Road, Michigan City, IN 46360 Join Save the Dunes in welcoming Dr. Dan Mason, a botanist with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, for a lovely evening lecture.  Dr. Mason has… Read More

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