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

Save the Dunes Partners with South Shore Line on Plant Rescue

May 22, 2019

This week, Save the Dunes and the South Shore Line partnered with NIPSCO, National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, and Shirley Heinze Land Trust to plant 400 plugs of rare or ecologically significant plant species within Cowles Bog. This… Read More

April’s Update on the Public Trust

April 22, 2019

Dead Bills. Now What?April’s Update on the Public Trust. by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Dunes In March and April, you read our call to action and spoke out against SB 581 and spoke in favor of SB 553… Read More

Miller Woods Stewardship Day for Green Gary

April 19, 2019

Miller Woods Stewardship Day Saturday, April 27 9:00am to 11:00am Miller Woods (meet at the Lake Street Beach parking lot, 860 N Lake Street, Gary, Indiana) Join Save the Dunes and the National Park Service for a stewardship event in… Read More

Go native! It’s never been easier being green!

April 11, 2019

It is FINALLY that time of year when we can start to plant our gardens! Let’s all rejoice in the departure of the bitter cold and welcome the warmth of the spring sunshine! Save the Dunes and partners are always… Read More

Gary Seeks Proposals for Lake Street Beach Redevelopment

March 29, 2019

Summary: The Gary Redevelopment Commission has released a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop 860 N. Lake Street, a 23-acre lakefront site adjacent to Lake Street in Gary’s Miller neighborhood. The public has the opportunity to submit questions and comments… Read More