“Thank You” to our Favorite Plant Dude

January 1, 2018

It’s with mixed emotions that we share the news that Project Coordinator and Staff Botanist, Nathanael Pilla, will be leaving Save the Dunes for new adventures on February 16, 2018. For those of you who have met Nathanael, you know… Read More

Battle of Opinions: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore or Indiana Dunes National Park

December 19, 2017

Recently, an environmental law professor by the name of John Copeland Nagle released an editorial on the potential Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore name change, sharing that the upgrade to a National Park would be a “horrible thing” and “would jeopardize over… Read More

Highlights from Save the Dunes Annual Meeting

December 13, 2017

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Save the Dunes held its Annual Membership Meeting at its office in Michigan City. The meeting featured an overview of projects and achievements in 2017 as well as a membership vote to elect and renew… Read More

Past Save the Dunes President, Jeanette Neagu, Honored for Environmental Advocacy

December 13, 2017

Jeanette Neagu pictured with Kim Ferraro of Hoosier Environmental Council Former Save the Dunes President Jeanette Neagu recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her more than six decades as an environmental advocate. Presenting this award was the Hoosier Environmental… Read More

Tell U.S. EPA and IDEM to Hold U.S. Steel Accountable for Clean Water Act Violations

December 13, 2017

The Great Lakes are a critical contributor to Indiana’s economy, environment, and quality of life. Our precious Lake Michigan provides drinking water, recreational opportunities, as well as many jobs to our region. It also is the lifeblood of the Indiana… Read More

Save the Dunes Supports Surfrider Foundation’s Notice of Intent to Sue U.S. Steel for Clean Water Act Violations

November 14, 2017

Last April’s hexavalent chromium spill at U.S. Steel’s Portage, Indiana facility has prompted possible legal action against the U.S. Steel Corporation. The Surfrider Foundation, represented by the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, has sent a ‘Notice… Read More

Northwest Indiana Partnership Secures Funding for Restoration along Little Calumet River

November 13, 2017

Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and the Dunes Learning Center have received a Chi-Cal Rivers Fund grant for $275,000 to implement restoration and species inventory projects at several Shirley Heinze Land Trust sites and a restoration project at… Read More

Supporting the Indiana Dunes State Park through Partnership

November 10, 2017

Save the Dunes, the National Parks Conservation Association and the Student Conservation Association are working to bolster land restoration and management efforts in the Indiana dunes landscape, furthering the protection of our national and state park and treasured Northwest Indiana… Read More

Members Can Cast Their Vote at the Save the Dunes Annual Meeting on December 7

November 9, 2017

On December 7, Save the Dunes will host its Annual Membership Meeting at its office on 444 Barker Road in Michigan City. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about Save the Dunes’ current projects and what’s in… Read More