Resources for Living in the Dunes

A Homeowner’s Guide to Pollinator Garden Landscaping in Indiana’s Coastal Communities

A Homeowner’s Guide to Landscaping in Indiana’s Dune Communities

Conservation & Action


Let's talk about two types of dunes: foredunes and blowouts

Foredunes are shore-parallel dune ridges that are just landward of the beach and covered in vegetation like marram grass that helps trap blowing sand. A blowout is a saucer-, cup- or trough-shaped depression or hollow formed by wind erosion on a preexisting sand deposit. Blowouts form as a result of some disturbance, when vegetation is absent or damaged so that it cannot anchor sands in place. Wind blows the loose sand, making a “living dune,” that can move several feet every year.

Cyber Monday Sale!

Today Only – to celebrate Cyber Monday, we are giving you a free Hydro Flask bottle with any purchase over $50 from our online shop!

This is the perfect opportunity to sport our merch, support our mission, and cross some names off your shopping list! 

Every order placed today, 11/27/23, over $50 will automatically include a free 21 oz Standard Mouth Hydro Flask bottle with the Save the Dunes logo engraved on one side – a $35 value gifted to you for supporting Save the Dunes! The color will be either Snapper (dark fuchsia) or Starfish (yellow/orange), chosen at random. 

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

Today is all about Getting Involved and Giving to the organizations you hold near and dear to your heart. We hope you will consider making Save the Dunes one of the organizations you support this year!

Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,500 thanks to our matching donors, Mark J. Mihalo D.D.S. Family Dentistry; CLH, CPA’s & Consultants; and Nancy Moldenhauer & Sharlene Livesay. We are eternally grateful for their generosity! Will you join them in supporting Save the Dunes this Giving Tuesday?

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by donating today!