Save the Dunes
The long-standing mission of Save the Dunes is to preserve, protect and restore the Indiana Dunes and all natural resources in Northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan Watershed for an enhanced quality of life.
Save the Dunes’ origins go back to 1952 when a group of concerned citizens formed Save the Dunes Council and undertook a monumental effort to establish the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966.
In 1994 Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, a 501(c)(3), charitable organization, was formed to focus on long-term, donor and grant-supported programs that would enhance the relationship between people and nature within and beyond the National Park.
In January 2010, Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, doing business as (dba) “Save the Dunes,” merged the operations of the Council into its fold, carrying forth a long tradition of preservation, protection and restoration in the Indiana Dunes.