Be a champion for the environment - With membership!
Even though most of our dunes are federally protected, there is still much work to be done to restore critical native habitat, protect our waters from pollution, and battle to maintain the public trust. We hope that you will join us at the forefront of protecting the Indiana dunes and Lake Michigan through Membership today. Together, we will find balanced solutions to complex problems that honor the lands and waters we love.
What does it mean to become a Save the Dunes Member and how does it help? Here's how.
Strengthen our Legal Standing
If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that no victory is permanent. When all other efforts have been exhausted and legal action is the only solution, we represent the interests of the dunes and Lake Michigan in court. Membership provides legal standing–demonstrating that Save the Dunes’ interests to protect area lands and water are supported by a number of individuals and families who share that same interest. Recent examples include efforts in court to defend the public trust, ensuring the public’s right to freely use the Lake Michigan shoreline for recreation.
Save the Dunes is responsive to existing and emerging threats to our region’s natural areas. Your membership donation allows us to use advocacy tools such as community training opportunities, listening forums, policy and permit review, and legal action to name a few. We also propose meaningful solutions to advance the dunes and Lake Michigan’s ongoing protection. Without your Membership, these efforts would not be possible.
Be a Change Agent
Save the Dunes’ members have the privilege to influence the direction, decision-making, and activities undertaken by the organization. Members are invited to attend our December annual meeting to vote on Board leadership and to learn more about programmatic efforts and how to get involved. We hope that you will join us at the forefront of protecting the Indiana dunes and Lake Michigan through Membership today!