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Grand Cal partners tour river restoration work

Grand Cal partners tour river restoration work

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago City Planner Richard Morrisroe's son once thought if he fell out of a canoe on the Grand Calumet River, he'd be a goner.

October 20, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Water quality in the region has improved greatly over the years and more work to continue the momentum is in the works.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: 2014 appropriations good for Great Lakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2014 appropriations good for Great Lakes

In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Nicole Barker

Nicole Barker

Nicole Barker is executive director of Save the Dunes.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am

Environmental groups partner with National Lakeshore for new land alliance

Four environmental groups have joined forces with the National Park Service to form a consortium dedicated to land preservation and protection in the Lake Michigan watershed.

March 14, 2013 9:59 am
Continue to include environment in our plans

Continue to include environment in our plans

The new year brings an opportunity to reflect on 2012 and consider the environmental concerns we will face in the new year.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Save the Dunes celebrating 60 years

Save the Dunes celebrating 60 years

As the Save the Dunes Council prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a gala next weekend, founding members and new leaders are pausing to reflect on the early days and looking toward the challenges that lie ahead.

October 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Local leaders participate in Great Lakes conference

Local representatives addressing a conference on the Great Lakes in Cleveland this week said they will return to the region with a host of topics to discuss with area leaders.

September 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

These aren't your mama's or your grandma's activists.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect waterways from combined sewer overflows

Last fall, Washington, D.C. kicked off its largest public works project in more than 40 years, and we are envious. The project cuts 16 miles of underground tunnels to prevent overflow sewage and stormwater from running into the Potomac River. They understand the river is not a cesspool, but …

January 09, 2012 12:00 am
Future green: Who will carry on the legacy of the region's environmental activists?

Future green: Who will carry on the legacy of the region's environmental activists?

Charlotte Read said she was shocked to recently read of her retirement from Save the Dunes in a local paper. "I've left the board, but my interest in Save the Dunes and the national lakeshore is probably as strong as ever," she said. "I simply ran out of terms."

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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