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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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Volunteer outdoors in Hammond with Save the Dunes

HAMMOND | In celebration of Earth Day, Save the Dunes’ Stewardship Program will hold a volunteer event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Cline Avenue Dune & Swale Nature Preserve in Hammond.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

How to help

The preservation and protection of the dunes began with activism that remains strong in the region today.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
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

Charbonneau mulling 'huge policy shift' on environment law

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal mandating that Indiana environmental requirements "may not be more stringent" than federal law faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it has died numerous times in years past.

February 11, 2014 7:45 pm
Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

VALPARAISO | While thousands splashed in the lake and played in the sand at the Indiana dunes Sunday, two men responsible for that enjoyment were retracing their journey at the Porter County Museum.

August 18, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

Photos

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"Duner" Herb Read answers questions Sunday after premiering a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video to visitors at the Porter County Museum of History.

August 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"Duner" and photographer John Nelson discusses one of his cameras with Porter County Museum of History worker Emily Royer on Sunday. Nelson, alongside fellow duner Herb Read, fought for the preservation of the dunes in the industry-laden 1960s.

August 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

Save the Dunes veterans recall early days of campaign

"Duners" Herb Read, center left, and John Nelson, center right, greet visitors to the Porter County Museum of History on Sunday alongside Nelson's Saint Bernard, Aslan, during their visit to the museum to show a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video from the 1960s.

August 18, 2013 4:52 pm

Diesel emission reduction grant applications being accepted

South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
Local author pens pictorial on history, geology of the dunes

Local author pens pictorial on history, geology of the dunes

Ken Schoon made a career of teaching science, but found one area lacked the materials needed to bring it home to students.

June 10, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

Photos

Enviro leader touts ecotourism, partnerships

CHESTERTON | More needs to be done to help build partnerships between businesses and environmental organizations to maximize tourism dollars generated by our local natural resources, according to one local leader.

May 22, 2013 2:31 pm

Local diesel emission reduction grants available

South Shore Clean Cities, BP's Whiting Refinery and a host of environmental groups are partnering to provide grants aimed at improving air quality in Lake County.

May 03, 2013 7:00 am
Conservation groups ask feds to stop Enbridge project

Conservation groups ask feds to stop Enbridge project

A consortium of 55 Great Lakes conservation groups, including Save the Dunes, filed a federal petition Tuesday calling for an end to new tar sands pipeline construction by Enbridge Energy LP until updated safety measures are in place.

March 27, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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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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State considering Moon Valley purchase even without mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation requiring the state to purchase Moon Valley, a 57-acre Michigan City dune habitat, will not be acted on this session — but Indiana may end up acquiring the land anyway.

February 11, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Related

Climate change expert warns of impact at National Lakeshore

GARY | Dr. Patrick Gonzalez has seen the tangible effects of climate change on national parks and wants people to take action to prevent further degradation.

November 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Save the Dunes celebrates 60 years

CHESTERTON | Six decades ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, the "Today Show" began airing and Mad Magazine went into publication.

October 27, 2012 9:30 pm
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