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Save the Dunes

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Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, originally known as Save the Dunes Council, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization out of Northwest Indiana. Save the Dunes' mission 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.

History

Save the Dunes council was established in June 1952 by Dorothy Buell when 21 women met at her home to create what would become the campaign to establish the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Their credo became, "We are prepared to spend the rest of our lives, if necessary, to save the Dunes.". Indiana Representative, Charles A. Halleck aggressively challenged Save the Dunes Council and their ally, Illinois Senator, Paul Douglas. Halleck carried an unwavering support for creating a port on the Lakeshore. The port would removed the large central dunes of the Indiana Dunes. The battle between Douglas and Halleck ended with a compromise with the Port of Indiana being created and the authorization of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Save the Dunes Wikipedia


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