Dunes Creek Watershed

The Dunes Creek watershed covers an area of approximately 11 square miles in northern Porter County. The plan’s development was coordinated by Save the Dunes and was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in 2006. The primary concerns identified by stakeholders were excess nutrient,sediment, pathogen, total dissolved solids, and chloride loading as well as impaired biotic communities. Save the Dunes received 319 grant funding from by IDEM to implement a cost-share program to install best management practices (BMPs) in critical areas and also to conduct outreach and a volunteer water quality monitoring program..

For more information about the Dunes Creek Watershed Management Plan and past implementation efforts please click here.