Preserve the Dunes, Inc. is a grass roots, not-for-profit organization. Our purpose is to protect the sand dunes of southwest Michigan from harm and destruction.
Michigan Conservation Districts: This web page provides the most current up to date information on critical dunes, including their ecological value, geographical extent and location. Building in Michigan’s Critical Dunes is regulated by the Sand Dune Protection Management Act and this page provides current information related to the permitting process, best management practices to protect critical dunes, educational resources, and links to the state permitting agency.
Michigan Sand Dune Protection: Michigan's most unique and fragile sand dunes are protected by minimizing the impacts of development within designated critical dune areas along the Great Lakes shoreline. Earthmoving, vegetation removal, and construction activities within a critical dune area are regulated through a permit program.
Calvin College Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes: This website explores the physical characteristics and processes of Lake Michigan coastal dunes, using the dunes of P.J. Hoffmaster State Park as examples of landforms and processes.