Flora Richardson had a vision to create an organization that would protect the native land of the dunes region of Indiana and preserve the legacy of her husband, William, and herself as early twentieth-century naturalists and pioneers in the conservation movement of the Dune area. Originally incorporated in 1958 as the Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary, the name was officially changed to the Flora Richardson Foundation (FRF for short) in February 2008 to better reflect its mission and honor the woman who endowed this organization. FRF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to own, maintain and operate a wildlife sanctuary; to help conserve native plants and animals of the Indiana Dunes; and to promote the study of natural history in the area of southern Lake Michigan.

View more pages for information about the fascinating lives and legacy of the Richardsons, the nature preserve, the Board of Directors, and the photographic archives of William Richardson.