Archives: January 2012

  • Volunteers Sought for Urban Flora Research

    Dr. Rebecca Dolan is looking for volunteers to assist in urban flora research project. She writes: “I am looking for volunteers to help me gather data on plant functional traits as part of an international research project investigating what sorts of wild plants are able to survive in cities.  “The work involves reference book and…

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  • Small Grant application deadline coming up February 1, 2012

    The application deadline for the 2012 Small Grants program is coming up quickly on February 1! Funding requests must be for projects that are in line with the mission of INPAWS. Awards of up to $1,000 can be used in conjunction with other sources of funding to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization, and scientific…

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  • Virtual Book Club on Biodiversity—An Invitation

    If you were collecting a library of essential works on conservation, ecology, and biodiversity, what books would you include? My sister Rosemary and I have been talking about this from the standpoint of what a well-read citizen activist’s life list of books would include. We’ve started with a few of our favorite titles: A Sand…

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  • INCA Legislative Priorities for 2012

    Indiana Conservation Alliance, of which INPAWS is a member, supports these priorities for the 2012 legislative session. Please call or write your legislators in support of these legislative initiatives, or meet them in person at INCA’s Conservation Day at the Statehouse January 24: Legislation to restrict the use of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers. A bill…

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  • Conservation Day at the Statehouse is Tuesday, January 24

    Conservation Day is sponsored by the Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA), a group of approximately 30 organizations sharing a common interest in the protection, stewardship and sustainable use of our natural resources. INPAWS in a member of INCA. The Conservation Day webpage and registration form is now live on The Nature Conservancy website at:  http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/events/conservation-day-at-the-statehouse.xml. Registration…

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  • PACE Clean Energy Bill to Be Heard January 20

    Here are some details and talking points for your information, sent to us by Conservation Day organizer Angela Hughes of The Nature Conservancy: The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bill is scheduled for a hearing on Friday, January 20, at 8:30 am in Room 156C of the Indiana Statehouse. Authorization of Property Assessed Clean Energy Bonds, House Bill 1332,…

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  • Central Chapter Annual Icebreaker Set

    Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:00-5:00 pm INPAWS Members: Shake off the winter blahs by enjoying refreshments and conversation with fellow members. If you have friends thinking about joining, please invite them to attend and introduce them to Central Indiana’s great INPAWS members. Drinks will be provided. Bring a snack, appetizer, or dessert. Icebreaker will be at the…

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  • Central Chapter Forms Team to Fight Invasives

    INPAWS Central Chapter is reactivating the Invasives Swat Team, which was not active in 2011.  This group takes part in invasive removal efforts at parks and nature preserves in central Indiana, mostly in the Indianapolis area.  In the past, volunteer days have been organized at Eagle Creek, Holliday Park and Woolen’s Gardens (Indy Parks), Glick…

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