Posts by: Wendy Ford

  • Heart of the River proposes alternative to Mounds Reservoir

    The following statement was read at a press conference on March 20, 2015, at the site of the proposed reservoir. INPAWS Recording Secretary Amy Perry represented INPAWS at the event. HEART OF THE RIVER NEWS CONFERENCE STATEMENT  Heart of the River is a grass roots community organization of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving a free…

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  • Please donate your native plants to the Annual Plant Sale!

    Hello, The Annual Native Plant Sale is coming up Saturday May 9. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for us and helps provide many other projects during the year to promote native plants and the wildlife they sustain.  If you are new to the Sale, you may not know that the majority of…

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  • Indiana Conservation Alliance 2015 Priorities

    INCA’s John Ulmer reminds us that March 24 is Conservation Day at the Statehouse! Whether you are attending or not, please contact your Senator or Representative and ask them to join INCA organizations for Mid-Morning Snacks in the Rotunda. While inviting them, let them know of your support for INCA’s priorities … it is important…

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  • Kay Yatskievych to Lead Wildflower Hike April 11

    ANNUAL WILDFLOWER HIKE PLANNED FOR BLUESPRINGS CAVERNS Plans have been finalized for the annual White River RC&D Wildflower Hike on April 11 which combines wildflowers with a chance to visit Bluesprings Caverns. The popular event will return to Lawrence County and features a large sinkhole at the Caverns. The wildflower hike will be led by…

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  • Volunteer for the Native Plant Sale May 8-9

    Hi all. Are you interested in native plants and a fun busy event to help promote them? Now is the time to sign up to volunteer for the sale. Jobs run Friday evening May 8 from 4:00-8:00 pm with setting out plants and generally getting ready. Also Saturday morning May 9 from 7:00 am through…

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  • Doug Tallamy Just Doesn’t Quit

    Ruth Ann Ingraham said it: Doug Tallamy is a rock star! And he just doesn’t quit. See these links to his latest articles in The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/opinion/in-your-garden-choose-plants-that-help-the-environment.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/10/opinion/playing-god-in-the-garden.html    

  • Video Shows Central Indiana Wildflowers Through the Seasons

    Titled “Blooming Through the Seasons,” this just-released video presentation is a “prequel” to the book, “Wildflowers of Holliday Park: A Pictorial Field Guide Organized by Blooming Season,” by INPAWS member Norma Bangel Wallman. The 23-minutes video shows the wildflower season at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the calendar unfolds in three-second “days,” more than…

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  • Update on Mounds Reservoir Issue

    Things are heating up on the Mounds Reservoir issue: The Phase II report has been issued, and proponents will be attempting in March to get the various councils in Madison and Delaware County to support formation of a commission to move forward on the reservoir. The Heart of the River Coalition held a panel in…

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  • Public Forum on Pollinator Protection March 31

    There will be a public forum on the Indiana pollinator protection plan, which President Obama’s memorandum asked states to develop. This will be all day March 31 at the Purdue Beck Center at the research farm on US 52 in West Lafayette.  INPAWS’ Ellen Jacquart will be in attendance in her capacity as a member…

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  • Indiana Wildlife Federation Offering Native Plant Kits

    Through IWF’s partnership with local Indiana Native Plant Nursery, Cardno, they are offering a variety of native plant kits, trees, shrubs and seed for sale online. Your purchase supports IWF and Indiana’s native wildlife! Plant kits being offered for 2015:Native Plant Kit Descriptions - Full ListBird and Butterfly KitRain Garden KitShade KitWetland KitPrairie KitPriarie Grass KitPollinator Kit Bare Root…

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