Posts by: Wendy Ford

  • Anderson City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Mounds Reservoir

    This just in from Tom Hohman… Things are happening at a fast pace on the Mounds Reservoir front.  The Delaware County Council held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to provide an opportunity for the public to express their views on the proposed reservoir.  Over 350 people attended, and nearly 50 people spoke.  All of…

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  • Conservation Matters

    Jane and David Savage, Conservation Advocacy Team Leaders, submitted this report on the 2015/2016 legislative session. Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA) legislative priorities for 2015/2016 were: 1. Continue the $2 million general fund biennial appropriation for the Clean Water Indiana (CWI) program. The Clean Water Indiana program was created to protect and enhance the water quality…

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  • Save Our Pollinators! Go ‘Neonic Free’ in Your Garden

    Neonicotinoids, a systemic insecticide used to treat crop seeds and ornamental landscaping plants, have been strongly implicated in the devastating collapse of pollinator populations around the country.  We all know how important pollinators are, right? About 70% of the world’s plants require a pollinator, including 35% of crop species.  The value of pollinated crops in…

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  • Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop Offered

    Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored AQUATIC PLANT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer! This class will also be…

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  • Forum on Mounds Reservoir June 2

    This just in from Sheryl Myers., HTR Coalition, 765-620-4166 On Tuesday, June 2, Heart of the River Coalition will host an informational forum at Byrum Hall on Anderson University campus from 7 – 9 pm.  Speakers will include: Bradley Rayl (former Anderson City engineer) Dr. John Fillwalk (I.D.I.A. lab at Ball State) Tony Fleming, professional…

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  • Protest Paddle on Endangered Stretch of White River May 30

    Join Heart of the River Coalition on a float down the section of the West Fork of the White River being threatened by the economic development plan to build an environmentally destructive dam.    Saturday, May 30 (rain date June 13) Canoe Country, Daleville, Indiana  Canoes and kayaks available for rent, reservations recommended at 765-378-7358 or…

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  • T -2 days until the annual INPAWS Native Plant Sale–May 9

    Only 2 days now until the Sale.  It is this Saturday, May 9, from 10:15-approx 12:30.  Located at Park Tudor High School Gym, 7200 N College, Indy 46240.  Please check this website under Gatherings, then Native Plant Sale for all the details. Bring your friends and anyone new you can introduce to natives.  And be sure…

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  • Sneak Peek of Auction Items to be at the Plant Sale May 9

    There is an amazing selection of items for this year’s auction at the INPAWS Native Plant Sale May 9, so we are posting a partial list. (not enough room here for all, and more items will be brought in on the morning of the sale. So be prepared to be pleasantly surprised, too!)  For the auction,we…

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  • Volunteer Shrub Planting on Tuesday, April 21

    Volunteers are needed for one, two, or as many hours as they can give to help plant 800 small native shrubs on a slope along Ferry St. running east from the 18th St underpass to the road that enters Murdock Park in Lafayette. These shrubs will replace the removed invasive infestation of Asian bush honeysuckle…

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  • Blame Bambi for Bountiful Garlic Mustard

    From Ellen Jacquart, here’s a brief summary of the seminar on the interaction of deer and garlic mustard by Dr. Susan Kalisz at IU on 4/10: Take away deer and garlic mustard goes away. OK, that’s a little bereft of details, but pretty much sums it up. Dr. Kalisz has done quite thorough and impressive…

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