Posts by: Wendy Ford

  • Good and Bad Developments Re: Mounds Reservoir

    This just in from Tom Hohman… There have recently been both good and bad developments in the Mounds Reservoir battle.  For background, while the dam would be in Anderson (Madison County), the reservoir would stretch into a significant section of Delaware County (where Muncie is located). The Delaware County Council voted unanimously to oppose the…

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  • Hike Eagle’s Crest Nature Preserve, Marion County, September 5

    The Division of Nature Preserves is teaming up with some of our partner organizations and land trusts to hold a series of hikes on nature preserves. The partner for this hike is the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Hike leader will be John Bacone, Director of Nature Preserves. Eagle’s Crest Nature Preserve contains excellent…

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  • INPAWS Small Grant Keeps Stockwell Beautiful

    From INPAWS Small Grants awardee Krista Ziller… I just wanted to share pictures with you showing the activities that have happened because of your generous donation. We had a great turnout of volunteers the eve we passed out our town flower–purple coneflower–to our 400 residents (of Stockwell, Indiana). The community was very happy to receive…

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  • Flora-Quest 2015 Registration Now Open

    Hemlocks to Hellbenders, August 27-29 Flora-Quest 2015 registration is now open. Whether you are a professional naturalist or new to the wonders of the great outdoors, Flora-Quest has a trip designed for you. Since 2007, we have been educating Ohioans to their unique botanical communities. Our expert guides will lead you to Mohican’s most scenic locations…

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  • Draft Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan Available for Comment

    Ellen Jacquart, who sits on the Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB), has sent us a link to the first draft of the Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15). Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15) This first draft was developed based largely on discussions from the March 31, 2015 Pollinator Protection Plan Development Meeting. In consideration of the…

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  • Heart of the River to Host Community Forum on Reservoir Proposal June 2

    Heart of the River Coalition will sponsor a Community Forum for Reservoir Concerns to be held on Tuesday, June 2, from 7 – 9pm at Anderson University’s Byrum Hall, 1100 E. 5th St. in Anderson, IN.  John Fillwalk, Director of the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts whose work has appeared on the History Channel and PBS,…

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  • Anderson City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Mounds Reservoir May 28

    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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  • Tell Your Legislator: 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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