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  • Tour Mounds State Park August 6

    Led by Mounds State Park staff Please join Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) members and conservationists as we visit Mounds State Park for a free tour of the park property which will be impacted by the proposed Mounds Reservoir. A park naturalist will guide us through the unique “fen”‘ habitat and point out the rare plants…

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  • Workshop on American Chestnut Restoration

    Asheville, NC – The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) in collaboration with the Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquium presents “Integrating Genomics Tools in American Chestnut Restoration” on October 23-24, 2015 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. The event coincides with TACF’s 2015 Annual Fall Meeting. This unique 2-day workshop will feature scientists…

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  • Midwest Native Plant Society Sale July 25

    Come to Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Rd, Dayton, Ohio, for the seventh annual Midwest Plant Society Native Plant & Vendor Sale on July 25, 2015. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., vendors will be selling an array of native plants, books, art, jewelry, and more. Ask experts for advice on purchasing the right native plants…

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  • 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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