Blog Posts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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