Blog Posts

  • SWINPAWS Program January 16

    A winter chill is in the air and 2016 has arrived. Our annual Chew & Renew will give you a chance to renew your SWINPAWS membership, enjoy a light breakfast, and view an award-winning documentary. “The Story of Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians” shows why Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wildflower paradise. Over…

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  • Chapman Kelley Launches “Wildflower Works” Foundation

    This letter from artist Chapman Kelley was shared by the Council for Artists Rights. It will be of interest to those of you who visit Chicago. See also this interesting article about the “wildflower painting” that was savaged by the Chicago Parks Department, resulting in a lawsuit.  ========================================= December 14, 2015 Season’s greetings! I am…

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  • What’s Bioscaping?? Learn All About It at AC2015

    People are asking about the theme of our 2015 INPAWS Annual Conference–Bioscaping: Gardening for Life. What’s bioscaping? It’s planning your landscape to include a smorgasbord of native plants to nourish the creatures at the bottom of the food chain. With native habitat fast disappearing, essential food sources have gone missing. The majority of insect larvae…

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  • Sustainable Weed Management Workshop Set for June 2016

    A unique, productive annual workshop for researchers and practitioners to engage in transdisciplinary discussions and problem solving related to sustainable weed management in agricultural, forest, and grassland systems. This workshop is suitable for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior researchers and practitioners across ecological, agricultural, and social science disciplines and fields. This year…

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  • Dec. 9-10 Invasive Plant Symposium Agenda Set

    This just in from Ellen Jacquart regarding the 2015 MIPN Invasive Plant Symposium, December 9-10… The agenda is out for the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Invasive Plant Symposium!  See the flyer for the details, but let me hit a few of the highlights for you: You’ll hear everything you need to know on the best…

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  • Plan for State Forests Criticized

    From our conservation partners at Indiana Forest Alliance, this letter suggests INPAWS members should weigh in by writing to the DNR Department of Forestry… September 14, 2015 Dear Friend, The Division of Forestry has released a new Strategic Plan for our state forests that will continue the unprecedented increase in commercial logging for the next…

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  • Yorktown Opposes Mounds Reservoir, Sept 21

    From Sheryl Meyer of Heart of the River Coalition (HTR)…(9/21/15) After 2 1/2 years of writing letters, hosting forums, testifying at public meetings, delivering yard signs, distributing t-shirts, gathering signatures on petitions, doing research, brainstorming together, hosting protest paddles, creating protest art, talking to neighbors, attending HTR meetings, hosting press conferences,  talking to community groups,…

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  • Allegheny Spurge Subject to Boxwood Blight

    Our state botanist/plant ecologist Mike Homoya refers us to an article showing that Boxwood Blight has shown signs of affecting our native Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens). This is especially of concern in Indiana, where Allegheny spurge is considered threatened.  View the article

  • Invasives Workshop for Landowners, Dubois

    Mark your calendars for an upcoming Invasives Workshop for landowners on November 6 in Dubois. Learn to recognize invasive species and how to control them to reduce the harmful impacts on your property! See the flyer for details and registration information. We hope to see you there! Liz Jackson, Executive DirectorIndiana Forestry & Woodland Owners…

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  • Eco Logic Offers Native Stock for Fall Planting

    A big thank you to all of you that made it to our first plant sale! We want to be sure everyone knows that we plan to have several Saturday sale days next spring and fall. We will send notification of the dates in 2016. In the meantime, we have a good amount of stock…

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