Category: Conservation

  • First Multifaith Green Conference in Hamilton County September 26

    NOBLESVILLE, IN – Members of diverse local congregations, Carmel Green Initiative (CGI), and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL) have come together to present How to Green Your Congregation: A Multifaith Conference. This is Hamilton County’s first interdenominational conference on earth stewardship. Saturday, September 269:00 a.m.Student Ministries East WingGrace Church5504 East 146th StreetNoblesville, Indiana “We’re…

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  • Free Milkweed Seed Offered for Restoration Projects

    Monarch Watch is offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects in September 2015 and through spring and fall 2016. Information for applying for these free plugs can be found at: http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/milkweed/free-milkweeds-for-restoration-projects/  

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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