Category: Conservation

  • 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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  • 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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