Category: Conservation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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    

  • 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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  • Indiana Wildlife Federation Offering Native Plant Kits

    Through IWF’s partnership with local Indiana Native Plant Nursery, Cardno, they are offering a variety of native plant kits, trees, shrubs and seed for sale online. Your purchase supports IWF and Indiana’s native wildlife! Plant kits being offered for 2015:Native Plant Kit Descriptions – Full ListBird and Butterfly KitRain Garden KitShade KitWetland KitPrairie KitPriarie Grass KitPollinator Kit Bare Root…

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  • People to Contact About the Mounds Issue

    From the INPAWS Conservation team: At the February 10 INPAWS Council meeting, several members requested the list of people to whom to send a letter opposing the Mounds dam proposal. This list was sent to me by Tim Maloney, Senior Policy Director for the Hoosier Environmental Council. For information about the Hoosier Environmental Council alternative…

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  • “Birdscaping” Presentation February 26

    Birdscaping: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard in Every Season Author and naturalist Sharon Sorenson will describe how to create a backyard habitat to attract birds and help them thrive. Learn more about Sharon and her book, Birds in the Yard, month by month, by visiting her website www.birdsintheyard.com. Copies of the book will be…

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  • Panel on Mounds Reservoir February 26

    Heart of the River Coalition, the Anderson organization that is fighting the proposed Mounds Reservoir, will hold a panel discussion to discuss some of the drawbacks to the proposal. Thursday, February 267:00–8:45 p.m.Yorktown High School Auditorium1100 S County Road 575 WestYorktown, IN 47396 Panel members scheduled to take part are Tony Fleming (hydrogeologist), Lee Casebere…

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  • Ohio Botanical Symposium March 27

    The Ohio Botanical Symposium is presented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, in cooperation with Ohio State Parks, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Nature Conservancy and The Ohio State University Herbarium. Held at Villa Milano in Columbus, Ohio, the symposium brings together people of various backgrounds…

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