Category: Conservation

  • 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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  • 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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