Category: Conservation

  • Butterfly Workshop Near Cincinnati July 12

    Posted: 16 May 2014 03:30 AM PDT Mid-summer is a great time to find lots of butterflies of many species. Hence the date of the upcoming Butterfly Workshop, hosted by the Midwest Native Plant Conference: Saturday, July 12. The workshop will be held at the capacious and comfortable visitor’s center at Caesar’s Creek Lake in…

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  • Join us at SNAYL Day in Bloomington June 7!

    The Monroe County – Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) group, a partner of INPAWS is hosting a fun and informative day next Saturday, June 7 that will teach you how to manage your land and make it as healthy and diverse as possible.  We’ll have lots of talks, hikes and demonstrations on how to identify…

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  • INPAWS Council Opposes Mounds Reservoir Project

    At its quarterly meeting on February 11, 2014, INPAWS Council passed the following resolution: The proposed Mounds Reservoir, on the White River at Anderson, would inundate a rare and unique dedicated state nature preserve, as well as significant areas of mature riparian habitat. The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society believes that this would represent…

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  • Opposition to Dam on White River in Anderson

    This from the Heart of the River Coalition (November 1): The Heart of the River coalition announces its position in opposition to the planned dam and reservoir on White River. After extensive review, we believe that a reservoir would not be in the best interest of the community and the ecology of the White River…

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  • List and Map of Indiana Nature Preserves

    The question came up at our November 9 Annual Conference whether there was a map of Indiana’s nature preserves. There’s a fine interactive map on the DNR website. Find a link to it on our page Where to Visit Indiana Natives.

  • KS Land Institute Seeking Silphium

    We are seeking to diversify the genetics of our Silphium integrifolium (rosinweed) population. Currently, most of our material comes from wild populations in Kansas. If any of you know how to identify this species and know where it can be found, I would be most grateful if you could collect some seeds and send them…

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  • MG Seminar “How to Feed a Planet” Sept 28

    Hendricks County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a day-long seminar focused on the complex issues of feeding the world while maintaining a healthy environment: what goes into food production, how food gets to market, and how our food choices impact our planet. Speakers and topics include: Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, will present “Indiana Statewide Study…

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  • AC2013 to Tackle Conservation Issues

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indiana Native Plant Conference Tackles Conservation Issues What: Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society 20th Annual Conference Theme: “Conservation: Saving Indiana’s Native Plants and Wild Places” When: Saturday, November 9, 2013; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Monon Community Center, East Building, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032 Who: Open…

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  • Black Walnut Tree Fungus Confirmed in Ohio

    This just in from Ohio entomologist Phillip Marshall via Ellen Jacquart… Ohio has confirmed the TCD fungus, Geosmithia morbid, from trees in Butler county Ohio (see attached press release). Butler County, Ohio is north of Cincinnati and adjacent to Dearborn County Indiana. The location of TCD in Butler county is 15-20 miles east of the…

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  • INPAWS Advocates to Restore Conservation Funding

    With INPAWS Council approval, INPAWS president Art Hopkins send the following letter on August 14, 2013. The letter was drafted by the Indiana Conservation Alliance, of which INPAWS is a member. INPAWS members are invited to chime in to keep funding for a number of important conservation funds that stand to be eliminated. ====================================================== The…

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