Category: Leadership

  • INPAWS Campaigning for Indiana State Wildflower

    Southwest Chapter member and INPAWS Vice President Davie Sue Wallace has persuaded her legislators to introduce a bill naming Butterfly Milkweed the Indiana State Wildflower. March 2017 Update: The bill was introduced but did not make it out of committee. INPAWS will mount a campaign again in the 2018 Legistlative Session.   We’re excited to support this…

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  • Urgent Appeal on IN Climate Action Plan

    This just in from Earth Charter Indiana’s Jim Poyser… Dear Indiana Climate Action Plan Supporters Re: Earth Charter Indiana/Youth Power Indiana’s effort to get a Climate Action Plan for Indiana via the rulemaking process and the Environmental Rules Board (ERB). As you recall, Indiana is one of only 16 states without a plan for addressing,…

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  • WFYI Hosts Conversation on Conservation

    INPAWS past president Tom Hohman joined John Shuey of The Nature Conservancy and Cliff Chapman of Central Indiana Land Trust in a lively discussion of conservation in Indiana, on WFYI’s program “No Limits.” To listen to the broadcast, follow this link.

  • President’s Letter to Indy Parks on Deer Control

    September 25, 2014 To the Board, INDY Parks and Recreation: Thank you for your attention to the pressing issue of deer overpopulation generally, and in Indianapolis in particular. From the small deer herds of the early part of the last century, when hunting and natural predation risked wiping out white tail deer, conditions have changed…

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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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  • INPAWS Council Meeting Dates Announced

    INPAWS officers, chapter leaders, and committee chairs constitute the INPAWS Council, which meets quarterly to conduct the business of the organization.  Dates for our Council meetings in the coming year (second Tuesday of Feb, May, Aug & Nov) are as follows: 11 February 2014 13 May 2014 12 August 2014 11 November 2014 Please reserve…

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  • New Committee to Offer Landscaping Support

    Recognizing the growing interest in landscaping with native plants, INPAWS is forming a new committee that will more intentionally respond to the gardening public’s needs. Among other tasks, the committee will be charged to: Evaluate the information available on the INPAWS website, in brochures, and from other organizations and agencies to see where INPAWS could…

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  • INPAWS Announces Its New Website

    In this electronic age, the web is the primary outreach vehicle to educate the public about the mission of INPAWS, draw in new supporters, engage young people and keep our members informed. Last winter, the INPAWS Board acknowledged the need for a fresh, new website to serve our mission and authorized a committee composed of…

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  • INPAWS Officers to Be Elected at AC2011

    An important item for the business meeting at the upcoming INPAWS Annual Conference is the election of new leaders. We thank these volunteers for stepping up to the challenge of keeping INPAWS vibrant and growing through the next two years. Please make it a point to greet the new leadership team at the conference and…

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  • President Tom Hohman Makes TV Debut

    INPAWS president Tom Hohman promoted Indiana native plants October 12 in a five-minute interview on WISH-TV’s Indy Style.  Admitting that his easy, relaxed demeanor could be deceptive, Tom managed to cover a full range of important points about why native plants belong in everyone’s landscape. Prepare to be wowed by how nicely Tom represents INPAWS…

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