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NICHES mission is to protect, restore and sustain northern Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations.

 

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BOARD OFFICERS



President: Dan Towery
Vice-President: Linda Prokopy

Treasurer: Bill McFee
Secretary: Linda Anderson


BOARD MEMBERS


Bill Arthur
Shirley Burd
Tom Busch
John Burns
Don Franzmeier
Nancy Grenard
Bonnie Maxwell
Guillermo Pardillo
Jason Rakoczy
Pauline Shen
Matt Washburn

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The Numbers

OVER 15 MILES OF PUBLIC TRAILS
EXPLORE PRAIRIE, WOODLAND & WETLAND
NEARLY 3100 ACRES PRESERVED
FREE & OPEN DAWN TO DUSK
DISCOVER RESERVES ACROSS 13 COUNTIES
PADDLE ALONG INDIANA WATERWAYS

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Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly NICHES Workday 10am - 12pm @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Contribute to the ongoing care of Clegg Garden by attending the workday led by a member of NICHES staff.  Arrive at 9:30 for coffee / tea and a conversation about the task for the workday. [...]
Feb 9 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Weekly Wander at Clegg Garden @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Join a naturalist for a guided walk along Clegg Garden trails. Learn about flora and fauna, native ecosystems and natural cycles as you wander the scenic trails. Trails have steps and climb and descend hills.[...]
Knitting and Nature @ Clegg Garden
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting and Nature @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Join NICHES Education and Outreach Director, Brooke Criswell, for an evening of knitting or crochet at NICHES Administratvie Office at Clegg Garden. Bring your self-contained craft project along; converse folks as we craft (knitting, crochet,[...]
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webcast brown-bag lunch @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
The Stewardship Network hosts a monthly webcast about stewardship, restoration, conservation and related topics. NICHES will host a gather and view the webcast bag lunch event. Bring your packed lunch to Clegg on Wednesday February[...]
Planting a Native Garden – class via Morton Community Center @ Morton Community Center, West Lafayette, Indiana
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Planting a Native Garden - class via Morton Community Center @ Morton Community Center, West Lafayette, Indiana | West Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Learn about various native plant species and how to best incorporate them into a home or public garden. Native plants preferred habitat conditions, interrelationships, and flowering times will be explored. Participants get first-hand experience with[...]
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Morning Guided Walk at Clegg Garden @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Join a naturalist for a guided walk along Clegg Garden trails. Learn about flora and fauna, native ecosystems and natural cycles as you walk the scenic trails. Trails have steps and climb and descend hills.[...]
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly NICHES Workday 10am - 12pm @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Contribute to the ongoing care of Clegg Garden by attending the workday led by a member of NICHES staff.  Arrive at 9:30 for coffee / tea and a conversation about the task for the workday. [...]
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Control Burn as a Land Management Tool - class via Morton Community Center @ Morton Community Center, West Lafayette, Indiana | West Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Stewardship Manager and Burn Boss in Training, Brad Weigel, leads a 2 week educational course on Control Burn as a Land Management Tool. Brad explains the benefits of control burn on native ecosystems, what goes[...]

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