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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 Anderson

Treasurer: Bill McFee
Secretary: Bill Arthur


BOARD MEMBERS


Shirley Burd
Tom Busch
John Burns
Wes Crawford
Don Franzmeier
Nancy Grenard
Mike Jenkins
Bonnie Maxwell
Guillermo Pardillo
Jason Rakoczy
Matt Washburn

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The Numbers

Approximately 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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Sep 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Guided Naturalist Hike at Clegg @ 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.[...]
Sugar Creek Clean-up @ NICHES Bachner Nature Reserve
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sugar Creek Clean-up @ NICHES Bachner Nature Reserve | Crawfordsville | Indiana | United States
NICHES Executive Director, Gus Nyberg, will lead a clean-up on Sugar Creek from Bachner Nature Reserve put-in to Jim Davis Bridge in conjunction with a large scale multi-site clean-up on the Sugar Creek led by[...]
Patriot Day Clean-up on the Wildcat Creek @ Dayton Access to South Fork of Wildcat Creek
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Patriot Day Clean-up on the Wildcat Creek @ Dayton Access to South Fork of Wildcat Creek | Dayton | Indiana | United States
Care for the state scenic Wildcat Creek by removing trash and debris.  Enjoy a paddle along the beautiful creek with peers. Help native ecosystems survive and protect native wildlife by removing refuse from the waterway.[...]
Oct 4 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Guided Naturalist Hike at Clegg @ 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.[...]
Oct 6 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
First Thursday Float on the Wildcat Creek with NICHES Land Trust @ Wildcat Creek Park | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
NICHES coordinates a monthly float on Indiana Scenic Waterway, Wildcat Creek.  Meet at Wildcat Creek Park at 5:15 to put in to the water.  After boats are unloaded from participant vehicles, we will shuttle cars[...]
Oct 11 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Guided Naturalist Hike at Clegg @ 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
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting and Nature @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Join us 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, tatting, hand sewing, embroidery, etc all[...]
Oct 18 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Guided Naturalist Hike at Clegg @ 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.[...]

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