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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

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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May 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
First Thursday Float on the Wildcat Creek with NICHES Land Trust @ Wildcat Creek Park | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Due to high and fast flowing water, the May 5 float is cancelled. The water is flowing at over 4 times the rate we require for safe paddling for novice participants. Join us in June,[...]
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Stream Ecology at Bachner @ Bachner
Explore Sugar Creek at NICHES Bachner Nature Reserve. Use nets to collect macro-invertebrate species and learn about the health of the ecosystems. Dress to be comfortable outdoors and wear shoes that can get wet.  All[...]
May 10 @ 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. [...]
Planting a Native Garden – class via Morton Community Center @ Morton Community Center, West Lafayette, Indiana
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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[...]
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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,[...]
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday in the Wild Moyer-Gould Wildflower Walk @ Moyer-Gould Woods
Stewardship Manager Brad Weigel leads an interpretive walk through Moyer-Gould woods, which will be abloom with a diverse array of spring wildflowers.
NICHES Land Trust Annual Meeting @ Carnegie Library Museum
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NICHES Land Trust Annual Meeting @ Carnegie Library Museum | Crawfordsville | Indiana | United States
Join NICHES staff, Board of Directors and Members for NICHES Annual Meeting. The meeting includes an Organizational Update, board member election, a presentation by an guest presenter, Marc Hudson, a silent auction, and a chance[...]

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