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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: Linda Anderson
Vice-President: Wes Crawford

Treasurer: Bill McFee
Secretary: Bill Arthur


BOARD MEMBERS


Roger Scott
Tom Busch
John Burns
Jarred Brooke
Amanda Ingram
Mike Jenkins
Denise Laussade
Mike Murr
Guillermo Pardillo
Jason Rakoczy
John Graveel
Trent Hanthorn

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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 26 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am Clegg Memorial Garden
Join NICHES for the Members Only Bird Count Breakfast at Clegg Memorial Garden! Spend the morning counting birds and identifying species while enjoying breakfast on the bluff. Not yet a NICHES member? Become one now[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Clegg Memorial Garden
Bring your family out to Clegg Memorial Garden and get the NICHES Junior Ranger workbooks! Hike the trails and work with NICHES staff members to complete pages in the workbooks and get your NICHES Junior[...]
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Clegg Garden
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. [...]
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 11:30 am Shawnee Bottoms
NICHES 5K Trail Run Camp Out will be Saturday, June 2 (National Trails Day!), at NICHES Shawnee Bottoms property in Fountain County, Indiana! Registration is $45/racer (includes race entry, t-shirt, camp fee, snacks, and raffle[...]
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Clegg Memorial Garden
Join NICHES for a free float down the scenic Wildcat Creek! Take a break and get outside for a couple hours with other paddlers in your community. Start at Wildcat Creek Park and paddle down[...]
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Clegg Garden
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. [...]
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Clegg Memorial Garden
Join NICHES for the monthly members only potluck float! Bring food and drink to share and enjoy at Clegg after a fun paddle down the Wildcat! Contact nyssa@nicheslandtrust.org to reserve your boat today.
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Clegg Memorial Garden
Did you know NICHES properties are all leashed dog friendly? NICHES loves dogs so we’re hosting a Hike With Your Hound event to inspire more people to get outside with their dogs! Come out to[...]

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