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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 31 @ 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. [...]
May 31 @ 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.[...]
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
Voyage of Discovery @ Wildcat Creek, Indiana Scenic Waterway
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Voyage of Discovery @ Wildcat Creek, Indiana Scenic Waterway | Cutler | Indiana | United States
Take a Voyage of Discovery with NICHES Land Trust. Journey from Adam’s Mill to Peter’s Mill on a 3 day 2 night canoe trip down the Wildcat Creek.  Explore the Wildcat stream ecosystem and learn[...]
Jun 7 @ 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. [...]
Jun 7 @ 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.[...]
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Create a Wildlife Haven in Your Backyard @ Clegg Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Instructor Virginian Anson OFS explains how providing  basic needs enables  you to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard. Learn what the basic needs are, how to provide them in your yard, and[...]
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Wildcat Creek @ Adam's Mill | Cutler | Indiana | United States
This annual event is co-sponsored by Adams Mill, Wildcat Guardians, NICHES Land Trust, and Promoting Wildcat Valley. Free escorted canoe rides around the Oxbow at Adams Mill are featured. Food, and drinks, including desserts prepared[...]

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