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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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Aug 30 @ 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. [...]
Aug 30 @ 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.[...]
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday in the Wild: Gravel Hill Prairie @ Clegg Memorial Garden | Lafayette | Indiana | United States
Ryan Schroeder, Purdue Natural Resources and Environmental Science Student shares his research about the rare ecosystem, gravel hill prairie. Ryan will discuss the unique components of gravel hill prairies, their likely locations, and where niches[...]
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
Sep 6 @ 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.[...]
Patriot Day Clean-up on the Wildcat Creek @ Dayton Access to South Fork of Wildcat Creek
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 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.[...]
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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,[...]

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