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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

Elections will occur at the NICHES Annual Meeting

Lily Nature Center

April 27th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Jason Rakoczy

Jason Rakocy

Matt Washburn

Matt Washburn

Tom Busch

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Denise Laussade

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Featuring

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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Feb 28 @ 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. [...]
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lily Nature Center
In this presentation by Andrew Reuter (regional ecologist), learn why Indiana natural areas need to be burned and how the DNR safely conducts controlled burns.
Mar 7 @ 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. [...]
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tippecanoe County Amphitheater
Experience this spring birding ritual with Tippecanoe County Naturalist Mary Cutler and members of the Sycamore Audubon Society through an indoor talk about the woodcock followed by outdoor observations. Bring flashlights and binoculars.  
Mar 14 @ 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. [...]
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lily Nature Center
Explore the process of evaluating habitat with Michael Mycroft (Wildlife Biologist, District 1). Presentation will include basic concepts and principles of addressing habitat diversity, quality, and quantity at different scales (5 acres to 5,000 acres[...]
Mar 21 @ 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. [...]
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lily Nature Center
Tom Swinford (IDNR Asst. Director, Div. of Nature Preserves) will share the events and people that led to the establishment of the Nature Preserves Act of 1967, followed by a survey of Indiana’s system of[...]

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