News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 22, 2012

IDNP director is speaker at Ouabache meeting


Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Ouabache Land Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust serving west central Indiana, will have its third annual meeting and banquet on Jan. 25 at Kleptz Restaurant, 9711 W. U.S. 40, Seelyville (8 miles east of downtown Terre Haute).

The featured speaker for the evening is John Bacone, Indiana Division of Nature Preserves (IDNP) director.  

When Bacone became director in 1979, there were 51 dedicated nature preserves in Indiana protecting 9,637 acres of land. Today, there are over 200 dedicated nature preserves protecting more than 40,000 acres throughout the state.   

Bacone will be discussing the Healthy Rivers Initiative, the history of Indiana’s Nature Preserve System and the relationship between the IDNP & local land trusts.  There will be a social hour and silent auction beginning at 6:00 with dinner at 7:00.

Make reservations by contacting Phil Cox at 765-548-4007 or philwcox@gmail.com by Jan. 18.

Checks (made payable to Ouabache Land Conservancy for $25 per person for 2013 members, $50 minimum for non-members (includes a membership), and $25 per guest with member) can be mailed to Phil Cox, P.O. Box 237, Clinton, IN 47842 or payment can be made at the door (with a reservation).  

See www.ouabachelandconservancy.org for more information.