Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)

NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the citizens of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties in Northwest Indiana. The Northwest Indiana region is part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). NIRPC provides a forum … Continued

Save the Dunes

The mission of Save the Dunes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, is to preserve, protect and restore the Indiana Dunes and all natural resources in Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan Watershed for an enhanced quality of life. One of Indiana’s Oldest Environmental … Continued

Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Shirley Heinze Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1981 as a charitable trust to preserve and protect the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes region. We acquire and preserve natural lands throughout Northwest Indiana. We also offer … Continued

Rain Garden Party

Rain gardens are bowl-shaped plant communities that absorb runoff from impervious surfaces such as driveways, yards, rooftops, etc. This fun and interactive party will demonstrate the use of rain gardens, design, plant selection and other interesting rain garden facts! Refreshments and light dinner will … Continued

Ecologist/Entrepreneur John Ervin Radio Interview

Renaissance man, student of nature, ecologist, landscape consultant, philosopher, chicken farmer… There are a lot of ways to describe today’s radio guest, John Ervin.     Listen to the show’s archive and hear John Ervin’s thoughts on rain gardens, forest … Continued

The Indiana Tree Project

The Indiana Tree Project is a joint effort between the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation; the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry; and the citizens of Indiana. The Indiana Tree Project is dedicated to planting and expanding Indiana’s forests. … Continued

GrowNWI

  GrowNWI Vision: Create a common voice within the region to promote Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens. Challenge community, business and civic leaders to lay the foundation for the growth of sustainable community gardens in every South Shore municipality. Main … Continued

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