Shirley Heinze Land Trust Retains Natural Character of Meadowbrook

In 2012, Shirley Heinze Land Trust was approached by the Girl Scouts to acquire their former Camp Meadowbrook.  This strategic addition to SHLT’s system of nature preserves has been met with tremendous support from funders, partner organizations and volunteers. The … Continued

NWI Earth Day: Saturday, April 20th 9am – 4pm

Kathy Sipple speaks with Donna Stuckert from the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County about Northwest Indiana Earth Day, happening this Saturday, April 20th from 9am to 4pm at the Porter County Expo Center. This year will feature … Continued

Vacant to Vibrant: Gary Hosts Green Infrastructure Community Forum

(Gary, Ind.)- The City of Gary’s Vacant to Vibrant community kick-off forum to discuss Gary’s green revitalization efforts will take place Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Aquatorium, 6918 Oak Avenue in Gary from 5-7pm. The community kick-off forum will … Continued

Little Calumet River Watershed Project

The following is a transcript of a podcast that was recorded on January 29, 2013. To listen to the podcast, click here. Paul Quinlan, Stewardship Director for Shirley Heinze Land Trust, speaks with host Kathy Sipple about the organization’s Little … Continued

Seed Cleaning and Volunteerism at Kankakee Sands in Newton County

Contributed by Sarah Weaver, 219 GreenConnect volunteer: Growing up I never volunteered or got involved in any causes. I ignored advice to volunteer to make myself a better candidate for graduate school, scholarships and jobs by doing a lot of … 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

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County

Established in 1993, the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is a government agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life for Porter County residents by providing convenient, voluntary waste reduction programs. The District promotes environmental … Continued

Midwest Permaculture

“Our work as permaculture-training-providers is to guide our students in how to develop the observational skills, the knowledge, and the practical information to create sustainable gardens, homes, landscapes, farms, relationships, and communities – in essence – how to develop a … 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

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