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Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Applications are due Friday for native landscaping awards

Have you been planting native species in your home or office garden? Apply for the Bringing Nature Home awards, which recognize outstanding examples of landscaping that feature native plants. The application deadline is Friday. Shirley Heinze Land Trust has worked for 33 years to acquire and…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve doubles in size

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Shirley Heinze Land Trust has acquired an 80-acre parcel adjacent to the former Meadowbrook Girl Scout Camp it purchased in January 2013.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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How to help

The preservation and protection of the dunes began with activism that remains strong in the region today.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton considers bird sanctuary

CHESTERTON | The Porter County Parks Foundation is looking at creating the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Chesterton.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Round Barn in Baroda is one of 50 "Michigan Companies to Watch," Michigan City's SSAA throws a banquet tomorrow and enthusiastic tree planters, with work gloves and spade shovels, are needed at Meadowlark in Valpo next weekend for a "reforestation."--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher a…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

Fat Tuesday bake sale

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Gary mayor headlines Shirley Heinze Land Trust luncheon

SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was the keynote speaker at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's annual Community Luncheon last month at Briar Ridge Country Club.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am
HMS students learning about plant species and has aspiration of book

HMS students learning about plant species and has aspiration of book

HOBART | This year, Hobart Middle School's Green Team wants to write a book about Lake George.

November 18, 2013 11:42 am

Gary mayor to headline Shirley Heinze Land Trust lunch and awards

SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be the keynote speaker at Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s third annual Community Luncheon on Nov. 8 at Briar Ridge Country Club, 123 Country Club Drive. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon starts at noon.

October 28, 2013 3:49 pm

Shirley Heinze Land Trust plans volunteer day at Bur Oak Woods

HOBART | Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a volunteer workday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bur Oak Woods in Hobart. Volunteers will be making a firebreak that will be used for a prescribed burn this fall or spring.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am
Shutdown prompts quick clean up of Shirley Heinze property

Shutdown prompts quick clean up of Shirley Heinze property

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | The government shutdown prompted an army of volunteers to descend Wednesday on the Shirley Heinze Land Trust Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Preserve.

October 09, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Land trust hosts donor appreciation hike and luncheon

Land trust hosts donor appreciation hike and luncheon

HOBART | Shirley Heinze Land Trust is hosting its annual donor appreciation hike and luncheon Saturday, at Cressmoor Prairie in Hobart. Guided hikes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and begin every 15-30 minutes, ending at 11:30. A complimentary luncheon and presentation by Executive Director Kris Kr…

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

VALPARAISO - The Porter County Community Foundation presented a $20,000 Community Fund grant check to Shirley Heinze Land Trust in support of the Meadowbrook Capital Project. The Meadowbrook project supported the purchase of the former Meadowbrook Girl Scout Camp enabling Shirley Heinze to p…

July 24, 2013 8:24 pm

Free hike offered at Meadowbrook Conservation Center

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A free hike and refreshments will be offered July 20 at Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Preserve compliments of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

July 07, 2013 5:30 pm
Benefit helps Shirley Heinze Land Trust preserve nature

Benefit helps Shirley Heinze Land Trust preserve nature

CHESTERTON | Shirley Heinze Land Trust welcomed 330 friends and supporters to Sand Creek Country Club for its 10th annual summer benefit last month. This year’s benefit celebrated four of Indiana’s "natural gems" - Ambler Flatwoods, Ivanhoe South, Little Calumet Wetlands and Meadowbrook.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust takes over stewardship of former Girl Scout camp

VALPARAISO | The spring flowers welcomed visitors along the trails at the Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Preserve during Sunday afternoon’s open house, as the Shirley Heinze Land Trust welcomed guests as well.

April 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Environmental groups partner with National Lakeshore for new land alliance

Four environmental groups have joined forces with the National Park Service to form a consortium dedicated to land preservation and protection in the Lake Michigan watershed.

March 14, 2013 9:59 am
Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces new officers and board

Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces new officers and board

The Board of Directors of Shirley Heinze Land Trust has elected Margaret Williford as its new president.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Volunteer work day set for Saturday at nature preserve

HOBART | Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a volunteer work day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon and Faith Greiner Nature Preserve.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
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