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11 Mile Ride

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Posted: July 31, 2019
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Did you know the City of Anderson has a great trail system running right through its heart? And adjacent to its main waterway, the White River? Check it out with this ride from Anderson’s west side to its […]

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29 Mile Ride

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The longest of the three virtual options in 2020. This route is almost exclusively trail-based with some very brief road crossings. You’ll hop on your bike’s at Yorktown’s Morrow’s Meadows and navigate your way east using Yorktown’s system […]

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A Victory for Wetlands

Posted by: HEC
Posted: July 25, 2019
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Lake County residents were able to save the the former Tom Sporre Wildlife area from a proposed residential development. The almost 80-acre restored wetland, a home for waterfowl, was sold at a sheriff’s auction through a series of […]

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Panel 1

Posted by: HEC
Posted: July 17, 2019
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Keynote Speaker

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Blog

Posted by: HEC
Posted: June 10, 2019
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Read up on what’s happening with the Mounds Greenway on our blog.

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Outdoor Wood Boilers

Posted by: HEC
Posted: March 28, 2019
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HEC and our Indiana public interest colleagues partnered with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest to launch an innovative program that incentivized the replacement of old OWBs with clean, renewable energy. It is, to our knowledge, the […]

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Gerrymandering

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To make gerrymandering reform a reality, Indiana needs to change who draws our legislative maps and needs to change how they are drawn. In the 2019 legislative session, Committee chairmen refused to allow hearings on three bills that […]

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Water Quality Standards

Posted by: HEC
Posted: March 27, 2019
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The federal Clean Water Act requires states to periodically review and update their water quality standards. In its most recent review, Indiana started the process of changing its standards for the concentrations of metals in lakes and rivers […]

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Lake Erie Nutrient Pollution

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Northeast Indiana is a source of nutrient pollution to the Western Lake Erie Basin. Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Indiana wrote a Domestic Action Plan for reducing phosphorus heading to Lake Erie in the Maumee River. […]

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Wilderness Funding

Posted by: HEC
Posted: March 26, 2019
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The State of Indiana should dramatically increase its investment in protecting new outdoor lands, principally through the President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust. To this end HEC works closely with the Indiana Conservation Alliance to make dedicated public land […]

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Partners for the White River

Posted by: HEC
Posted: March 25, 2019
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In 2017, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust launched Partners for the White River with support for 9 Indiana organizations to help make Central Indiana’s most significant feature more accessible, more valued, and cleaner. HEC’s work in this […]

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Indiana’s Waters as the Clean Water Act Turns 50

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The federal Clean Water Act turns 50 years old in 2022, so how has it affected Indiana’s waters?  The short answer is that there have been benefits, but it has also left some water pollution unaddressed.  Indiana has […]

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