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Indiana Events
Though most of these events are open to the public, some may only be for Conservancy members. Please call 317-951-8818 if you have questions regarding an event. We hope to see you soon!

Information on our volunteer stewardship workdays is also listed on our volunteer webpage.


Special Events


  • Earth Day Indiana Festival

    Military Park
    April 21, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy is once again proud to be a part of the annual Earth Day Indiana Festival. The 2018 Earth Day Indiana Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Military Park at White River State Park. Come to ... Learn more


  • An Evening of Butterflies

    Lake Village Library
    March 01, 2018

    Identifying Indiana’s Common Butterflies: Jeffrey Belth will provide tips on how to identify some of our common local butterflies. He will also discuss their habitat needs and larval host plants. Jeff has been photographing butterflies in Indiana for over 25 ye... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Mosquito Creek Woods Trail Maintenance

    15202 Sunset Strip Rd SE
    Laconia, IN 47135
    April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2018

    We are preparing to install a new trail at Mosquito Creek Woods. Please join Nature Conservancy staff for trail head maintenance/installation. The event is from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This workday's focus is on trash cleanup, treating invasive honeysuckle and other invasi... Learn more


  • Mosquito Creek Woods Trail Maintenance

    Blue River Project Office
    5885 Wulfman Rd SE
    Laconia, IN 47135
    April 20, 2018 - April 20, 2018

    Join us for an afternoon of trail maintenance at the Shirley Bender Trail in Mosquito Creek Woods. This workday is appropriate for all ages and abilities. The workday will begin at 1:00pm and end at 5:00pm. We will work on trimming shrubs and overhanging vines, remov... Learn more


  • Seed Harvesting Workday: Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Nursery
    1492 W 250 N
    Morocco, IN 47963
    September 08, 2018

    It's pickin' time! Join us as we collect seed from a variety of native flower and grass species for use in our upcoming restoration plantings at Conrad Station Savanna. While we are collecting, there's no telling what we will see...flowers, butterflies, birds...After... Learn more


  • Summer Workday: Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Main Office
    3294 N US 41
    Morocco, IN 47963
    August 11, 2018

    Join us in continuing to improve our restoration plantings by removing invasive weeds. Seasonal timing is a little different each year, so we might be removing any one of the following species: common teasel, Queen Anne's lace, sweet clover, or spotted knapweed. Depe... Learn more


  • Summer Workday, Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Main Office
    3294 N US 41
    Morocco, IN 47963
    July 14, 2018

    Join us in continuing to improve our restoration plantings by removing invasive weeds. Seasonal timing is a little different every year, so we might be removing any of the following species: common teasel, Queen Anne's lace, sweet clover, or spotted knapweed. Dependi... Learn more


  • Springtime planting: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Main Office
    3294 N US 41
    Morocco, IN 47963
    May 12, 2018

    Join us for a morning of planting milkweeds along a Milkweed Trail open later this year to the public for learning and loving native plants. This workday is appropriate for all ages and abilities. We will be meeting at working at the Kankakee Sands Office, located at... Learn more


  • Spring in the Greenhouse: Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Nursery
    1492 W CR 250 N
    Morocco, IN 47963
    April 14, 2018

    Join us once again in the warm, warm greenhouse for a morning of transplanting another round of 3,000 - 5,000 native plant seedlings that will be planted onto Conservancy owned properties in northern Indiana later this year. The work is easy and the conversation is a... Learn more


  • Spring in the Greenhouse: Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Nursery
    1492 W CR 250 N.
    Morocco, IN 47963
    March 10, 2018

    Join us in the warm, warm greenhouse for a morning of transplanting 3,000 to 5,000 native plant seedlings that will be planted out onto Conservancy owned properties in northern Indiana later this year. We will work with a variety of species, but most will likely be a... Learn more


  • Winter Workday: Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Main Office
    3294 N US 41
    Morocoo, IN 47963
    December 08, 2018

    We will being our series of winter workdays by going out to Conrad Station. We will work to expand canopy openings by using hatchets to girdle select trees and applying herbicide to the girdle to prevent re-sprouting. We will need to take a short hike through the sav... Learn more


  • Winter Workday: Saturday, November 10 , 2018

    Kankakee Sands Nursery
    1492 W 250 N
    Morocco, IN 47963
    November 10, 2018

    The seed harvest is finished ans now it is time to clean the seeds that will be used in our restoration planting this coming winter. Join us as we work with native plant seeds large and small, appreciating each and everyone. Warning: the work can be a bit dusty and s... Learn more


  • Seed Harvesting Workday: Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Kankakee Sands Nursery
    1492 W 250 N
    Morocoo, IN 47963
    October 13, 2018

    Enjoy the orange and gold colors of the prairie during this workday of collecting seeds. There will be seed harvesting activities outdoors in the nursery, and seed cleaning activities in the shade of the pole bard. Fun for all, that's our promise...and cookies too! N... Learn more


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