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Indiana

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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


  • A Celebration of Kankakee Sands, May 12

    Kankakee Sands
    3294 North US 41
    Morocco, IN 47963
    May 12, 2018

    Join us in celebrating all that is Kankakee Sands! There is a lot going on and you are welcome to any and all events during the day. 8 am - 10 am - Birding Hike 9 am - 4 pm - Friends of the Sands Plant Distribution 9 am - Noon - Volunteer Workday to plant milkweeds a... Learn more


  • Birding Hike at Kankakee Sands, Saturday, June 23

    Kankakee Sands Office
    3294 N US 41
    Morrocoo, IN 47963
    June 23, 2018

    Birding Hike with Matthew Beatty of Dunes-Calumet Audubon!  RSVP required. RSVP to Matthew Beatty of mbeatty233@gmail.com or 574-323-1023 A Butterfly Walk will be held afterwards from 10 am - noon. Join us for one or both hikes! Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Kids to Parks Day: Care for Your Park, May 19

    Children of Indiana Nature Park
    1730 Airport Road
    Centerville, IN 47330
    May 19, 2018

    On this national day of outdoor play, we join the National Park Trust to celebrate your Children of Indiana Nature Park! This Kids to Parks day invites Hoosier kids to play in and care for your Children of Indiana Nature Park. Participating children and their familie... Learn more


  • Prairie Border Volunteer Workday: Friday, May 4, 2018

    Prairie Border Nature Preserve
    11600 N 400 E
    Wheatfield, IN 46392
    May 04, 2018

    Join us at Prairie Border Nature Preserve in Jasper County to do clean-up and maintenance of the new hiking trail as well as hazard tree falling. This former row crop field was restored to wetland and prairie in 2014 - you'll be amazed at how it looks after only thre... Learn more


  • Fall Creek Gorge Volunteer Workday: Friday, April 27, 2018

    Fall Creek Gorge
    1598 N 025 E
    Williamsport, IN 47993 
    April 27, 2018

    Join us at Fall Creek Gorge to pull garlic mustard from the woods on either side of gorge and clean up trash.  Please bring gloves, water, snacks, and a lunch. Boots and long pants are recommended. Trash bags and bug spray will be provided. After the work is com... Learn more


  • Mosquito Creek Woods Trail Maintenance: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    15202 Sunset Strip Rd SE
    Laconia, IN 47135
    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


  • 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


  • 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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