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NIPSCO environmental grants go to local groups

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Three Duneland nonprofits are among the 15 recipients of this year’s round of NIPSCO environmental grants, totaling $50,000.

The Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center received a grant for scholarships for its Stewards of Tomorrow, NIPSCO said; the Porter County Parks Foundation, for Sunset Hill Farm County Park Pond Restoration Phase IV; and the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, for an educational guidebook project.

In its third year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Grant has donated $150,000, helping 44 projects come to fruition.

This year’s other winners:

* Boys & Girls Club of White County, community environmental education programming.

* Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, Spaceship Earth education programming.

* City of LaPorte Park and Recreation Department, erosion control project.

* Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, ecosystem education programming. Highland Community Foundation, community tree canopy project.

* Little River Wetlands, urban turtle education and conservation efforts.

* Michiana Area Council of Governments, Partners for Clean Air.

* Michigan City Area Schools, high school environmental restoration team.

* St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, nature education and literacy trail.

* Tippecanoe Environmental Lake & Watershed Foundation, Winona Lake Limitless Park restoration project.

* Trees Indiana, Woodland trails urban forest education.

* Wildcat Guardians, Waterworks Dam Portage trail.


Posted 4/26/2018




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