The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has received several ideas for the Bicentennial Nature Trust and is sorting through 12 to 15 submissions from across the state. The trust was announced by Governor Daniels in January and is intended to help conserve land across the state in honor of Indiana’s 200th anniversary.
Director of Division and Land Acquisition Nick Heinzelman says they are in the beginning stages of planning for the project.
“We are currently looking for projects that involve land acquisition and land conservation all across the state of Indiana,” he says. “At this point in time, we’re looking for local projects or ideas that folks could come to DNR with in regards to land conservation and their local communities.”