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Great news continues to come in regarding the work done by Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources. The DNR has added another 450 acres of floodplain and riverfront land to their Healthy Rivers INitiative, continuing on their goal of creating a “permanent conservation protection of 43,000 acres along the floodplain of the Wabash River and Sugar Creek” and additional acreage along the Muscatatuck River. 

“The latest acquisitions include two tracts (27 and 70 acres) in Vigo County and one (74 acres) in Vermillion County as part of the Wabash River/Sugar Creek project area.
In the Muscatatuck project area, the acquisitions include 123 acres in Scott County, 64 acres in Washington County, and tracts of 40 and 66.5 acres in Jackson County.
To date, HRI has closed on the purchase of 6,131 acres in the Wabash River/Sugar Creek project area and 2,570 acres in the Muscatatuck project area.”
Read the complete details of the announcement and find out more about the Healthy Rivers INitiative at the link above.