The Indiana DNR has announced the formation of the Next Level Conservation Trust and the state is passing along a record breaking $25 Million into the NLCT! This is the largest amount of money allocated to conservation in Indiana history!
What does this mean? The NLCT has a mission of preserving and protecting important conservation, historic, and recreation areas around the state. The funds can only be used for land acquisition and projects must be a minimum of $100K and any property acquired will be part of a public conservation trust protected in perpetuity. The lands acquired shall be real property or an interest in real property for new and existing state and local parks, archeological and historical sites, state forests, state and local nature preserves, state fish and wildlife areas, WETLANDS, local conservation areas, outdoor conservation areas, and river corridors.
How can you help? Make sure your local and county governments know about this opportunity. Local and county parks departments could really expand their public grounds with money through this initiative and provide residents with additional public recreational ground!
Wouldn't it be nice if we can get more Indiana wetlands purchased and preserved!
Check out this link to learn more!
DNR: Land Acquisition: Next Level Conservation Trust (in.gov)