NIPSCO Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Winners

rot2NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants—totaling $50,000 — to help fund restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

This year’s winners include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of White County, community environmental education programming
  • Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, Spaceship Earth education programming
  • City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, erosion control project
  • Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, ecosystem education programming
  • Highland Community Foundation, community tree canopy project
  • Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, scholarships for the Stewards of Tomorrow
  • 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
  • Porter County Parks Foundation, Sunset Hill Farm County Park Pond restoration phase IV
  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust, educational guidebook project
  • 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

In its third year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Grant has donated $150,000, helping 44 projects come to fruition, including support for native species return at Sunset Hill Farm County Park Pond in Porter County, a community tree canopy project in Highland and ecosystem education programming for Fremont Middle School students at Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy nature preserve and Brennan Woods in 2018.

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