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New conservation areas along Indiana waterways set to open Friday for public use

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INDIANAPOLIS — Almost 1,900 acres of land in conservation areas in southern and western Indiana are set to open to the public.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the acreage along Sugar Creek and the Wabash and Muscatatuck (mus-CAT'-ah-tuk) Rivers will open Friday.

The newly acquired land is part of the DNR's Healthy Rivers Initiative, meant to protect wildlife habitat and establish nature tourism. More than 11,800 acres has been purchased through the project so far and another 58,000 acres are planned for protection.

Residents can fish, take photographs of the scenery and hunt for mushrooms in the conservation areas. New parking lots have been built near the Muscatatuck River and Sugar Creek areas.

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