INDIANAPOLIS — A program aimed at restoring riverfront habitats across Indiana has added nearly 500 acres in the southeast corner of the state for the Department of Natural Resources' land conservation project.
The Healthy Rivers INitiative has added parcels in Jackson, Scott and Washington counties. DNR Director Cameron Clark says the acquisition shows the state is making progress in protecting natural areas that will provide habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for Indiana residents.
The Healthy Rivers Initiative began in 2010 with the objective to permanently protect nearly 70,000 acres along the Muscatatuck, the Wabash River, and Sugar Creek. To date, the project has protected 30,500 acres.