Friday June 22 5:15 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

News

ORPHANS OF THE STORM ADDS A DOG ENRICHMENT PARK TO WOODLAND PRESERVE, OFFERING FIVE NEW EXERCISE ACTIVITIES FOR SHELTER’S DOGS

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Orphans of the Storm (OOTS) happily announces a new addition of an enrichment area to the woodland preserve area at the shelter. Funded by shelter volunteers, with the help and discounts provided by many businesses, the park is expected to finish construction at the end of the month. The area will be named the “Jim Farmer Memorial Enrichment Park” in honor of a long time devoted trainer and volunteer Jim Farmer, who recently passed.

AG Curtis Hill joins Gary leaders to announce new chapter of the TenPoint Coalition

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Attorney General Curtis Hill today joined other leaders at a recent press conference in Gary, Indiana, to announce the launch of the newest TenPoint Coalition chapter. The Gary TenPoint Coalition becomes the organization’s first Indiana chapter located outside Indianapolis, where TenPoint has markedly reduced urban youth gun violence in neighborhoods where the initiative has been utilized.

“Transportation Talk” – INDOT Open Houses

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Do you enjoy talking transportation? Do you keep a sharp eye on transportation related trends and innovations? Do you have thoughts and ideas you’d like to share with Indiana’s transportation agency about the future of transportation in our state? If so, the Indiana Department of Transportation would like to invite you to an informative open house session, where transportation-related topics will be informally discussed through old fashioned, one-on-one conversations.

Reminder: INDOT Accepting Local Trax Matching Grant Applications Through August 31

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The Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Indiana cities, towns, and counties that the agency is accepting applications for the Local Trax matching grant program through August 31.

Michigan lends Indiana brown trout

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A cooperative arrangement with surrounding states helped save Indiana’s annual stocking of brown trout into Lake Michigan and Trail Creek this year.

Loggerhead Shrike from Another State found for First Time

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The loggerhead shrike is a songbird slightly smaller than a robin. Its striking appearance includes a broad black mask through the eyes, gray back and breast, a white spot on black wings, and white edges on a black tail. Despite its small robin-like stature, the habits of a shrike more reflect those of a raptor.

Grassland & Pollinator habitat needs your help!

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The Grasslands for Gamebirds & Songbirds (GGS) Initiative helps species like Northern bobwhite quail, loggerhead shrike, and the monarch butterfly. GGS will provide the necessary habitat for imperiled grassland wildlife species while also providing clean water, healthy soils, clean air, and a better environment for us all.

Keep Wildlife Wild – Turtle Conservation

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Indiana is home to 16 different species of turtles. Due to a combination of habitat loss, water-quality degradation, and collection of turtles for the pet trade, seven of those species are either state endangered or a species of special concern.