Jun
4
5:30 PM17:30

June Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30 pm.  We will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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May
30
3:00 PM15:00

Indiana American Water Tour

Intersted in learning about your drinking water? Curious as to where your water originates? What about how it is cleaned and delivered for your consumption? Join the Ouabache Land Conservancy for our Otter Creek Project Indiana American Water drinking water plant tour.

RSVP is requested to Sara at ottercreekwatershed@gmail.com.

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

May Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm.  We will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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May
4
1:30 PM13:30

Spring Forestry Workshop

Join the Ouabache Land Conservancy, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Sycamore Trails RC&D for the Spring Forestry Workshop at Froehde Woods.

Forestry Topic: No invasive=No timber/tree time

Invasive Species Topic: Hands on eradication of invasive species at Froehde Woods

Please wear appropriate clothes to participate in hands-on removal of invasive speices.

Lunch provided and will be catered by Ricks Smokehouse. RSVP required to the Clay County SWCD by 2 May 2019 - call 812-446-8986 ext 3 to RSVP. $5 fee required. Learn more.

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May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Experience Otter Creek

Experience Otter Creek!

Get your feet wet - Experience Otter Creek at Markel Mill Dam Park at this free, family friendly event! RSVP is requested (https://tinyurl.com/ExperienceOtterCreek).

- Get up close and personal with the Indiana State University Eco Club - learn about Otter Creek water quality.
- Learn what lives in Otter Creek with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Surveys Section.
- Go birding with Wabash Valley Audubon.
- Get familiar with wildlife habitat needs with the Wild Turkey Federation.
- Connect with the Ouabache Land Conservancy and learn about their conservation efforts as well as local trees and habitat; the Indiana DNR and Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District and more!
- Free oak trees provided to attendees by the Ouabache Land Conservancy!

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Otter Creek Township Clean UP

OTTER CREEK TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY

Vigo County Solid Waste Management wants to help with your spring cleaning. We’re providing dumpsters at the Otter Creek Fire Department (5701 N Clinton Rd. Terre Haute, IN 47805). 8am - 2 pm. Learn more

**Specifically Excluded: Construction Debris, Building Materials, Tires, Paint, Liquid Waste, Electronics or Hazardous Waste.***

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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

OLC Spring Wildflower Hike

The Ouabache Land Conservancy invites all nature enthusiasts to a spring wildflower hike of the Atherton Island Natural Area near Lyford in Parke County on Saturday April 13 at 1:00 pm. The hike will be led by University of Illinois Research Scientist Dr. James Nardi.  Terrain is moderate to sometimes rugged, therefore appropriate hiking apparel is recommended.  This is a free program, however due to limited parking, contact OLC at ouabachelandconservancy@gmail.com to make reservations and get directions.

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

OLC 9th Annual Membership Meeting

The Ouabache Land Conservancy welcomes Matt Williams as the guest speaker for our 9th annual meeting on April 5, 2019.  As Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Indiana, Matt will update us on TNC’s Wabash River Initiative, take us on a virtual tour of some TNC’s best properties around the state, and show us a photography slide show of some of the bird species that can be seen at these sites.  Matt will also tell us a bit about his new book, Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest.

Please join us at the Rod & Gun Steakhouse (2525 E Lambert Ave, Rosedale, 47874) for food, fellowship, and Matt’s presentation.  Social hour with a silent auction begins at 6:00 pm, with dinner at 7:00.  This event is open to the public with minimum paid 2019 OLC membership of $25 or $15 for new members per couple. Seating is limited.  Click here to download and complete a reservation form and email to ouabachelandconservancy@gmail.com by March 29.

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Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

April Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, April 2 at 5:30 pm.  We will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

March Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

February Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

December Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, December 4th at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

November Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

Otter Creek Township Clean UP

Clean out your garage or attic and join the OLC at the Otter Creek Township Fire Station (5701 N. Clinton Ave Terre Haute, IN). The Ouabache Land Conservancy will provide 3 dumpsters starting at 8:30 am until noon, or when dumpsters fill. No tires, hazardous waste or electronics will be accepted.

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Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Ouabache Land Conservancy Fall Foliage Hike

The Ouabache Land Conservancy invites everyone to a fall foliage hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve on Saturday October 20 at 1:00 pm. This hike is to celebrate the nine-year anniversary of its dedication as a State nature preserve. Dr. Robert Jean, Senior Entomologist, Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc., will lead hikers through the tallgrass prairie and approximately 25 species of trees found on the 15-acre Preserve.  The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885. To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. Just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve. No reservations are required for this free program. Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants and either hiking boots or good tennis shoes. Please contact Evan Boyer, OLC Vice President of Programs, with any questions at e.boyer13@yahoo.com

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Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

October Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

August Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, August 7th at 5:30 pm.  Please remember that we will be meeting at the home of Tom & Lisa Baer, 10 Ft. Harrison Parkway, Terre Haute; here is the Google Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Fort+Harrison+Pkwy,+Terre+Haute,+IN+47804/@39.5055806,-87.4156195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d65aedfc452af:0x9b42038d17996603!8m2!3d39.5055806!4d-87.4134308

It is a couple of blocks south of The Landing at Ft. Harrison (former Elks Club location).

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Jackson-Schnyder Tallgrass Prairie Hike

OLC invites everyone to a tallgrass prairie hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, west of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, on Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 AM.  The Preserve's namesake, Dr. Marion Jackson, Indiana State University Professor Emeritus and Phil Cox, Purdue University Extension Educator, will lead hikers through the 4-acre tallgrass prairie.  Ten species of grasses and sedges, including Big and Little Bluestem, Indian Grass and Prairie Dropseed; and 38 species of native forbs including Wild Quinine, Dense Blazing Star, Mountain Mint, Wild Senna, Compass Plant, and Rattlesnake Master were drilled into this former soybean field in June 2009.  The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885. To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave.and just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve. No reservations are required for this free program. Please contact Evan Boyer, Vice President of Programs, with any questions at e.boyer13@yahoo.com

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Songbird Hike at Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve

The hike will be led by Marty Jones at Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve (SONP) at 1:00 pm.  Terrain is easy, however poison-ivy could be encountered during this hike, therefore appropriate hiking apparel is recommended.

SONP is located at 1915 W County Rd. 650 N, Shelburn.  From the intersection of US 41 and IN 48, west 2.4 miles on IN 48; as it curves sharply to the north, continue (carefully!) straight onto CR 700N. After 0.2 miles, left on CR 200W, then left again after 0.5 miles onto CR 650N. The woods are on the right; park along the road.  No reservations are required.

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Wildflower Hike at Atherton Island Natural Area

The hike will be led by Dr. James Nardi at Atherton Island Natural Area (AINA) at 1:00 pm.  Terrain is moderate to sometimes rugged, therefore appropriate hiking apparel is recommended.

AINA is located at 7295 S US Highway 41, Rosedale.  From Terre Haute, take Hwy 41 North to the Lyford Y (east of Clinton). Turn onto the first gravel lane north of the Y, which is on the right (east) side of the road.  There will be a temporary "yard sign" near the entrance.   Take the gravel road up the hill and all the way back to the Quonset Hut to park.  Due to limited parking, please car pool and RSVP Evan Boyer at e.boyer13@yahoo.com to make reservations.

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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ouabache Land Conservancy Annual Meeting & Banquet

Ouabache Land Conservancy is excited to share details for our annual meeting and banquet. Please read through and RSVP if you plan to attend!

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 Social Hour & Silent Auction: 7:00 Dinner

Location: Tredegar Technical Center, 3400 Ft. Harrison Rd., Terre Haute

Guest Speaker: Indiana Division of Nature Preserves State Botanist/Plant Ecologist Michael Homoya. Homoya is the author of Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests and Orchids of Indiana.  Prior to statehood Indiana was a land of forests, wetlands, barrens, canebrakes, and prairies.  Herds of bison traveled ancient paths, passenger pigeons darkened the skies, and wolves, bears and panthers roamed the land.  The veracity of first person accounts varies, but Homoya's research will "paint" a picture of "original" Indiana during his talk.

We will also have a special presentation from Amber Slaughterbeck, Regional Specialist for Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management, on SICIM's new CISMA initiative.

The meeting will include a dinner catered by FiFi's Lunchbox:

Herb Roasted Chicken & Braised Beef Brisket

Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes & Fresh Broccoli Spears

Tossed Salad & Tea/Lemonade

Vegetarian Option: Quinoa Power Salad

Please RSVP to Evan Boyer, e.boyer13@yahoo.com, your reservations with name of each person by March 29.  Also, please indicate if you would prefer the vegetarian option.

Prices (all attendees must include current OLC membership of minimum of $25 per household):

Current 2018 OLC member - $25/person and $25 per guest

Renewing member - $50/member (includes 2018 membership) and $25 per guest

First-time members- $40/member (includes 2018 membership) and $25 per guest

Student members- $30/member (includes 2018 membership)

Children 12 and under - 1 free with each paying adult (additional children $7 each) 

Seating is limited and RSVP is required.  Money will be collected at the door.

We hope to see you there!!

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