Dine & Learn - How Humans Modify Landscapes - March 21

We welcome Mr. Richard ‘Drew’ Marcantonio, to the IKES on Wednesday, March 21st. Mr. Marcantonio will present a program rich in facts describing how humans interact with their landscapes.

Human modifications and control of landscapes have lead to many positive and negative consequences for the overall health of our ecosystem. In his talk, Drew will discuss the different ways we see these effects play out in geographic settings and describe some of the best management practices to avoid negative outcomes, with special emphasis given to prescribed burns.

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M. Menu: corned beef and cabbage with the trimmings.

Cost: $9 adults, $5 for 12 and under

Please call in your reservations by Mon. March 19th at 272-3660. We need an accurate count for the caterer. 


We really are blessed to have such a concerned, strong member base and leadership group to keep our pristine grounds maintained for future generations to enjoy. We want to thank all of our loyal members that renewed their memberships and welcome all our new members to the oldest continuing green organization in Michiana. It is never too late to join or renew!

Two words to every member: Get Involved! Visit the IKES as often as you can, come out to the events that we offer, join the Board of Directors and give your time and resources to help perpetuate our environmental mission.

Please make an effort to attend our dinner/programs. They feature top notch speakers like Richard ‘Drew’ Marcantonio, dual PhD candidate from the University of Notre Dame on March 21st. Please call in your dinner reservations by Monday, March 19th. It is imperative that our caterer has an accurate count so everyone has enough to eat. Bring a friend or guest!

Our ever popular tree seedling give away in April will be Wednesday, April 18th. Start to make decisions on where you will plant your trees! Our membership is currently around 230. Renewals have been sent out. Please renew your membership soon. They have to be processed through the National Izaak Walton Division. This takes a little while so be patient. Please wear your badge at all times and obey the ground rules. Enjoy your visits and remember if you pack it in, pack it out! Help keep our park the most diverse, unique and clean in the County! Feel free to contact anyone below with questions. See you at the IKES! Mike Hay

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