June 10 marked the anniversary of the state’s largest land conservation initiative. HRI is a partnership of resource agencies and organizations working with willing landowners to permanently protect approximately 70,000 acres along the Muscatatuck River, Wabash River and Sugar Creek. It has acquired 1,850 new acres and opened 2,874 new acres to the public for outdoor recreation activities in three years.
To date, 30,129 acres have been protected, bringing HRI to 43 percent of its goal of protecting 70,000 acres. For more information visit healthyrivers.IN.gov.