Mounds Lake reservoir opponents warn of impact on rare wetland

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed reservoir along the White River are warning that the project would destroy a nature preserve’s unusual wetland that’s home to rare plants and animals.

Kevin Tungesvick, a local restoration ecologist, said the proposed $350 million Mounds Lake Reservoir would inundate the Mounds Fen State Nature Preserve, which features a wetland that formed following the last ice age.

Tungesvick recently told members of the Robert Cooper Audubon Society that fens are a type of wetland “so hydrologically and geologically complex” they cannot be recreated. Read more

Plenty of Easter egg hunting opportunities at Indiana state parks

Families won’t have to look too hard to find Easter egg hunting opportunities near them, thanks to Indiana’s state parks.

The Easter egg hunting season at state parks opens April 12 and runs through Easter Sunday, April 20.

Unless otherwise noted below, events are free after paying the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.  Read more