Join your voice with others concerned for Indiana’s natural resource future —
We will soon be past the half way point of this session of the State Legislature which will determine the future of conservation and natural resources in Indiana for the next two years, and perhaps much longer than that.
Come to the Statehouse March 24th for coffee, meet with your legislator(s) and let them know that Indiana’s natural heritage is their responsibility to see that resources are available to preserve and protect it for future generations … hope to see you on the 24th.
Yesterday’s Conservation Day at the Statehouse, despite the bitter cold which closed Indianapolis’ City Government Offices, saw most of the 90 people registered and INCA organizations attend. 2013 Legislator of the Year awards were given to Senator Long and Representative Karickhoff and former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman updated the group on the Bi-Centennial Trust.
We are nearing the halfway point of this fast moving session and there are still bills and resolutions in play that affect Indiana’s conservation future – stay tuned. In addition to this website you can also follow us on Twitter @INConservation.
Follow the link below for a map of parking availability. Public entrances to the State House are on the east and west sides, ground floor. Entrance for the morning session to Indiana Government Center South is on the south side of the building on Washington Street.
Parking Map, Click Here
If you haven’t registered yet, do so now! Your interaction with your legislators is what makes INCA work. Register at the link above, and call your senator and representative and ask to meet them on the 28th. Do it now, while it is fresh in your mind and on your screen.
(We will have a weather advisory as to go or no go on this site if conditions warrant)
Don’t miss this annual opportunity to have your voice heard for natural resources in Indiana. While this is a non-budget “short session” of the Legislature this is an ideal time to establish, or renew, your relationship with your Senator and Representative. (To find who they are click here.)
Please click here to register for Conservation Day 2014. This important event is included in your organization’s INCA membership.
November 22nd twenty-seven members attended the INCA All-member meeting in Indianapolis at The Nature Conservancy’s office. Highlights of the meeting were presentations by State Representative Tim Brown, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee of Indiana State Legislature, and Dan Schmidt, Governor’s Policy Director for Energy and Environment. Both presentations were excellent and an active question and answer period followed into the lunch hour.
INCA updates and the results of this summer’s Strategic Planning Session were shared with the attendees by members of the Steering Committee. Improved communications and engagement, with grassroots members and legislators, were highlighted as the thrust of “INCA 2.0”.
Additionally Conservation Days at the Statehouse for 2014 and the future were discussed. Conservation Day for this session of the legislature will be Tuesday, January 28th. Contact your legislator to let s/he know you are coming. Click-here to register.