Land conservation announcement Monday

Gov. Mitch Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will make a land conservation announcement Monday with former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb.

The announcement is being made in conjunction with the state’s Bicentennial Nature Trust project, a statewide partnership among the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, Indiana Heritage Trust, Bicentennial Commission and local communities to create permanent gifts of public lands to Indiana.

Skillman and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton are co-leaders of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

The event will be on the lawn of the historic Perry County Courthouse in Rome at noon.

Whitcomb lives in a secluded area of Perry County along the Ohio River. He was born in Jennings County and practiced law in Seymour when elected as Indiana secretary of state and then governor.

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