Tribune staff reports
Indiana’s Healthy Rivers INitiative continues to grow along the Muscatatuck River in Jackson County and elsewhere.
Department of Natural Resources director Rob Carter said Monday the program surpassed 10,000 acres with the addition of newly acquired land in four counties, including along the Muscatatuck as it meanders between Jackson and Scott counties.
“This is a huge milestone,” Carter said. “Add pre-existing state-owned lands in the project area and land enrolled in the federal Wetlands Reserve Program, and we’re rapidly approaching the halfway point of our goal in just over 2½ years.”
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