River initiative's new lands opening 2,800 acres

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The Healthy Rivers INitiative will begin to pay off this spring with the opening of more than 2,800 new acres for public use, including 2,355 acres along the Muscatatuck River in Jackson, Scott and Washington counties.

The state has taken the initiative to its next phase by opening some of the new sites for the public to enjoy as outdoor recreation destinations, Rob Carter, director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, said.

“We’ve spent the last two years or so concentrating on working with willing landowners to acquire new acres,” Carter said. Opening properties for public use was the logical next step.


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