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Help Protect Indiana's Rivers

Make a difference to Indiana’s rivers and the wildlife that depend on them. Donate today to the Healthy Rivers INitiative. Your generous donation will be used to help us create a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations..Wabash River at Harmonie State Park.

This ground-breaking initiative will be the largest conservation initiative to be undertaken in Indiana. The project areas include 43,000 acres located in the floodplain of the Wabash River and Sugar Creek and another 26, 000 acres of the Muscatatuck River.

The project will protect, restore and enhance the rivers and adjacent land. This will provide important habitat to Indiana’s wildlife, particularly threatened and endangered species, migratory birds and waterfowl. The initiative will benefit the public and surrounding communities by providing increased public access to recreational opportunities.

Some examples of the increased opportunities include:

  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • boating
  • trapping
  • bird watching

In addition, it will provide a major conservation destination to local and out-of-state tourists.

Join us in protecting Indiana’s rivers today by donating to the Healthy River’s INitiative. Your donations will be used to purchase land from willing sellers to create a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations.


  1. Make your immediate donation online
  2. To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check or money order, made payable to:
Indiana Natural Resources Foundation
Mail your donation to:
Healthy Rivers INitiative
402 W. Washington St, W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For questions, call (317) 234-8101 or e-email healthyrivers@dnr.IN.gov