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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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Click here to visit the Natural Resources Foundation website and learn more about how we’re preserving Indiana’s past, educating our children and protecting our endangered species.

Mission

The Indiana Natural Resources Foundation  is a not-for-profit organization which exists to promote, support, assist, sustain and encourage the charitable, educational and scientific programs, projects and policies of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Indiana’s natural resources are at a critical juncture in history. Once a vast expanse of opportunity, the state’s natural heritage has undergone fundamental changes that threaten its availability for future generations of Hoosiers. In 1990, the Indiana General Assembly created the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, a not-for-profit Section 115 Foundation, to work with our community to protect and preserve important natural areas. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law.

You have the ability to help protect rare and endangered species, grow our protected public lands and restore and preserve Indiana’s natural heritage by supporting the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.

When you invest in the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation your support will make an immediate difference. You’ll instantly be a part of

You can be a part of preserving our past and protecting the natural heritage of Indiana by investing in the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation today. Donate online through our secure network or click on one of the forms below, print it out, complete it and fax (317-233-6811) or mail it to us. Mailing information is located on the form.

Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law.

Current Projects and Successes

  • The Hoosier Outdoor Experience at Fort Harrison State Park, is a free, hands-on educational opportunity for all of Indiana's residents to come and participate in outdoor activities. For more information visit http://www.hoosieroutdoorexperience.in.gov/. For sponsorship information contact Bourke Patton at (317) 234-5447 or email bpatton@dnr.in.gov.
  • The Natural Heritage of Indiana is a documentary based on the Marion Jackson book by the same title and sponsored by the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation For more information visit http://media.wfyi.org/NaturalHeritage/
  • 8,000 acre Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area was acquired in May 2005 and is currently being restored to natural Indiana wetlands. For more information visit Fish &Wildlife : Goose Pond

The Indiana Natural Resources Foundation accepts contributions of money or property to create and protect wildlife habitat and acquire land for state parks, historic sites, nature preserves, state forests, fish and wildlife areas and other properties from willing sellers.

For more information or to discuss a gift contact:
Bourke Patton, Executive Director, (317) 234-5447
402 West Washington Street, W256
Indianapolis, IN 46204Natural Resources Foundation logo