John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve

an autumn landscape, John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve

A century ago, the land here was a mosaic of rolling oak savanna and wetlands. Today it’s relatively flat, but no less fascinating. The property is one of roughly 300 nature preserves dedicated by the State of Indiana. The distinction affords it the highest level of natural area protection available.

Year-End Giving: Some great, locally-operated organizations in Northwest Indiana

food staples packed in box at California food pantry symbolizes giving to humanitarian causes

Charitable giving during the holiday season is essential for non-profits. Many organizations depend heavily on year-end donations to deliver the programs and services their constituents rely upon. If you plan to make a year-end charitable gift, here are a handful of local Northwest Indiana organizations that deserve your consideration.