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Indiana conservation project opening 2,800 acres

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:32 am

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says its Healthy Rivers conservation project will open more than 2,800 new acres for public use this spring.

They include multiple parcels totaling more than 2,300 acres along the Muscatatuck River in southern Indiana's Jackson, Scott and Washington counties. In western Indiana, more than 400 acres will open along the Wabash River in Vermillion County and 100 acres will open along Sugar Creek in Parke County.

The DNR says an Indiana license is required to fish or hunt on the properties.

The project hopes to permanently protect nearly 70,000 acres along Sugar Creek, the Wabash and the Muscatatuck.