Greensburg, IN—Legal Aid is hosting a free legal clinic for Decatur County community members on Wednesday, November 13 from 3 – 5 pm at the Decatur County Public Library.
Facebook754Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Nisqually Land TrustExperience the Nisqually River up close, right on the water. The Nisqually Land Trust is offering rafting trips on July 22 and 23 that will float the seldom-seen upper stretch of the Nisqually River. Reservations are $120 per person.Floating the upper Nisqually river is a fun activity for the whole family. Photo courtesy: Nisqually Land TrustThis family-friendly trip is rated for adults and children 60 pounds and up and is professionally outfitted and guided by Alpine Adventures. It will last from four to five hours, depending on river conditions, and includes a catered riverbank lunch.“You may not realize how wild and scenic the Nisqually is,” says Land Trust Executive Director Joe Kane. “This river is close to home, yet 75 percent of its lower 42 miles—from Alder Dam to the delta—is permanently protected, undeveloped, and relatively inaccessible. Rafting is really the best way to see the Nisqually and its eagles, hawks, deer, and other wildlife.”The Saturday and Sunday trips will depart from the Nisqually’s confluence with the Mashel River, near Eatonville, and finish at Wilcox Farms, near Roy. This 13-mile trip passes along several Land Trust properties, including the three-mile length of one of the Land Trust’s largest holdings, Powell Creek, which includes majestic stands of mature forest. “Nearly every mile along this stretch of river is permanently protected by the Land Trust or our partners,” said Kane. “This is a beautiful illustration of what cooperative conservation can achieve.”The Nisqually Land Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently benefit the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed. For reservations and further information, call the Nisqually Land Trust at 360-489-3400 or visit the Land Trust’s website.