The Interchurch Center works to preserve old growth forest

The Indiana Interchurch Center cares about our neighbors, even if they are trees. Just across 42nd St. from the Interchurch Center is a stand of old growth forest, part of Crown Hill Cemetery. These are some of the oldest trees in the state, some of them ore than three centuries old. A stand of old growth forest is remarkable for an inner city in the United States.

15 acres are scheduled to be razed for a national cemetery. IIC is proud to be a plaintiff in an injunction and temporary restraining order filed in theĀ U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, which says the VA violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not looking for alternative locations for the veterans cemetery and not taking appropriate action to hear from the public. We’ll keep you updated about the preservation of this magnificent part of our neighborhood.

Read the Indianapolis Star story here.

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