The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.

 

3 - Environmental / Animal - Community Organizations

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Argus Canine Search & Rescue

Description: 

Argus, formed in 2000, was created to train and deploy ground search teams and specialty canine units. The team provides our local area of Monroe County, Indiana and surrounding areas with well-trained and experienced operational units. Members of Argus have experience in ground search, first aid, navigation, communications, crime scene preservation, emergency medicine, geographic information systems (GIS) and search management.

Argus is a not-for-profit group based in Bloomington, Indiana. Our team consists of volunteers from the local community. New volunteers are welcome to join or simply visit one of our twice-weekly training events to see what we're about. Send us an email and we'll be glad to let you know when and where the next one is.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 1906
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact

Bloomington Community Orchard

Description: 

Bloomington Community Orchard is an organization devoted to growing fruit for the community to share and enjoy.

The publicly owned orchard is maintained entirely by volunteers and the harvest is available to everyone in the community.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
P.O. Box 2298
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact

Bloomington Food Policy Council

Description: 

The Bloomington Food Policy Council exists to increase and preserve access to sustainably produced, locally grown, healthful food for all residents in Monroe and surrounding counties.

 

 

Year Established: 
2010 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
909 E. 2nd Street
Bloomington
IN
47407-7542
Contact

Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc.

Description: 

The Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club (BIKC) was established in 1966 and is a licensed American Kennel Club.  Our members are a diverse group, all united in one common Passion - dogs!

BIKC is an all breed kennel Club and our members own many different - and even - rare breeds recognized and/or soon to be recognized by the American Kennel Club.  While our passion is the dogs themselves, the devotion and joy they add to our lives, our purpose is to protect and preserve purebred breeds for future generations to enjoy.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Parks Foundation

Description: 

The Bloomington Parks Foundation, through the community’s generous support, enhances and expands the parks and recreation services of the award-winning Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. By receiving gifts of land and funds, we are able to secure new park space and trails and improve existing facilities.

We are also able to achieve our goal of improving the lives of children. By providing scholarship assistance to youth whose families’ incomes are in the lowest income brackets, young members of our community can learn lifelong skills such as swimming and build positive relationships through participation in a broad range of park programs.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

Description: 

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market exists to extend the farmers’ market season and increase the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
909 E. 2nd Street
Harmony Gymnasium
Bloomington
In
47401
Contact

CanopyBloomington, Inc.

Description: 

We are a social impact organization in Bloomington, IN whose mission is to grow and sustainably manage Bloomington's urban forest for the many environmental, health, economic, and social benefits of trees with a focus on tree equity and community engagement.

CORE VALUES:

  • Community and Cooperation - Inspire, educate, empower, and employ the community toward our common goals, working with all stakeholders for the benefit of Bloomington and our urban forest.
  • Equity and Inclusion - Ensure communities that need greening the most are prioritized and have equitable access to opportunities and resources; support youth and those in need with job opportunities.
  • Environmental Sustainability - Promote the stewardship and management of a resilient and sustainably-structured urban forest to yield a highly functional urban ecosystem now and into the future.
  • Public Health and Happiness - Facilitate improved physical and mental health of residents and increase community capacity by building a greener city through community engagement.
  • Science and Creativity - Dedicated to transparent, data-driven decision-making integrated with creative and inspirational initiatives that celebrate and communicate our green goals.

Subscribe to our newsletter and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date and be alerted when there are volunteer opportunities!

Year Established: 
2021 (all day)
Address
Bloomington
In
47407

Circular Indiana

Description: 

Circular Indiana is focused on education and advocacy to strengthen the circular economy. Indiana is ready to leverage our unique strengths—manufacturing industry, transportation network, and geographic position—to eliminate waste, create jobs, and strengthen supply chains with benefits for all. Circular Indiana is here to lead the transformation. Previously: Indiana Recycling Coalition

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
P.O. Box 7108 IN
Bloomington
IN
47407-7108
Contact
Carey
Hamilton
Executive Director
812-331-3006
Free:1-877-283-9550

Ducks Unlimited

Description: 

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has a vision to reverse this trend.

Address
IN

Earth Care

Description: 

Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.

Address
1228 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington
IN
47401
Additional Address
1714 S. Wilton Drive
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact

Hilltop Educational Foundation

Description: 

Hilltop Educational Foundation is a non-profit community organization serving the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center and supporting community initiatives in education and wellness through gardening and other horticulturally based activities.

Address
2367 E. 10th Street
PO Box 8654
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Lea
Woodard
Coordinator
812-855-8808

Indiana Karst Conservancy

Description: 

The Indiana Karst Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Indiana's unique karst features. The IKC was formed by concerned individuals when it was apparent that no similar group was actively protecting such features for their inherent geological, biological, and archeological importance.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 2401
Indianapolis
IN
46206
Contact
Julian
Lewis
President
812-967-7592

Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society

Description: 

The Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society is a Region 2 club of the The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). The AHS is a forum for persons interested in the advancement of the daylily. It is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. This club is also associated with the American Hosta Society. The club works with Hilltop Garden Center and has been involved in local community gardening projects.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
6666 E. Bender Road
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
John
Simpson
President
332-8815

Local Growers Guild

Description: 

The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers in southern and central Indiana. Our mission is to educate, support, and connect local growers, consumers, businesses and communities about the importance of locally grown food. Our members include growers, businesses, and community members.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
PO Box 2553
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Megan
Hutchison
Guild Manager
812-333-8287

Lothlorien Society

Description: 

Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary is a green haven and center for spiritual retreat dedicated to the healing of the earth and of one another. Lothlorien is part of Elvin H.O.M.E., Inc. (Holy Order of Mother Earth) a federal 501c3 organization. Lothlorien is 109 acres of forested hills and valleys located at the edge of Southern Indiana's limestone belt. It is a place to escape the outside world, drop its concerns and masks, and attune to the natural rhythms of the earth.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 1082
Bloomington
In
47402
Contact

Monroe County Master Gardener Association

Description: 

The mission of the Monroe County Master Gardener Association is to promote the art, science, and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Certified Master Gardeners have completed a broad-based Horticulture volunteer training program as well as a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer service. Master Gardeners help others in the community grow by sharing their horticulture knowledge in a variety of ways.

  • Volunteers provide the community with information on gardening practices through workshops and presentations at garden clubs, school, and other community organizations.
  • The annual MCMGA Garden Fair held every spring features over 35 commercial and not-for-profit vendors, a family activity booth, plants sales and more.
  • Over the years, the MCMGA Community Grant program has awarded over $16,000 to numerous groups including schools, religious and community organizations, neighborhood associations, and historical locations throughout the county.

A Master Gardener training program is held annually by the Monroe County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. To be added to the Master Gardener class notification list, or for more information about the Master Gardener Program in Monroe County, please contact the Purdue Extension Office according to the contact information listed on their website. 

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47404

Monroe County Natural Resources Conservation Service

Description: 

We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
1931 Liberty Drive
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact
Brook
Rieman
District Conservationist
812-334-4318 ext. 3

Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

Description: 

>Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.

Year Established: 
2009 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN

Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Description: 

Since 2005, Pets Alive has performed more than 224,000 affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries. In addition, our Wellness Clinic offers preventative care for pets by providing low-cost vaccines, microchipping, flea/tick treatments and more; in 2021 alone we gave more than 16,000 vaccinations! Our goal is to ensure that all furry family members have access to basic health services, regardless of their person’s financial position. Our mission is to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter and assist community members and their pets to live their healthiest lives.

 

Year Established: 
2005 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

Description: 

We are the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Our mission is to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization and scientific study of the flora native to Indiana and to educate the public about the values, beauty, diversity and environmental importance of indigenous vegetation.

Address
Bloomington
IN

Southern Indiana Daylily, Hosta, Daffodil and Iris Society (SIDHDIS)

Description: 

This organization was established February 7, 1996, with the purpose of promoting public interest in growing daylilies, hostas, daffodils, and iris. It offers several activities to members including education programs, garden tours, flower shows, and opportunities to obtain special rates on selected plants.

Year Established: 
1996 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
6395 Braksway Drive
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Evelyn
Harrell
812-339-0572

Sycamore Land Trust

Description: 

Sycamore Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects important natural areas and family farms in 26 southern Indiana counties. We are member supported. Many of our preserves are open to the public for hiking and bird watching, and we offer environmental education activities, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Year Established: 
1990 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P. O. Box 7801
Bloomington
IN
47407
Additional Address
Physical Address
4898 E. Hertiage Woods Road
Bloomigton
IN
47401
Contact

Uplands Network of the Hoosier Chapter of Sierra Club

Description: 

Welcome to the Uplands Network! As part of the state Hoosier Chapter of Sierra Club, we gather environmental supporters to form a local outings group. Activities include regular outings and monthly meetings with topics of interest. We partner with established environmental groups in the area to protect, preserve, and explore together.

What We Do: We provide safe experiences in nature for everyone while working to preserve the natural areas around us. You do not need to be a member of Sierra Club to join our outings/events.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47408