Environmental Protection - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Parks Foundation

AddressPO Box 3351
Bloomington, IN 47402

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.

ContactExecutive Director
info [at] bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
(812) 349-3700
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CanopyBloomington, Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 5591
Bloomington, In 47407

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.


  • 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!

ContactMorgan Hicks
hello [at] canopybloomington.org
Year Established2021
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Earth Care

Address1228 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1714 S. Wilton Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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.

ContactEarthCareIndiana [at] gmail.com
Additional Contactallan.edmonds [at] gmail.com
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Indiana Forest Alliance

Address112 North Walnut Street Suite 600
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) is a non-profit statewide network of groups and individuals dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of Indiana’s native forests.

Contactsandra [at] indianaforestalliance.org
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Indiana Grotto

AddressBloomington, IN

The Bloomington Indiana Grotto (BIG) is a local nonprofit under the National Speleological Society. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. For meeting locations and presentation information, please visit our website or join our Facebook page.

We encourage responsible  caving practices, work with landowners and others to ensure good conservation efforts which can affect areas as important as keeping our ground water clean. The grotto can host work days to clean up karst areas and we love to share information to anyone interested in caving so that they have proper gear to keep themselves safe. We accept all levels of experience and hope to reach out to anyone interested in this great activity.

If you are a landowner with a possible cave on your property and want to know more about it--or ways to keep animals safe that live in or around it--we would love to talk with you. Please email us and someone will touch within a few days.

BloomingtonIndianaGrotto [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactDanyele
Year Established2020
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Indiana Karst Conservancy

AddressP.O. Box 2401
Indianapolis, IN 46206

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.

ContactJulian Lewis (President)
ikc [at] caves.org
Additional Contactlewisbioconsult [at] aol.com
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Indiana Natural Resources Dept, Reservoir Management Division

Address4850 S. St Rd. 446
Bloomington, IN 47401

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A division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

ContactJim Roach (Manager)
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Indiana Recycling Coalition

AddressP.O. Box 7108 IN
Bloomington, IN 47407-7108

A nonprofit organization representing concerned citizens, state and local government officials, business, industry and environmental groups. The coalition encourages integrated recycling, and supports buying recycled-content products and the collection and remanufacturing of recyclable materials.

ContactCarey Hamilton (Executive Director)
info [at] indianarecycling.org
Additional Contactcarey [at] indianarecycling.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Lothlorien Society

AddressP.O. Box 1082
Bloomington, In 47402

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.

Contactlothlorieninfo [at] gmail.com
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Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

AddressBloomington, IN

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 Established2009
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Sierra Club - Hoosier Chapter

AddressBloomington, IN

The Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club celebrated 25 years of environmental activism in 2000. It is an active and vibrant organization that works to accomplish the Sierra Club's mission to:

1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

2. Practice and promote responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

ContactTom Mooradian
thomas.mooradian [at] att.net
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South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

AddressBloomington, IN

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.

ContactSteve Dunbar (President)
clarencestevedunbar [at] hotmail.com
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Sycamore Land Trust

AddressP. O. Box 7801
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPhysical Address
4898 E. Hertiage Woods Road
Bloomigton, IN 47401

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.

Contactinfo [at] sycamorelandtrust.org
Year Established1990
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Wild Nature Project

AddressP.O. Box 7351
Bloomington, IN 47407

Nature Connection and Community through animal tracking, wilderness survival, naturalist skills, wild edible and medicinal plants, and teacher-trainings.


Formerly known as Owl Creek Programs.

Contactregistration [at] wildnatureproject.com
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