INDIANAPOLIS – Duke Energy has donated $50,000 to The Nature Conservancy for its work to protect and restore land along the Wabash River.
“The Wabash River is a natural gem that can and should be restored, improved and protected for the benefit of birds and wildlife of all sorts, as well as benefiting the people of Indiana who depend on Indiana’s river for fresh water and recreation,” said Mary McConnell, state director for The Nature Conservancy’s Indiana chapter.
“The Wabash is our state’s most famous river, and it runs through the heartland of our state and the area we serve,” said Doug Esamann, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “We all benefit by improving its water quality and replenishing the natural habitats along its banks.”
The Wabash River drains roughly 75 percent of Indiana, including 73 counties.