Port representatives, including CEO Vanta Coda and Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Port Director Ian Hirt, joined volunteers representing businesses at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Wildlife Habitat Council and the U.S. Forest Service in early May to plant several dozen deciduous and coniferous trees at the port.
The CommuniTree program, an initiative of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, is accepting applications for native trees from communities and public organizations for the fall planting season. The trees must be planted on publicly accessible properties within Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan watershed. Examples include parks, school grounds, libraries, hospitals, or municipally owned road right-of-way. […]