Brown County State Park, July 14, 2021. Photo by Abbie Gressley, IWF 2021 Summer Intern

Who needs the Indiana Wildlife Federation?

YOU do—that’s who!

For generations, Indiana has provided a diverse landscape for all who love to be outdoors.  Whether its hiking, biking, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, photography or wildlife watching—Hoosiers love to be outside.   As the population in Indiana grows, so does the pressure on our natural resources to support these cherished activities.

The mission of the Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) is to promote the conservation, sound management and sustainable-use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat.  For over 82 years, IWF has been the statewide voice; loud, clear and strong speaking out for the interests of Indiana conservationists and for the preservation of our outdoor heritage so it may be enjoyed by generations to come.

Emily Wood and Aaron Stump pose after a long, wet day planting trees  and native woodland perennials at Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve. Indianapolis, June 2, 2021. Photo by Abbie Gressley, IWF Summer Intern

How do we do it?  Through our 3 pillars of focus: Education, Advocacy and Action.  We work across Indiana delivering free environmental education programs that provide clear calls-to-action that encourage everyone to be better stewards of our natural resources and habitats.  IWF is also an agency watchdog in which our board and staff are frequently called upon to give views on bills pending before the legislature, on the actions of resource management leaders and on activities bearing upon our lands, forests, waterways or environment.  We also work to add habitat and expand access through on-the-ground volunteer projects that engage and activate a conservation network across the state.

If you are among those of us that love being outside, then you know it is more than just fresh air and sunshine.  It’s about clean water, healthy ecosystems, abundant habitat and a deep respect for the natural world. If that sounds right to you—then join us and add your support to the growing number of Hoosiers that value Indiana wildlife.

We invite you to join as a member or explore our website to find out more about upcoming events, campaigns, workshops, lecture series or projects that you can get involved with. Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay connected!

Support Indiana Wildlife While You Shop at Kroger!

Support the IWF with Kroger Community Rewards

With a card swipe, you can make an impact. The Kroger Community Rewards program provides shoppers with the option to support the Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF). Every time you go to the grocery and use your Shopper’s Card, Kroger will donate funds to help support Indiana’s lands and wildlife.

The best part? Once you set it up, you don’t have to worry about it. The steps below will walk you through this one-time enrollment process:

Step 1: Create a Kroger digital account. It just requires some simple information and your Shopper’s Card. Click here to create your digital account. If you don’t have a Shopper’s Card, you can get one at your local Kroger.

Step 2:  Link your Shopper’s Card to the IWF. Now that you have a digital account, you need to sign in and search for your organization. You can find the IWF by searching Indiana Wildlife Federation or HW118. Select the organization and then click “Save.”

If you run into any issues, contact the Kroger Help Center.

Step 3: Watch your contributions stack up. Now that your account is connected, your shopping trips will apply to the program. Kroger will donate annually to the IWF based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. You don’t spend a dime!

That’s it! It’s a simple way to support Hoosier wildlife. One grocery trip at a time.