After waiting for three years, a Syrian refugee family was set to resettle in Indy before Governor Pence barred Syrian refugees from settling in Indiana.
The 31 acres located on N. State Road 37 are being incorporated into the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area.
A piece of land north of Martinsville that could have been developed is open to the public as a nature preserve.
The J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve includes a ship that sank in 1911 as well as the 100 acres of water surrounding it.
A new facility for the IU Research and Teaching Preserve near the IU golf course opened this week.