400 West Eagle Station

Eagle Station is the site to stop and rest while enjoying the Pennsy Trails. Many volunteers helped to restore this site to enhance the natural habitat. The signs were developed for students, scouts, adults, and families. The outdoor classroom was constructed in 2021 by Ben Palmer for his Eagle Scout project. This site is open to the public and can be reserved for students working on Life Sciences and scouts working on Environmental Sciences badges. 
Contact us at PennsyTrails@gmail.com to reserve this site for your group, offered free on a first come basis. 

 

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek, near New Palestine, Indiana. Sugar Creek is part of a long-term USGS stream monitoring project, and was one of 72 U.S. streams and rivers investigated for pesticide occurrence. On average, 26 pesticides were detected in samples collected from Sugar Creek during 2013–17; 16 of the 122 samples collected at this site had a Pesticide Toxicity Index score that predicted potential chronic toxicity to benthic invertebrates. Access the study here.

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