Where nature and the city meet

The northeastern section of Eagle Creek Reservoir incorporates an abandoned quarry, which is separated from the reservoir by an earthen berm. The area serves as a bird sanctuary


Town Hall Rain Garden Workshop and Planting

On May 9th the Zionsville Stormwater Department and Zion Nature Center will be co-hosting a rain garden workshop at the Zionsville Town Hall located at 1100 W. Oak Street.  The Stormwater Department is creating a rain garden at Town Hall which will alleviate drainage issues as well as provide a positive impact on water quality and create a beautiful landscape feature.  Myrene Brown, local rain garden expert, will present this hands-on workshop which will highlight a low maintenance rain garden with four season interest that will be attractive to humans and wildlife.  PDF

Become a Hoosier River Watcher!

On May 12th the Zion Nature Center has teamed up with the Zionsville Stormwater Department to host a Basic Training session for the Hoosier Riverwatch program.  The training introduces citizens and educators to water quality monitoring utilizing hands-on habitat, chemical, and biological assessment methods. Participants gain experience and skills in the use of chemical monitoring kits and aquatic insect collection and identification. PDF