As of May 5, 1999, the IKC has acquired the Orangeville Rise. The second-largest spring in Indiana, the Rise provides a new headwaters for the Lost River system, and is a National Natural Landmark and a state-dedicated nature preserve. The property consists of a little over three acres of land within the town of Orangeville, Indiana (see more photos).
This property is a "gift" from The Nature Conservancy of Indiana. Over time, TNC has recognized that this property would benefit from the kind of increased focus and active stewardship that the IKC would provide. In turn, the IKC certainly benefits, since this property may trigger additional grants or gifts of land. The IKC would like to thank The Nature Conservancy for their foresight, and for so forcefully demonstrating their confidence in the IKC as both a credible land trust and responsible stewards of karst properties in the Hoosier state.
The articles of dedication and Master Plan for the Orangeville Rise are outlined below. Questions or suggestions may also be directed to:
Orangeville Rise Property Manager
3608 Sundance Dr
New Albany, IN 47150-5512
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 266 of the Acts of 1967, as amended by Acts of 1972, Public Law 107, and solely for the uses and purposes set forth in said Act as of the date of these Articles of Dedication, and upon and subject to the conditions under which Grantor took title to the real estate hereinafter described as set forth in the deed of Anna L. Pinnick, a widow and Henry T. Holland, Chairman, Opposition to Lost River Springs Valley Conservancy District and Ruth Holland his wife to Grantor dated the 4th day of December, 1972, and recorded on the 29th day of December, 1972, in Orange County Record No. 120 all of which conditions are incorporated herein by reference thereto as set forth herein in full. The Nature Conservancy, a not-for-profit corporation of the District of Columbia having its principal office in the City of Arlington, Virginia, hereby dedicates to the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Indiana, under the provisions of said Act, voluntarily and without consideration, (subject, however, to termination as hereinafter provided) a perpetual nonexclusive easement in the following described real estate herein called Orangeville Rise of Lost River Nature Preserve located in Orange County, Indiana:
A part of the Southeast quarter of Section 6, Township 2 North, Range 1 West, Orange County, Indiana. More particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 1/2-inch iron pipe which marks the Northeast corner of Lot Number 1 in the town of Orangeville as platted in the Orange County Indiana recorder's office June 18, 1849; thence N 90° E (assumed bearing) along the South line of Street Number One in the Town of Orangeville 190.65 feet to a railroad spike in the center of a county blacktop road known as the Orangeville-Paoli Road; thence S13°26.0'W along the centerline of the said road 426.84 feet to a railroad spike; thence S 33°30.8'W 164.69 feet to a railroad spike; thence leaving the said road S33°13.3'W 102.54 feet to a 1/2 inch iron pipe; thence S33°54.1'W 38.00 feet to the center of the Dry Bed of Lost River; thence along the centerline of the said Dry Bed N48°29.5'W 180.59 feet to the point where the centerline of the Dry Bed intersects the centerline of Lost River; thence N64°36.2'W along the centerline of Lost River 6.64 feet; thence leaving the centerline of Lost River N24°14.4'E 528.15 feet to a l/2 inch iron pipe at the Southeast corner of the aforesaid Lot Number One, Town of Orangeville, Indiana; thence N01°l9.1'E along the East line of lot One 65.49 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 3.017 acres more or less, and subject to all legal rights-of-way and easements.
Grantee hereby accepts such dedication and holds its estates, rights and interests hereunder in the Nature Preserve in trust for the People of the State of Indiana under the provisions of said Act.
Subject to said deed conditions the Nature Preserve shall be used, administered, managed and protected by the Administrator (as defined in the Master Plan) in accordance with the provisions of the Policies for Administration and Management of Indiana Nature Preserves and Registered Natural Areas adopted by Grantee and in effect on May 1, 1969, of these Articles of Dedication and of the Master Plan for the Nature Preserve adopted by Grantor and Grantee, to be effective on last date appearing below, all of which are on file in Grantee's office in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in Grantor's office in Arlington, Virginia, (which Policies and Master Plan are hereby approved and adopted by Grantor as the rules and regulations for the Nature Preserve as provided in said deed conditions), together with such amendments of laid Policies or Master Plan as may be adopted by Grantee in writing and approved and adopted by Grantor in writing from time to time and as are not inconsistent with the provisions of said Act, these Articles of Dedication or said deed conditions.
Grantee shall not grant any estate, interest or right in the Nature Preserve, or dispose of the Nature Preserve, or any part thereof, or any of its interests or rights therein, without Grantor's prior written consent.
In the event that, in contemplation of a taking of the Nature Preserve or any part thereof for another use, the Natural Resources Commission of the State of Indiana should find, after a public hearing, that an imperative and unavoidable public necessity exists for such taking and the Governor of the State should approve of such taking, all as provided in Sections 8 and 9 of said Act, this dedication and all estates, rights and interests created by these Articles of Dedication shall automatically terminate and be of no further force or effect as to the area subject to such finding and approval.
If and whenever said Act is amended, Grantor shall have the right to terminate this dedication and all estates, rights and interests created by these Articles of Dedication by giving written notice of such termination to Grantee at any time within one year after said amendment becomes effective.
As used in these Articles of Dedication, the word "Grantor" means The Nature Conservancy or such other organization as may have title to the above described real estate under said deed conditions.
Neither the uses and purposes for which the Nature Preserve is dedicated nor the provisions of these Articles of Dedication shall expire or lapse or be deemed fully satisfied by virtue of compliance therewith for any period of time.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Nature Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Indiana have caused these Articles of Dedication to be signed by their duly authorized officers on the respective dates appearing below.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
BY: G. Jon Roush
STATE OF INDIANA
John A. Hillenbrand, II
Approved as to Form and Legality this 5 day of June, 1975.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Joseph D. Cloud, Director
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
William B. Barnes, Director
Approved this 13th day of June, 1975
Otis R. Bowen, M.D.
This Instrument Prepared By:
Dennis B. Wolkoff, Attorney at Law
205 Washington Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201
BEING EXHIBIT "A" TO ARTICLES OF DEDICATION
ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AND
THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE OF INDIANA
The Master Plan for Orangeville Rise of the Lost River Nature Preserve, Orange County, Indiana adopted by the Natural Resources Commission on March 20, 1975, and recorded as a part of the Articles of Dedication for the Nature Preserve on June 18, 1975 in Orange County Record No. 28, page 351-59, is hereby amended by deleting in total such original Master Plan and by substituting the Amendment of Master Plan which follows.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Nature Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Indiana have adopted this Master Plan as of the 2nd day of March, 1987.
STATE OF INDIANA
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION
James H Lahey, Chairman
ATTEST: James M. Ridenour, Secretary
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
John Humke, Vice President
ATTEST: Jane Prohaska, Assistant Secretary
STATE OF INDIANA ) ) SS: COUNTY OF MARION )
Before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared this 24th day of March, 1987 , James H. Lahey, Chairman, Natural Resources Commission, James M. Ridenour, Secretary, Natural Resources Commission, and Director, Department of Natural Resources, and John A. Bacone, Director, Division of Nature Preserves, Department of Natural Resources, all respectively known by me to be such officers of the Department of Natural Resources, and acknowledged their execution of the foregoing instrument to be their free and voluntary acts and deeds as such officers and for and on behalf of said Commission.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Eva G Barry, Notary Public
My Commission Expires: 9-5-87
County of Residence: Hancock
This instrument was prepared by W. William Weeks, attorney at law.
The undersigned, as duly appointed officers of the Indiana Karst Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves acknowledge that they have reviewed the Orangeville Rise of the Lost River Nature Preserves [sic] Articles of Dedication and Master Plan as accepted by the State of Indiana Natural Resources Commission on March 20, 1975 and as amended on March 2, 1987. Each party recognizes that The Nature Conservancy granted a perpetual nonexclusive easement for the Orangeville Rise of the Lost River Nature Preserve under the Indiana Nature Preserve Act (I.C. 14-31-1) with such easement binding upon any other organization as may have title to the property. Furthermore, the custody, administration, and management of the Nature Preserve, as set forth in the Nature Preserve Act and The Articles of Dedication and Master Plan of Orangeville Rise of Lost River Nature Preserve, shall be the responsibility of such entity or organization that succeeds to The Nature Conservancy's rights and duties.
Kriste J Lindberg, Indiana Karst Conservancy
Leslie L Zimmer, The Nature Conservancy
John A Bacone, IDNR Division of Nature Preserves
May 5, 1999