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"We're all networked now on the internet and we kind of congregate in certain areas," White said. "It's great to have people coming down and enjoying the marsh. If you can get people to learn to love them, to learn about the birds that live here and all the other creatures, when it comes time to make some decisions about land management or preservation, they'll think back to the times they saw the short-eared owls here."
"All those manufacturing jobs have left so those neighborhoods have really died," said Jim White, the former commander of a state police post in Indianapolis. "Folks without an education are just left out there."