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September 1 - 30, 2020

Fish & Wildlife

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DAV Dove Hunt, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for Disabled American Veterans, veterans will have the opportunity to hunt doves. Each participant will receive one box of ammo for the hunt. Participants will need to bring their own firearms and safety equipment. UTVs and ATVs will be available to transport participants to the dove hunting fields if needed. This event is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Pre-registration is required to participate in this event due to limited space. To register, call the VFW at: (260) 358-4863.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CANCELLED - Learn to Hunt: Squirrel, Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn to Hunt workshops are species-specific multi-day workshop series tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting.

This Learn to Hunt: Squirrel workshop series consists of two sessions: a combined classroom and shooting range session and a mentored hunt session. Participants must attend the combined classroom and shooting range session in order to be eligible for the mentored squirrel hunt session. The hunt session will take place during squirrel hunting season and will depend on mentor availability. Participants must acquire a valid Indiana hunting license before attending the hunt session. During the classroom portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana squirrel hunting laws
  • Basic squirrel biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting squirrel
  • Recommended equipment for squirrel hunting
  • Where to hunt squirrel
  • Recipes for cooking squirrel
During the range portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Basic firearms safety at the range and in the field
  • Shooting stance and form
  • Shot placement, including sighting and patterning to know where to aim
  • Basic firearm cleaning and care
All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided for the shooting range portion, but participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. A portion of this workshop will be outside. Please dress accordingly; long pants and close-toed footwear are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 03, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 04, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 05, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shorebird Hike, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Join us at the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) Visitor Center to learn the basics of how to identify native shorebirds and about their importance at Goose Pond FWA. You'll have the opportunity to practice your shorebird identification skills on a hike to a wetland on the property.

Participants should bring water and wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking outdoors. Masks are required for this event.

Registration is required to attend. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area

Sunday, September 06, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Just Add Water (Fishing Event), Carmel
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Coxhall Gardens. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

The next Hamilton County Parks fishing event is Saturday, September 26 at Morse Park and Beach.

Workshop Location:
Coxhall Gardens
11677 Towne Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032
See Event Details

Monday, September 07, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Report sick or dead wildlife on new DNR website

Indiana DNR has launched a new website for public reporting of sick or dead wildlife.

The new online tool is designed to collect information about Indiana wildlife that appears sick or has died without an apparent cause. Reports are added to an active database that helps DNR track wildlife health over time and detect disease outbreaks.

The form can be found at on.IN.gov/sickwildlife 

Individuals are encouraged to report fish or wildlife displaying odd behavior or signs of disease. The information gathered from this website allows biologists to monitor diseases that may be affecting fish or wildlife in the state, including epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), avian cholera, and white-nose syndrome, among others. A biologist may contact the reporter if a sample for disease testing is needed.        

 

The DNR is especially interested in:

  • Incidents involving the death of five or more animals.
  • Recurring deaths of animals in the same location over a period of time.
  • Deer with signs that may indicate chronic wasting disease (CWD) such as emaciation, staggering or standing with poor posture, salivating excessively, or carrying their head and ears lower than normal. More information about CWD can be found at on.IN.gov/cwd.
  • Deer with signs that may indicate EHD such as death in or near water, loss of appetite and wariness, swelling around the head and neck, increased respiration rate, excessive salivation, rosy or bluish color of mouth and tongue. Learn more about EHD at wildlife.IN.gov/8541.htm.
  • Incidents involving threatened or endangered species, regardless of the cause of death or the number of animals involved.

“Indiana DNR is excited to offer this reporting tool to Hoosiers,” said Mitch Marcus, DNR fish & wildlife health supervisor. “This online system of reporting sick or dead wild animals will be critical for early detection of fish or wildlife health concerns.”   

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Fall aerial herbicide applications planned for multiple FWAs

Visitors at Atterbury, Blue Grass, Sugar Ridge, and Willow Slough fish & wildlife areas (FWAs) may notice helicopters spraying for invasive species at these properties from September through November.  

Sugar Ridge and Blue Grass FWAs plan to focus applications on eliminating phragmites (Phragmites australis), while Willow Slough will focus on phragmites and black alder. Phragmites is an invasive species that has become established in multiple areas at these properties. Atterbury FWA will target bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellate), and muliflora rose (Rosa multiflora).

Managing invasive plants’ spread is critical in maintaining healthy and diverse wildlife habitats within the state. Herbicide applications will promote plant diversity and improve wildlife habitat.

Applications will be targeted at areas in which these invasive species are present and will be completed by a licensed applicator. The herbicide used for these applications is Arsenal®, which is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. The herbicide does not affect people and has no known effect on wildlife.

Spraying at Willow Slough FWA could start as early as next week. The treatment areas at each respective property will be closed temporarily on the day of the treatment and up to 48 hours after the application is completed. Applications are highly dependent on weather and other conditions – visitors should contact the property’s office for more information regarding closures on the day of their visit. Once applications are completed, the areas will be open and safe for all recreational activities to occur.

For more information on Atterbury FWA, see on.IN.gov/atterburyfwa.

For more information on Blue Grass FWA, see on.IN.gov/bluegrassfwa.

For more information on Sugar Ridge FWA, see on.IN.gov/sugarridgefwa.

For more information on Willow Slough FWA, see on.IN.gov/willowsloughfwa.


Media contacts:

For Sugar Ridge and Blue Grass FWAs, contact: Hillary Bulcher, Property Manager, DNR Fish & Wildlife, 812-789-2724, hbulcher@dnr.IN.gov.  

For Willow Slough FWA, contact: Michael Schoof, Property Manager, DNR Fish & Wildlife, 219-285-2704, mschoof@dnr.IN.gov.

For Atterbury FWA, contact: Jonathan Roales, Assistant Property Manager, DNR Fish & Wildlife, 812-526-2051, jroales@dnr.IN.gov.

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 10, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 11, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 12, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Sunday, September 13, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Monday, September 14, 2020

Celebrate National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26-27

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 26, and during that weekend Hoosiers can celebrate by supporting their favorite DNR property by doing volunteer work or simply visiting.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. State park properties will have programs for visitors to volunteer as individuals or as part of many events across Indiana, but they can also choose to visit and just enjoy their favorite areas.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also combine visiting and volunteering by grabbing a bucket and taking on the 5 gallon challenge.

Sept. 26 is also National Hunting and Fishing Day, an opportunity to celebrate the role of hunting, recreational shooting, trapping, and fishing in conservation. In addition to participating in volunteer activities, sportsmen and sportswomen can take along someone new as they enjoy the last Free Fishing Day of the year (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree) or share their passion with youth by participating in Youth Deer Season (wildlife.IN.gov/9323.htm).

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Indiana State Parks, Indiana State Forests, and State Recreation Areas will offer free admission where entrance fees are normally charged.

The entire weekend serves as a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation, and making memories with families and friends. Events include hikes, pioneer activities, crafts, Learn to Fish events (on.IN.gov/learn2fish), and live bird shows.

For a complete list of programs, see calendar.dnr.IN.gov. Information about how to be a DNR volunteer can be found at on.IN.gov/dnrvolunteer.  

For more information on National Public Lands Day, see PublicLandsDay.org.

For more information on National Hunting and Fishing Day, see nhfday.org.  

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 17, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Friday, September 18, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
See Event Details

Saturday, September 19, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
Untitled Document NOTE: This workshop is in Central Time.
Learn to Hunt workshops are tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting. This workshop is conducted in cooperation with Indiana Ducks Unlimited.
This Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl consists of a combination outdoor classroom and field work.
Participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana waterfowl hunting laws
  • Basic waterfowl biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting waterfowl
  • Recommend equipment for waterfowl hunting
  • Where to hunt waterfowl
  • Recipes for cooking waterfowl
  • Field and water decoys
  • Blind construction
Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.
The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
See Event Details

Sunday, September 20, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED: Veterans Range Day, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for military veterans and their families, participants can compete in target events, poker shoot, and trap/skeet. Participants will be given the opportunity to shoot military firearms and will receive ammo and safety equipment for those event stations. Participants wanting to shoot their own firearms are welcome to bring their own firearm and ammunition. Please register at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA shooting range office on the day of event at the registration table.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Monday, September 21, 2020

Indiana DNR thanks sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation

In honor of National Hunting & Fishing Day on Sept. 26, DNR’s Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to thank sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation through license sales and excise tax dollars.

DNR Fish & Wildlife is primarily funded through the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Additional funds are acquired through grants with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Grant funds are generated through an excise tax on the sale of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, tackle, sport fishing equipment, and motor boats.

Without these dollars, Fish & Wildlife would not be able to provide recreational opportunities on over 160,000 acres of public land, water access through 436 public access sites, and improved habitat for fish and wildlife statewide. The agency raises over 20 million fish with these funds, stocked in over 400 water bodies.

To coincide with National Hunting & Fishing Day, the last Free Fishing Day of the year falls on Sept. 26. Indiana residents will not need a license to fish public waters on Free Fishing Days. More information is at dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Anglers are encouraged to bring someone new along to experience the pastime they love.

Sept. 26-27 is also Youth Deer Season, an opportunity for hunters to pass on their passion to the next generation. An adult must accompany a youth hunter on the date of the hunt. Youth hunters must possess a valid deer hunting license while in the field, and may take deer with a legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow. Hunter orange is required. Learn more:
wildlife.IN.gov/9323.htm.

Individuals can also participate in the five gallon challenge while out enjoying nature. More information is at https://bit.ly/3gVv3IF. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to grab a bucket or bag to fill up with trash, which will help keep the outdoors healthy, safe, and beautiful for fish, wildlife, and people. 

Thank you to the hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, boaters, and trappers who continue to support Fish & Wildlife’s mission to balance the benefits of Indiana’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats for present and future generations.

To view all DNR news releases, please see 
dnr.IN.gov.

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

LARE grants to benefit 22 lake and stream projects

DNR grants totaling $1,090,800 will be used to improve Indiana’s water bodies.

The grants were awarded by DNR director Dan Bortner through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

The grants will fund projects on three lakes and 19 rivers and streams in 18 counties. Projects will be completed within a two-year timeframe.

The majority of the projects selected address sediment and nutrient inputs into lakes and streams to improve Indiana water quality. Reduction of non-point pollution into Indiana waters helps to ensure continued viability for fish and wildlife as well as recreation opportunities.

Many projects also include habitat improvement components that benefit fish and wildlife populations. The most striking habitat improvements include streambank stabilization projects in multiple counties and low-head dam removals on Silver Creek (Clark County) and Sugar Creek (Montgomery County). Streambank stabilization projects often include the use of woody debris and native plantings that improve water quality, reduce erosion, and provide fish and wildlife habitat. Dam removals reclaim stream habitat, benefit fish and freshwater mussel populations, and make streams safer for recreational users.

“The LARE program continues to invest boater-generated revenue into conservation efforts to protect and enhance Indiana’s lakes and streams” said Amanda Wuestefeld, director of DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. “We also can’t forget the local sponsors who will also invest in these projects to make our waters healthier, which will benefit fish and wildlife species.”

Local sponsors apply for LARE assistance and commit to sharing a portion of the total project cost. LARE grants are funded through the LARE fee paid by boat owners annually when they register their boats with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The list of projects by water body, county, project type and grant award can be found at wildlife.IN.gov/3304.htm. Learn more about LARE at lare.dnr.IN.gov.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Thursday, September 24, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Friday, September 25, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Saturday, September 26, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Catch & Cook, South Bend
Learn to Catch & Cook is a "next step" workshop where participants of previous Learn to Fish workshops can build on their skills and knowledge. Those who are interested in attending but have not previously attended a basic workshop are encouraged to register and will be placed on a waiting list.

Participants will fish, learn to fillet their catch, and learn how to prepare and cook the fish. The goal is for participants to gain the confidence to harvest, fillet, and cook fish on their own.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided.

Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.

Workshop Location
St. Patrick's County Park
50651 Laurel Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
574-277-4828
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Indianapolis
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Workshop Location: Krannert Park 605 S. High School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317-327-7375
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Part 1: The Basics, Fort Harrison State Park
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No experience is needed. All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. This workshop is the first of two Learn to Fish workshops at Fort Harrison State Park. Attendance at this workshop or a basic Learn to Fish at a different location is required to attend the Learn to Catch & Cook on Oct. 3.
Fort Harrison State Park
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weed Wrangle, Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by learning about the identification and control of invasive plants! Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA), Posey County Invasive Partnership, and the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering to hold a weed wrangle event at Hovey lake FWA on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participants will find invasive plants in the field, learn about techniques to control them, and put this new knowledge into practice. This is a great opportunity to visit your local FWA, enhance wildlife habitat and the native plant community on the property, and learn skills you can use in the future.

Volunteers 13 years and older are encouraged to attend. No special skills are required for the event. Volunteers should wear pants, a light-weight long sleeve shirt, and close toed shoes for this outdoor event. Volunteers should bring a mask, water, snack, and work gloves. Eye protection and gloves will be provided by DNR. 

Herbicide will be used to keep invasive plants from coming back after being pulled. Volunteers do not need to assist with herbicide application – DNR staff will be on hand to assist.

Registration is recommended. Visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 to register.

Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Learn to Fish, Cicero
Family Learn to Fish is a workshop tailored to families new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. During the workshop, families will learn basic fish biology, gain basic fishing skills, and fish at the property's pond. No prior fishing experience is needed.

All equipment and bait will be provided. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Workshop participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/IN/hamilton-county-in/catalog.

Workshop Location:
White River Campground
11299 E 234th St,
Cicero, IN 46034
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fishing Pier Maintenance Day, J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area
Join DNR and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) in celebrating National Public Lands Day by improving fishing access at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will be removing and replacing the deck planks on the fishing pier for the pond located behind the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office. Materials for this project are generously supplied by BHA.

This event is appropriate for adults or adults and youth 14 and up. Some experience with carpentry is helpful. Please bring a cordless screw gun if possible.

 Volunteers will meet at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office parking lot. Volunteers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Please bring work gloves and masks. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

 Saturday, Sept. 26 is also a free fishing day, so when the pier is completed, plan to stay and fish! Volunteers that plan to stay and fish will need to bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration is recommended. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.  Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 27.

Questions can be directed to Bethany Blicharz (Indiana DNR, J.E. Roush Lake FWA) at (260) 468-2165 or

Ben Stout (Back Country Hunters and Anglers) at (260) 355-2714.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shoreline Cleanup at Wawasee Family Fishing Area, Syracuse

Local residents and area visitors are invited to join DNR Fish & Wildlife staff on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Public Lands Day while cleaning up the shoreline at the Wawasee Family Fishing Area. Volunteers will help improve bank fishing opportunities at Wawasee Family Fishing Area by clearing brush that obscures lake views and picking up litter from the shoreline. Afterward, participants can enjoy free fishing day and try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and yellow perch off one of three piers or take advantage of the shaded picnic area for lunch. 

 This event is open to all ages and no special skills are required. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Please bring work gloves and sunscreen. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers with access to loppers, hand saws, shovels, and rakes are asked to bring them. Hearing protection will be provided. Water and light snacks will be provided. For volunteers who plan to fish, please bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration for this event is required. You can register for this event by visiting: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.

 Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wawasee Family Fishing area is located at 9124 E. Hatchery Rd. Syracuse, IN 46567.

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Fishing Day Event, Noblesville
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Morse Park and Beach. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. Learn more about Free Fishing Days at: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

Workshop Location:
Morse Park and Beach
19777 Morse Park Lane
Noblesville, IN 46062
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Monday, September 28, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Fish & Wildlife - Education

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DAV Dove Hunt, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for Disabled American Veterans, veterans will have the opportunity to hunt doves. Each participant will receive one box of ammo for the hunt. Participants will need to bring their own firearms and safety equipment. UTVs and ATVs will be available to transport participants to the dove hunting fields if needed. This event is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Pre-registration is required to participate in this event due to limited space. To register, call the VFW at: (260) 358-4863.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CANCELLED - Learn to Hunt: Squirrel, Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn to Hunt workshops are species-specific multi-day workshop series tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting.

This Learn to Hunt: Squirrel workshop series consists of two sessions: a combined classroom and shooting range session and a mentored hunt session. Participants must attend the combined classroom and shooting range session in order to be eligible for the mentored squirrel hunt session. The hunt session will take place during squirrel hunting season and will depend on mentor availability. Participants must acquire a valid Indiana hunting license before attending the hunt session. During the classroom portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana squirrel hunting laws
  • Basic squirrel biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting squirrel
  • Recommended equipment for squirrel hunting
  • Where to hunt squirrel
  • Recipes for cooking squirrel
During the range portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Basic firearms safety at the range and in the field
  • Shooting stance and form
  • Shot placement, including sighting and patterning to know where to aim
  • Basic firearm cleaning and care
All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided for the shooting range portion, but participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. A portion of this workshop will be outside. Please dress accordingly; long pants and close-toed footwear are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 05, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shorebird Hike, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Join us at the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) Visitor Center to learn the basics of how to identify native shorebirds and about their importance at Goose Pond FWA. You'll have the opportunity to practice your shorebird identification skills on a hike to a wetland on the property.

Participants should bring water and wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking outdoors. Masks are required for this event.

Registration is required to attend. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Stream Fish, Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn the art of stream fishing in Sugar Creek at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Participants will target panfish, bass, catfish, suckers, and all other stream species. Those attending will be encouraged to wade different sections of the stream in attempt to catch different species. Limited bank fishing will be available for those who cannot wade. Poles, lures, and bait will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. Participants must be 16 years or older. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
Untitled Document NOTE: This workshop is in Central Time.
Learn to Hunt workshops are tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting. This workshop is conducted in cooperation with Indiana Ducks Unlimited.
This Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl consists of a combination outdoor classroom and field work.
Participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana waterfowl hunting laws
  • Basic waterfowl biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting waterfowl
  • Recommend equipment for waterfowl hunting
  • Where to hunt waterfowl
  • Recipes for cooking waterfowl
  • Field and water decoys
  • Blind construction
Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.
The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED: Veterans Range Day, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for military veterans and their families, participants can compete in target events, poker shoot, and trap/skeet. Participants will be given the opportunity to shoot military firearms and will receive ammo and safety equipment for those event stations. Participants wanting to shoot their own firearms are welcome to bring their own firearm and ammunition. Please register at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA shooting range office on the day of event at the registration table.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Catch & Cook, South Bend
Learn to Catch & Cook is a "next step" workshop where participants of previous Learn to Fish workshops can build on their skills and knowledge. Those who are interested in attending but have not previously attended a basic workshop are encouraged to register and will be placed on a waiting list.

Participants will fish, learn to fillet their catch, and learn how to prepare and cook the fish. The goal is for participants to gain the confidence to harvest, fillet, and cook fish on their own.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided.

Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.

Workshop Location
St. Patrick's County Park
50651 Laurel Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
574-277-4828
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Indianapolis
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Workshop Location: Krannert Park 605 S. High School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317-327-7375
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Part 1: The Basics, Fort Harrison State Park
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No experience is needed. All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. This workshop is the first of two Learn to Fish workshops at Fort Harrison State Park. Attendance at this workshop or a basic Learn to Fish at a different location is required to attend the Learn to Catch & Cook on Oct. 3.
Fort Harrison State Park
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weed Wrangle, Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by learning about the identification and control of invasive plants! Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA), Posey County Invasive Partnership, and the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering to hold a weed wrangle event at Hovey lake FWA on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participants will find invasive plants in the field, learn about techniques to control them, and put this new knowledge into practice. This is a great opportunity to visit your local FWA, enhance wildlife habitat and the native plant community on the property, and learn skills you can use in the future.

Volunteers 13 years and older are encouraged to attend. No special skills are required for the event. Volunteers should wear pants, a light-weight long sleeve shirt, and close toed shoes for this outdoor event. Volunteers should bring a mask, water, snack, and work gloves. Eye protection and gloves will be provided by DNR. 

Herbicide will be used to keep invasive plants from coming back after being pulled. Volunteers do not need to assist with herbicide application – DNR staff will be on hand to assist.

Registration is recommended. Visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 to register.

Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Learn to Fish, Cicero
Family Learn to Fish is a workshop tailored to families new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. During the workshop, families will learn basic fish biology, gain basic fishing skills, and fish at the property's pond. No prior fishing experience is needed.

All equipment and bait will be provided. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Workshop participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/IN/hamilton-county-in/catalog.

Workshop Location:
White River Campground
11299 E 234th St,
Cicero, IN 46034
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Fish & Wildlife - Fishing

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Sunday, September 06, 2020

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Just Add Water (Fishing Event), Carmel
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Coxhall Gardens. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

The next Hamilton County Parks fishing event is Saturday, September 26 at Morse Park and Beach.

Workshop Location:
Coxhall Gardens
11677 Towne Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032
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Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Stream Fish, Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn the art of stream fishing in Sugar Creek at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Participants will target panfish, bass, catfish, suckers, and all other stream species. Those attending will be encouraged to wade different sections of the stream in attempt to catch different species. Limited bank fishing will be available for those who cannot wade. Poles, lures, and bait will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. Participants must be 16 years or older. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Catch & Cook, South Bend
Learn to Catch & Cook is a "next step" workshop where participants of previous Learn to Fish workshops can build on their skills and knowledge. Those who are interested in attending but have not previously attended a basic workshop are encouraged to register and will be placed on a waiting list.

Participants will fish, learn to fillet their catch, and learn how to prepare and cook the fish. The goal is for participants to gain the confidence to harvest, fillet, and cook fish on their own.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided.

Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.

Workshop Location
St. Patrick's County Park
50651 Laurel Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
574-277-4828
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Indianapolis
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Workshop Location: Krannert Park 605 S. High School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317-327-7375
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Part 1: The Basics, Fort Harrison State Park
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No experience is needed. All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. This workshop is the first of two Learn to Fish workshops at Fort Harrison State Park. Attendance at this workshop or a basic Learn to Fish at a different location is required to attend the Learn to Catch & Cook on Oct. 3.
Fort Harrison State Park
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Learn to Fish, Cicero
Family Learn to Fish is a workshop tailored to families new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. During the workshop, families will learn basic fish biology, gain basic fishing skills, and fish at the property's pond. No prior fishing experience is needed.

All equipment and bait will be provided. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Workshop participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/IN/hamilton-county-in/catalog.

Workshop Location:
White River Campground
11299 E 234th St,
Cicero, IN 46034
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fishing Pier Maintenance Day, J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area
Join DNR and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) in celebrating National Public Lands Day by improving fishing access at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will be removing and replacing the deck planks on the fishing pier for the pond located behind the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office. Materials for this project are generously supplied by BHA.

This event is appropriate for adults or adults and youth 14 and up. Some experience with carpentry is helpful. Please bring a cordless screw gun if possible.

 Volunteers will meet at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office parking lot. Volunteers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Please bring work gloves and masks. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

 Saturday, Sept. 26 is also a free fishing day, so when the pier is completed, plan to stay and fish! Volunteers that plan to stay and fish will need to bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration is recommended. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.  Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 27.

Questions can be directed to Bethany Blicharz (Indiana DNR, J.E. Roush Lake FWA) at (260) 468-2165 or

Ben Stout (Back Country Hunters and Anglers) at (260) 355-2714.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shoreline Cleanup at Wawasee Family Fishing Area, Syracuse

Local residents and area visitors are invited to join DNR Fish & Wildlife staff on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Public Lands Day while cleaning up the shoreline at the Wawasee Family Fishing Area. Volunteers will help improve bank fishing opportunities at Wawasee Family Fishing Area by clearing brush that obscures lake views and picking up litter from the shoreline. Afterward, participants can enjoy free fishing day and try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and yellow perch off one of three piers or take advantage of the shaded picnic area for lunch. 

 This event is open to all ages and no special skills are required. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Please bring work gloves and sunscreen. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers with access to loppers, hand saws, shovels, and rakes are asked to bring them. Hearing protection will be provided. Water and light snacks will be provided. For volunteers who plan to fish, please bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration for this event is required. You can register for this event by visiting: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.

 Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wawasee Family Fishing area is located at 9124 E. Hatchery Rd. Syracuse, IN 46567.

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Fishing Day Event, Noblesville
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Morse Park and Beach. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. Learn more about Free Fishing Days at: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

Workshop Location:
Morse Park and Beach
19777 Morse Park Lane
Noblesville, IN 46062
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Fish & Wildlife - Fishing Derbies

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Sunday, September 06, 2020

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Just Add Water (Fishing Event), Carmel
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Coxhall Gardens. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

The next Hamilton County Parks fishing event is Saturday, September 26 at Morse Park and Beach.

Workshop Location:
Coxhall Gardens
11677 Towne Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Fishing Day Event, Noblesville
Join a Hamilton County Parks naturalist for a few hours of fishing fun at Morse Park and Beach. All equipment and bait will be provided. If you have your own equipment but are not sure how to use it, the naturalist can help you get set up.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. Learn more about Free Fishing Days at: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Event participation is free and pre-registration not required. Look for the green Hamilton County Parks canopy tent when you arrive to meet the naturalist.

Workshop Location:
Morse Park and Beach
19777 Morse Park Lane
Noblesville, IN 46062
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Fish & Wildlife - Fishing Workshops

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Stream Fish, Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn the art of stream fishing in Sugar Creek at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Participants will target panfish, bass, catfish, suckers, and all other stream species. Those attending will be encouraged to wade different sections of the stream in attempt to catch different species. Limited bank fishing will be available for those who cannot wade. Poles, lures, and bait will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. Participants must be 16 years or older. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Catch & Cook, South Bend
Learn to Catch & Cook is a "next step" workshop where participants of previous Learn to Fish workshops can build on their skills and knowledge. Those who are interested in attending but have not previously attended a basic workshop are encouraged to register and will be placed on a waiting list.

Participants will fish, learn to fillet their catch, and learn how to prepare and cook the fish. The goal is for participants to gain the confidence to harvest, fillet, and cook fish on their own.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided.

Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.

Workshop Location
St. Patrick's County Park
50651 Laurel Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
574-277-4828
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Indianapolis
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult or guardian. Basic fishing experience is needed. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree). All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Workshop Location: Krannert Park 605 S. High School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317-327-7375
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Fish, Part 1: The Basics, Fort Harrison State Park
Basic Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and fish at the property’s lake or pond. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No experience is needed. All bait and fishing equipment will be provided. No fishing license is required because Sept. 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. This workshop is the first of two Learn to Fish workshops at Fort Harrison State Park. Attendance at this workshop or a basic Learn to Fish at a different location is required to attend the Learn to Catch & Cook on Oct. 3.
Fort Harrison State Park
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Learn to Fish, Cicero
Family Learn to Fish is a workshop tailored to families new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. During the workshop, families will learn basic fish biology, gain basic fishing skills, and fish at the property's pond. No prior fishing experience is needed.

All equipment and bait will be provided. Anyone is welcome to participate, but children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a related adult. No fishing license is required because September 26 is a Free Fishing Day. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, visit: dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

Workshop participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/IN/hamilton-county-in/catalog.

Workshop Location:
White River Campground
11299 E 234th St,
Cicero, IN 46034
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Fish & Wildlife - Hunting & Trapping

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DAV Dove Hunt, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for Disabled American Veterans, veterans will have the opportunity to hunt doves. Each participant will receive one box of ammo for the hunt. Participants will need to bring their own firearms and safety equipment. UTVs and ATVs will be available to transport participants to the dove hunting fields if needed. This event is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Pre-registration is required to participate in this event due to limited space. To register, call the VFW at: (260) 358-4863.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CANCELLED - Learn to Hunt: Squirrel, Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn to Hunt workshops are species-specific multi-day workshop series tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting.

This Learn to Hunt: Squirrel workshop series consists of two sessions: a combined classroom and shooting range session and a mentored hunt session. Participants must attend the combined classroom and shooting range session in order to be eligible for the mentored squirrel hunt session. The hunt session will take place during squirrel hunting season and will depend on mentor availability. Participants must acquire a valid Indiana hunting license before attending the hunt session. During the classroom portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana squirrel hunting laws
  • Basic squirrel biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting squirrel
  • Recommended equipment for squirrel hunting
  • Where to hunt squirrel
  • Recipes for cooking squirrel
During the range portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Basic firearms safety at the range and in the field
  • Shooting stance and form
  • Shot placement, including sighting and patterning to know where to aim
  • Basic firearm cleaning and care
All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided for the shooting range portion, but participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. A portion of this workshop will be outside. Please dress accordingly; long pants and close-toed footwear are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 19, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
Untitled Document NOTE: This workshop is in Central Time.
Learn to Hunt workshops are tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting. This workshop is conducted in cooperation with Indiana Ducks Unlimited.
This Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl consists of a combination outdoor classroom and field work.
Participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana waterfowl hunting laws
  • Basic waterfowl biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting waterfowl
  • Recommend equipment for waterfowl hunting
  • Where to hunt waterfowl
  • Recipes for cooking waterfowl
  • Field and water decoys
  • Blind construction
Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.
The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4th Annual Dressing the Blinds, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day by helping Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) prepare for waterfowl season at the 4th Annual Dressing of the Blinds on Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, the Corn Unit blinds will be the focus of activity, but marsh blinds are also available to dress.

Volunteers will meet at the Kankakee FWA office at 9 a.m. CT to sign up for a blind to work on. Four or five people will be assigned to each blind, so bring a group to work together! Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended. Volunteers should bring work gloves, a mask, and hand tools such as loppers. Please bring plenty of water and snacks or a lunch.

Registration is recommended. You can sign up for this event here: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 -walk-ins are also welcome.

Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Fish & Wildlife - Nongame

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Saturday, September 05, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shorebird Hike, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Join us at the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) Visitor Center to learn the basics of how to identify native shorebirds and about their importance at Goose Pond FWA. You'll have the opportunity to practice your shorebird identification skills on a hike to a wetland on the property.

Participants should bring water and wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking outdoors. Masks are required for this event.

Registration is required to attend. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area

Fish & Wildlife - Property Events

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DAV Dove Hunt, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for Disabled American Veterans, veterans will have the opportunity to hunt doves. Each participant will receive one box of ammo for the hunt. Participants will need to bring their own firearms and safety equipment. UTVs and ATVs will be available to transport participants to the dove hunting fields if needed. This event is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Pre-registration is required to participate in this event due to limited space. To register, call the VFW at: (260) 358-4863.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CANCELLED - Learn to Hunt: Squirrel, Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn to Hunt workshops are species-specific multi-day workshop series tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting.

This Learn to Hunt: Squirrel workshop series consists of two sessions: a combined classroom and shooting range session and a mentored hunt session. Participants must attend the combined classroom and shooting range session in order to be eligible for the mentored squirrel hunt session. The hunt session will take place during squirrel hunting season and will depend on mentor availability. Participants must acquire a valid Indiana hunting license before attending the hunt session. During the classroom portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana squirrel hunting laws
  • Basic squirrel biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting squirrel
  • Recommended equipment for squirrel hunting
  • Where to hunt squirrel
  • Recipes for cooking squirrel
During the range portion, participants will become familiar with:
  • Basic firearms safety at the range and in the field
  • Shooting stance and form
  • Shot placement, including sighting and patterning to know where to aim
  • Basic firearm cleaning and care
All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided for the shooting range portion, but participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. A portion of this workshop will be outside. Please dress accordingly; long pants and close-toed footwear are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 05, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shorebird Hike, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Join us at the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) Visitor Center to learn the basics of how to identify native shorebirds and about their importance at Goose Pond FWA. You'll have the opportunity to practice your shorebird identification skills on a hike to a wetland on the property.

Participants should bring water and wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking outdoors. Masks are required for this event.

Registration is required to attend. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Stream Fish, Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
Learn the art of stream fishing in Sugar Creek at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Participants will target panfish, bass, catfish, suckers, and all other stream species. Those attending will be encouraged to wade different sections of the stream in attempt to catch different species. Limited bank fishing will be available for those who cannot wade. Poles, lures, and bait will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. Participants must be 16 years or older. Participants age 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish or through a local retailer. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 19, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
Untitled Document NOTE: This workshop is in Central Time.
Learn to Hunt workshops are tailored to new hunters or those interested in learning about hunting. This workshop is conducted in cooperation with Indiana Ducks Unlimited.
This Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl consists of a combination outdoor classroom and field work.
Participants will become familiar with:
  • Indiana waterfowl hunting laws
  • Basic waterfowl biology
  • Methods and strategies for hunting waterfowl
  • Recommend equipment for waterfowl hunting
  • Where to hunt waterfowl
  • Recipes for cooking waterfowl
  • Field and water decoys
  • Blind construction
Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.
The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right.
Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Sunday, September 20, 2020

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED: Veterans Range Day, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for military veterans and their families, participants can compete in target events, poker shoot, and trap/skeet. Participants will be given the opportunity to shoot military firearms and will receive ammo and safety equipment for those event stations. Participants wanting to shoot their own firearms are welcome to bring their own firearm and ammunition. Please register at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA shooting range office on the day of event at the registration table.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4th Annual Dressing the Blinds, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day by helping Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) prepare for waterfowl season at the 4th Annual Dressing of the Blinds on Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, the Corn Unit blinds will be the focus of activity, but marsh blinds are also available to dress.

Volunteers will meet at the Kankakee FWA office at 9 a.m. CT to sign up for a blind to work on. Four or five people will be assigned to each blind, so bring a group to work together! Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended. Volunteers should bring work gloves, a mask, and hand tools such as loppers. Please bring plenty of water and snacks or a lunch.

Registration is recommended. You can sign up for this event here: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 -walk-ins are also welcome.

Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weed Wrangle, Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by learning about the identification and control of invasive plants! Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA), Posey County Invasive Partnership, and the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering to hold a weed wrangle event at Hovey lake FWA on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participants will find invasive plants in the field, learn about techniques to control them, and put this new knowledge into practice. This is a great opportunity to visit your local FWA, enhance wildlife habitat and the native plant community on the property, and learn skills you can use in the future.

Volunteers 13 years and older are encouraged to attend. No special skills are required for the event. Volunteers should wear pants, a light-weight long sleeve shirt, and close toed shoes for this outdoor event. Volunteers should bring a mask, water, snack, and work gloves. Eye protection and gloves will be provided by DNR. 

Herbicide will be used to keep invasive plants from coming back after being pulled. Volunteers do not need to assist with herbicide application – DNR staff will be on hand to assist.

Registration is recommended. Visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 to register.

Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fishing Pier Maintenance Day, J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area
Join DNR and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) in celebrating National Public Lands Day by improving fishing access at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will be removing and replacing the deck planks on the fishing pier for the pond located behind the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office. Materials for this project are generously supplied by BHA.

This event is appropriate for adults or adults and youth 14 and up. Some experience with carpentry is helpful. Please bring a cordless screw gun if possible.

 Volunteers will meet at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office parking lot. Volunteers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Please bring work gloves and masks. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

 Saturday, Sept. 26 is also a free fishing day, so when the pier is completed, plan to stay and fish! Volunteers that plan to stay and fish will need to bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration is recommended. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.  Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 27.

Questions can be directed to Bethany Blicharz (Indiana DNR, J.E. Roush Lake FWA) at (260) 468-2165 or

Ben Stout (Back Country Hunters and Anglers) at (260) 355-2714.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shoreline Cleanup at Wawasee Family Fishing Area, Syracuse

Local residents and area visitors are invited to join DNR Fish & Wildlife staff on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Public Lands Day while cleaning up the shoreline at the Wawasee Family Fishing Area. Volunteers will help improve bank fishing opportunities at Wawasee Family Fishing Area by clearing brush that obscures lake views and picking up litter from the shoreline. Afterward, participants can enjoy free fishing day and try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and yellow perch off one of three piers or take advantage of the shaded picnic area for lunch. 

 This event is open to all ages and no special skills are required. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Please bring work gloves and sunscreen. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers with access to loppers, hand saws, shovels, and rakes are asked to bring them. Hearing protection will be provided. Water and light snacks will be provided. For volunteers who plan to fish, please bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration for this event is required. You can register for this event by visiting: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.

 Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wawasee Family Fishing area is located at 9124 E. Hatchery Rd. Syracuse, IN 46567.

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Fish & Wildlife - Public Notice

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 03, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 04, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 05, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Sunday, September 06, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Monday, September 07, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 10, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Friday, September 11, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Saturday, September 12, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Sunday, September 13, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Monday, September 14, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Thursday, September 17, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Friday, September 18, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Saturday, September 19, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Sunday, September 20, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Monday, September 21, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: ADA Compliance Project at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to complete an ADA Compliance project. The main office building at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area will be renovated and additional facilities will be added for the public.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bat Box Installation Project at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install bat boxes at Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area
All Day
PUBLIC NOTICE: New Parking Areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to install two new gravel parking areas at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Darren Egbert
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to DEgbert@dnr.IN.gov.
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area
12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Thursday, September 24, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Friday, September 25, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Saturday, September 26, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Sunday, September 27, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Monday, September 28, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

12:00 AM
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Shooting Range Construction at Clark State Forest
Where:
Clark State Forest
2 Service Rd, Henryville, IN 47126

Description:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing the use of federal and state funds to construct a new shooting range facility at Clark State Forest. This project would provide access to state-of-the-art shooting opportunities in an area that is currently lacking in public range facilities. This will benefit hunting and shooting sports in the area by offering a safe place for hunters and sportsman to practice and train as well as an inviting environment to introduce new hunters and shooters to firearms. The facility will include rifle/pistol, shotgun, and archery ranges.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to solicit comments about any potential impacts to environmental, cultural, and historical resources.

Please send comments via mail to:
Julia Geschke
Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also send comments via email to jgeschke@dnr.IN.gov.
Clark State Forest

Fish & Wildlife - Shooting

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Sunday, September 20, 2020

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED: Veterans Range Day, J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
At this annual event for military veterans and their families, participants can compete in target events, poker shoot, and trap/skeet. Participants will be given the opportunity to shoot military firearms and will receive ammo and safety equipment for those event stations. Participants wanting to shoot their own firearms are welcome to bring their own firearm and ammunition. Please register at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA shooting range office on the day of event at the registration table.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Fish & Wildlife - Virtual

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
See Event Details

Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish workshops are tailored to people new to fishing who are interested in learning how to fish. Participants will learn basic fish biology and gain some basic fishing skills to gain confidence to fish on their own. Anyone is welcome to join in! Participants are encouraged to have rope or string for the knot tying portion and a spincast (closed face) reel and rod for the rod rigging portion. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking the red "register" button at the top right. Registered participants will receive a link with directions to the virtual workshop on Microsoft Teams.
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Fish & Wildlife - Volunteering

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4th Annual Dressing the Blinds, Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day by helping Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) prepare for waterfowl season at the 4th Annual Dressing of the Blinds on Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, the Corn Unit blinds will be the focus of activity, but marsh blinds are also available to dress.

Volunteers will meet at the Kankakee FWA office at 9 a.m. CT to sign up for a blind to work on. Four or five people will be assigned to each blind, so bring a group to work together! Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended. Volunteers should bring work gloves, a mask, and hand tools such as loppers. Please bring plenty of water and snacks or a lunch.

Registration is recommended. You can sign up for this event here: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 -walk-ins are also welcome.

Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weed Wrangle, Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by learning about the identification and control of invasive plants! Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA), Posey County Invasive Partnership, and the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering to hold a weed wrangle event at Hovey lake FWA on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participants will find invasive plants in the field, learn about techniques to control them, and put this new knowledge into practice. This is a great opportunity to visit your local FWA, enhance wildlife habitat and the native plant community on the property, and learn skills you can use in the future.

Volunteers 13 years and older are encouraged to attend. No special skills are required for the event. Volunteers should wear pants, a light-weight long sleeve shirt, and close toed shoes for this outdoor event. Volunteers should bring a mask, water, snack, and work gloves. Eye protection and gloves will be provided by DNR. 

Herbicide will be used to keep invasive plants from coming back after being pulled. Volunteers do not need to assist with herbicide application – DNR staff will be on hand to assist.

Registration is recommended. Visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9 to register.

Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fishing Pier Maintenance Day, J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area
Join DNR and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) in celebrating National Public Lands Day by improving fishing access at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will be removing and replacing the deck planks on the fishing pier for the pond located behind the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office. Materials for this project are generously supplied by BHA.

This event is appropriate for adults or adults and youth 14 and up. Some experience with carpentry is helpful. Please bring a cordless screw gun if possible.

 Volunteers will meet at the J.E. Roush Lake FWA office parking lot. Volunteers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Please bring work gloves and masks. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

 Saturday, Sept. 26 is also a free fishing day, so when the pier is completed, plan to stay and fish! Volunteers that plan to stay and fish will need to bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration is recommended. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.  Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 27.

Questions can be directed to Bethany Blicharz (Indiana DNR, J.E. Roush Lake FWA) at (260) 468-2165 or

Ben Stout (Back Country Hunters and Anglers) at (260) 355-2714.
J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shoreline Cleanup at Wawasee Family Fishing Area, Syracuse

Local residents and area visitors are invited to join DNR Fish & Wildlife staff on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Public Lands Day while cleaning up the shoreline at the Wawasee Family Fishing Area. Volunteers will help improve bank fishing opportunities at Wawasee Family Fishing Area by clearing brush that obscures lake views and picking up litter from the shoreline. Afterward, participants can enjoy free fishing day and try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and yellow perch off one of three piers or take advantage of the shaded picnic area for lunch. 

 This event is open to all ages and no special skills are required. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Please bring work gloves and sunscreen. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers with access to loppers, hand saws, shovels, and rakes are asked to bring them. Hearing protection will be provided. Water and light snacks will be provided. For volunteers who plan to fish, please bring fishing gear and bait.

 Registration for this event is required. You can register for this event by visiting: https://bit.ly/3kZrLY9.

 Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wawasee Family Fishing area is located at 9124 E. Hatchery Rd. Syracuse, IN 46567.

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Forestry

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Friday, September 04, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kayak with the Naturalist, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Join the Naturalist at Deam Lake on the 1st & 4th weekends of each month for a kayaking adventure! Some weekends will be an evening kayak while other weekends will be an early morning kayak. Kayak rentals are available from Beach Concessions for evening kayaking only from May 22- Sept. 7, 2020. (Make your reservations early to insure kayak availability) All kayakers meet at the Boat landing area - for rentals it's just around the corner from Beach - for launchers - the boat landing is the 1st right past the Forest Education Center on Deam Lake road.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Saturday, September 05, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Sunday, September 06, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Thursday, September 10, 2020

State tree nursery will pay for certain collected tree seeds

Indiana’s state tree nursery in Vallonia will pay you to collect certain tree seeds throughout the state if the seeds meet DNR specifications.

Each year the nurseries, part of the DNR Division of Forestry, plant millions of seeds to produce tree and shrub seedlings for conservation planting within the state. Each year much of the seed the nurseries use is supplied by collectors from all over the state. DNR Forestry pays seed collectors on the basis of “pure live seed.” That term means the seeds must be from the required tree species, and cannot be infected with disease or infested with insects.

DNR Forestry’s goal is to produce 2-3 million seedlings each year for conservation plantings. Because of natural factors, achieving that goal requires planting about 8.5 million seeds. DNR Forestry, which operates the nurseries, orchestrates statewide seed collection with the goal of diversifying the seed source. Such diversification allows the nursery to grow seedlings that will be well adapted to grow into mature trees throughout the state.

Some of the seeds being sought, and the price per seed offered, include black oak, black walnut, pin oak, red oak, shumard oak, white oak, bur oak, chinkapin oak, swamp chestnut oak and swamp white oak. See the table below for current pricing and collection dates.

Some pointers for collecting:

  • Always call first to see if the seeds you plan to collect are still needed. Collect only seeds and fruit – no leaves, sticks, or trash.
  • Keep species separate – if you’re not certain that two (or more) trees are the same species, keep them in separate containers.
  • If you are not certain if you have the proper species, email a photo of the seed/fruit, leaves, bark, and twigs to the address below for identification.
  • Most of the listed species are ripe and ready to collect when they fall off the tree.
  • Healthy acorns (with the exception of bur oak) will fall free of the cap. Keep the seeds/fruit cool until you can deliver it to the office – an air-conditioned basement is good for a short period of time.

SEED COLLECTION DATES

SPECIES First Date Last Date

Table1

The following tables list the seed we are seeking this year and collecting season dates for each species.

Table2

Table 3

Contact the Vallonia Nursery at 812-358-3621 or vallonianursery@dnr.IN.gov for more information.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/11,12,13  EVERYONE NEEDS A ROCK!
​Come enjoy our Rock Stacking Table! Challenge friends/family to see who can stack their rocks the highest! Then come in for Story Time, "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor. We've also got some interesting rocks on our "Touchy Feely" table.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Saturday, September 12, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/11,12,13  EVERYONE NEEDS A ROCK!
​Come enjoy our Rock Stacking Table! Challenge friends/family to see who can stack their rocks the highest! Then come in for Story Time, "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor. We've also got some interesting rocks on our "Touchy Feely" table.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Sunday, September 13, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/11,12,13  EVERYONE NEEDS A ROCK!
​Come enjoy our Rock Stacking Table! Challenge friends/family to see who can stack their rocks the highest! Then come in for Story Time, "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor. We've also got some interesting rocks on our "Touchy Feely" table.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Friday, September 18, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/18,19,20  FUNGUS AMONG US – FOTOS OF FABULOUS FUNGI!
Autumn is a great time for hiking!  Fungi are dependent upon moisture so may or may not be plentiful in any given year.   Be sure to stop by the Forest Education Center to see a slideshow of my fabulous fungi fotos!  (Note: this is not a program on wild edibles.  Unless you are absolutely certain of identification it is best to leave wild mushrooms alone.) Still, there is incredible variety and beauty to be found in this realm of nature.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Saturday, September 19, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/18,19,20  FUNGUS AMONG US – FOTOS OF FABULOUS FUNGI!
Autumn is a great time for hiking!  Fungi are dependent upon moisture so may or may not be plentiful in any given year.   Be sure to stop by the Forest Education Center to see a slideshow of my fabulous fungi fotos!  (Note: this is not a program on wild edibles.  Unless you are absolutely certain of identification it is best to leave wild mushrooms alone.) Still, there is incredible variety and beauty to be found in this realm of nature.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Sunday, September 20, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/18,19,20  FUNGUS AMONG US – FOTOS OF FABULOUS FUNGI!
Autumn is a great time for hiking!  Fungi are dependent upon moisture so may or may not be plentiful in any given year.   Be sure to stop by the Forest Education Center to see a slideshow of my fabulous fungi fotos!  (Note: this is not a program on wild edibles.  Unless you are absolutely certain of identification it is best to leave wild mushrooms alone.) Still, there is incredible variety and beauty to be found in this realm of nature.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Friday, September 25, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/25,26,27  Birds! Birds! Birds!
​Check out our Bird mount displays, Take a Bird Quiz and see how many common birds you can name. Play the Bird Concentration (Memory Game) & watch the birds up close with our new windowsill bird feeder @ our Observation window.  Play “Fill the Bill” game to see how bird bills are adapted to the kinds of food they eat.  Read more @ our Book Nook with field guides and more!  How many bird facts will you come away with?  Do you have a favorite bird?  Tell us! Creative Bird Mask Craft!  We'll also be talking about migration.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kayak with the Naturalist, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Join the Naturalist at Deam Lake on the 1st & 4th weekends of each month for a kayaking adventure! Some weekends will be an evening kayak while other weekends will be an early morning kayak. Kayak rentals are available from Beach Concessions for evening kayaking only from May 22- Sept. 7, 2020. (Make your reservations early to insure kayak availability) All kayakers meet at the Boat landing area - for rentals it's just around the corner from Beach - for launchers - the boat landing is the 1st right past the Forest Education Center on Deam Lake road.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Saturday, September 26, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/25,26,27  Birds! Birds! Birds!
​Check out our Bird mount displays, Take a Bird Quiz and see how many common birds you can name. Play the Bird Concentration (Memory Game) & watch the birds up close with our new windowsill bird feeder @ our Observation window.  Play “Fill the Bill” game to see how bird bills are adapted to the kinds of food they eat.  Read more @ our Book Nook with field guides and more!  How many bird facts will you come away with?  Do you have a favorite bird?  Tell us! Creative Bird Mask Craft!  We'll also be talking about migration.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Sunday, September 27, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/25,26,27  Birds! Birds! Birds!
​Check out our Bird mount displays, Take a Bird Quiz and see how many common birds you can name. Play the Bird Concentration (Memory Game) & watch the birds up close with our new windowsill bird feeder @ our Observation window.  Play “Fill the Bill” game to see how bird bills are adapted to the kinds of food they eat.  Read more @ our Book Nook with field guides and more!  How many bird facts will you come away with?  Do you have a favorite bird?  Tell us! Creative Bird Mask Craft!  We'll also be talking about migration.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Forestry - Property Events

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Friday, September 04, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kayak with the Naturalist, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Join the Naturalist at Deam Lake on the 1st & 4th weekends of each month for a kayaking adventure! Some weekends will be an evening kayak while other weekends will be an early morning kayak. Kayak rentals are available from Beach Concessions for evening kayaking only from May 22- Sept. 7, 2020. (Make your reservations early to insure kayak availability) All kayakers meet at the Boat landing area - for rentals it's just around the corner from Beach - for launchers - the boat landing is the 1st right past the Forest Education Center on Deam Lake road.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Friday, September 25, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kayak with the Naturalist, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Join the Naturalist at Deam Lake on the 1st & 4th weekends of each month for a kayaking adventure! Some weekends will be an evening kayak while other weekends will be an early morning kayak. Kayak rentals are available from Beach Concessions for evening kayaking only from May 22- Sept. 7, 2020. (Make your reservations early to insure kayak availability) All kayakers meet at the Boat landing area - for rentals it's just around the corner from Beach - for launchers - the boat landing is the 1st right past the Forest Education Center on Deam Lake road.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Forestry - Volunteering

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
National Public Lands Day, Salamonie River State Forest
Volunteer at Salamonie River State Forest on Saturday, September 26th for National Public Lands Day! National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994, it is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

Volunteers will meet in the day use parking lot of the Horsemen’s Campground at 9:00 AM to start working.  Projects include trail work, invasives work, repainting property signs, and installing frost-free water spigots in the Horsemen’s Campground.  Volunteers should bring loppers, work gloves, water, their lunch if they plan on working past noon, and come dressed for the weather.

Please contact the Salamonie River State Forest office at 260-782-0430 for more information.
Salamonie River State Forest

Historic Preservation & Archaeology - Archaeology Month

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Friday, September 18, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
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Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Friday, September 25, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
(Cancelled) Archaeology in your Community, Danville
Danville Public Library
101 S. Indiana Street, Danville, IN
Cost
:  Free

Learn about archaeology in Indiana and in your local community, when the DHPA staff archaeologist talks about the science of archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month.  During September, local organizations present topics on the  science and history of archaeology. Learn about the events happening in the state at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Archaeology Weekend, Anderson

Mounds State Park
4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 
Cost:  
This is a free event with park admission of $7.00 per vehicle for Indiana residents, and $9.00 for out of state.

A family activity day with atlatl, crafts, and other activities.  DHPA Archaeologist Wade Tharp will be at the event to answer questions about Indiana archaeology and have free outreach archaeology outreach materials available.   

The event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month. To learn more about archaeology, visit the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/2809.htm

Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clean and Sort Artifacts, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Hands-on lab work with real Fort Ancient artifacts from the Guard site.  Help us with cleaning, identifying, sorting, weighing, and recording of artifacts!

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Flintknapping Demonstration, Noblesville
Hamilton County Parks and Recreation
12308 Strawtown Ave, Noblesville, IN
Cost:
  Free

Speaker Kevin Wyckoff will demonstrate flintknapping using both traditional and modern techniques and tools.  he will also help interested individuals learn how to make their own tools on a budget.  Kevin specializes in making Mississippian arrowheads, but has experimented making a wide variety of stone tools.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a celebration of the science of archaeology around the state.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month visit https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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Start Date:  9/19/2020 Start Time:  9:00 AM
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The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Uncovering Prophetstown, West Lafayette
Prophetstown State park
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN
Cost:
  Free with Gate fee ($8/vehicle for Indiana residents; $10/vehicle for out of state)
Pre-registration is required.

Join archaeologist Dr.Christopher Moore from the university of Indianapolis to uncover Prophetstown State park's past.  Dr. Moore and students from the university are currently conducting archaeological investigations within the park.   During the program, participants will learn about the current study, the purpose of archaeology, the history of Prophetstown, and the stewardship of our state's archaeological  resources.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology month, a statewide celebration of science of  archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology moth visit https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
Prophetstown State Park

Sunday, September 27, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
VIRTUAL: Archaeology at Morgan-Monroe State forest
Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UNC8Y2EuVpME41P1LvuNQFsw
Cost:
Free

Today you can start watching the Applied Anthropology Laboratories at Ball State University's 20 minute video covering their Historic Preservation Fund project at Morgan-Monroe State Forest.  The video will include a history of the site, interviews with field workers, and select artifacts found. 

Please note this is not a live event, but a static video that will be permanently available after this date and time. 

The video was funded in part by our Historic preservation grant Fund program.  Lear about our grant programs at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3671.htm.

This event is a part of Indiana archaeology month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  Learn more about Indiana Archaeology month at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Archaeology Weekend, Anderson
Mounds State Park
4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN
Cost: This is a free event with park admission of $7.00 per vehicle for Indiana residents, and $9.00 for out of state. 

The day will include programming by the Upper White River Archaeological Society, including artifact identification. 

The event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month. To learn more about archaeology, visit the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/2809.htm.

Mounds State Park

Monday, September 28, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Ancient Copper Metallurgy in Alaska and Canada
Virtual:  https://facebook.com/events/s/ancient-copper-metallurgy-in-a/989580468175198/
Cost:  Free

Indigenous people in the Arctic and Subarctic regions in North America were using native copper long before the introduction of industrial smelted materials by Europeans. This talk provides an overview of copper use in this region base on archaeology, archaeometallurgy, and indigenous oral history.

This talk is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  Learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9:00 AM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
 Free, but donations are encouraged

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clean and Sort Artifacts, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Hands-on lab work with real Fort Ancient artifacts from the Guard site.  Help us with cleaning, identifying, sorting, weighing, and recording of artifacts!

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
See Event Details
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is Archaeology Exhibit, Lawrenceburg
The Archaeological Research Institute: Base Camp
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:
  Free, donations encouraged

Visit the ARI learning Center to experience the "What is Archaeology Exhibit" to learn Archaeology 101, do hands-on archaeology activities (for kids and adults) and learn more about local archaeology.

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  learn more about archaeology at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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1:00 PM
Archaeological Excavation, Lawrenceburg
The Guard Excavation Site
424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: 
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Reservations are required

Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm

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424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN
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Visit and participate in an archaeological excavation: Hands-on archaeological experiences at the field excavation.  Includes a site tour and guided excavations with an Archaeological Research institute archaeologists.  

Because of COVID limitations, number of participants are restricted.  Reservations are required. Email info@exploreARI.org for available time slots

This event is a part of Indiana Archaeology Month, a statewide celebration of the science of archaeology.  To learn more about Indiana Archaeology Month, visit us at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3674.htm
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Deer hunters: Remember safety tips as season approaches

With the deer reduction zone season underway, youth deer season this weekend and the statewide archery season coming in on October 1, 2020, Indiana Conservation Officers are offering safety tips to help keep Hoosier deer hunters safe.

The various deer hunting seasons run through Jan. 31, 2021. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people will participate in some form of deer hunting in Indiana during that span. Such a large number makes safety more even more important.

The most common injuries during deer seasons are accidents involving tree stands and elevated platforms. Follow the safety tips listed below when hunting from an elevated position:

Before the hunt:

  • Read and understand the tree stand manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check tree stands and equipment for wear, fatigue, and cracks or loose nuts/bolts, paying particularly close attention to parts made of material other than metal.
  • Practice at ground level.
  • Learn how to properly wear your full-body safety harness.

During the hunt:

  • Wear your full-body safety harness.
  • Use a tree stand safety rope.
  • Make certain to attach your harness to the tree before leaving the ground, and that it remains attached to the tree until you return to the ground.
  • Maintain three points of contact during ascent and descent.
  • Use boots with non-slip soles to avoid slipping.
  • Use a haul line to raise and lower firearms, bows and other hunting gear.
  • Make certain firearms are unloaded, action open and safety on before attaching the haul line.

Additional safety tips:

  • Carry emergency equipment, such as a cell phone and flashlight.
  • Make a plan before you hunt.
  • Tell someone your plan, including where you will be hunting and when you plan to return.
  • Stick to your plan.
  • Identify game before pointing a firearm.
  • Know your target and what is beyond it.
For more information, see hunting.IN.gov.  
Indiana Conservation Officer receives national award

Indiana Conservation Officer Jarred Coffing has been named the 2020 Operation Dry Water Officer of the Year by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Coffing serves District 3, which includes Benton, Boone, Cass, Caroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.

Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

Operation Dry Water's heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually around Independence Day, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, which can cause deadly accidents.

The 2020 Operation Dry Water Officer of the Year Award is open to all commissioned, certified or sworn peace officers from across the country authorized to enforce state and/or federal recreational boating safety laws. In 2019, 7,696 officers from 736 agencies participated in ODW nationwide.

The award recognizes the top officer making a difference in recreational boating safety by educating boaters, raising awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence, and removing impaired operators from the nation’s waterways. The Officer of the Year will be invited to the NASBLA Annual Conference and will be recognized in person at the NASBLA Awards Banquet. 

During this year’s campaigns heightened awareness and enforcement weekend Coffing contacted 74 boats and more than 150 boaters. The majority of these contacts were calls of service, assisting stranded boaters, and responding to complaints and visible boating violations. Coffing also cited seven boaters for minor consumption/possession of alcohol and arrested five boaters for boating under the influence.

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Thursday, September 03, 2020

Gov. Holcomb celebrates completion of the Discovery Trail in Clarksville

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today joined members of the Clarksville Town Council and Redevelopment Commission to officially open the newly completed Discovery Trail. The 1.9-mile asphalt multi-use trail was built with help from a more than $840,000 Next Level Trails grant.

“I’m so glad I could join you here in Clarksville, Indiana’s oldest town, to celebrate our state’s newest trail. The Discovery Trail accomplishes the key goal of our Next Level Trails program by connecting Clarksville’s residential core to schools, parks, employers, and neighboring communities via the Ohio River Greenway. The opportunity to get outside and exercise with friends and family has never been more important, especially as more Hoosiers are taking advantage of our growing statewide network of trails.” 

The new trail is built on a former railroad corridor, acquired from CSX by the town in 2018.  The project extends through Clarksville, from Applegate Lane southwest to Silver Creek, where the trail merges with the Ohio River Greenway, creating uninterrupted trail connections to New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Louisville. As part of the project, a new trailhead and crossing signal were installed at Eastern Boulevard.

“Completing this trail puts the majority of Clarksville residents within two miles of a trail,” said Ryan Ramsey, Clarksville Town Council president. “Trails are an important investment in our quality of life, and we are grateful to the many partners who helped make this project a reality.”

The trail was developed by the Town of Clarksville in cooperation with the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission and Clarksville Parks & Recreation. Key partners in the project include SoIN Tourism, Duke Energy and Silver Creek Sand and Gravel. The total investment for the project, including Next Level Trails funding, was more than $2,373,000.

The Discovery Trail is one of 17 Next Level Trails grants awarded to communities and non-profit organizations in May 2019. The nearly $25 million investment announced by Gov. Holcomb, the largest infusion of state trails funding in Indiana history, will develop a total of 42 miles of new trail across Indiana in the coming years. As part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Connections initiative, the Next Level Trails program makes critical trail connections within and between communities. Next Level Trails is administered by the Department of Natural Resources.

This is the third Next Level Trails project opened to the public this year. The Veterans Memorial Parkway Trail was dedicated in Hebron on June 6, and the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation celebrated the completion of the Conklin Bay Boardwalk and Trail on July 30.

A map of the project can be found HERE.

More information about the Next Level Trails program can be found at on.IN.gov/NextLevelTrails.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Report sick or dead wildlife on new DNR website

Indiana DNR has launched a new website for public reporting of sick or dead wildlife.

The new online tool is designed to collect information about Indiana wildlife that appears sick or has died without an apparent cause. Reports are added to an active database that helps DNR track wildlife health over time and detect disease outbreaks.

The form can be found at on.IN.gov/sickwildlife 

Individuals are encouraged to report fish or wildlife displaying odd behavior or signs of disease. The information gathered from this website allows biologists to monitor diseases that may be affecting fish or wildlife in the state, including epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), avian cholera, and white-nose syndrome, among others. A biologist may contact the reporter if a sample for disease testing is needed.        

 

The DNR is especially interested in:

  • Incidents involving the death of five or more animals.
  • Recurring deaths of animals in the same location over a period of time.
  • Deer with signs that may indicate chronic wasting disease (CWD) such as emaciation, staggering or standing with poor posture, salivating excessively, or carrying their head and ears lower than normal. More information about CWD can be found at on.IN.gov/cwd.
  • Deer with signs that may indicate EHD such as death in or near water, loss of appetite and wariness, swelling around the head and neck, increased respiration rate, excessive salivation, rosy or bluish color of mouth and tongue. Learn more about EHD at wildlife.IN.gov/8541.htm.
  • Incidents involving threatened or endangered species, regardless of the cause of death or the number of animals involved.

“Indiana DNR is excited to offer this reporting tool to Hoosiers,” said Mitch Marcus, DNR fish & wildlife health supervisor. “This online system of reporting sick or dead wild animals will be critical for early detection of fish or wildlife health concerns.”   

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

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DNR Reclamation to receive regional award
An Indiana DNR Division of Reclamation (DOR) project in southwest Indiana will receive the highest regional award the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) issues annually.

The award is for the Buttermilk Highwalls project in Pike County. The project addressed public safety and environmental concerns left by the Ayrshire #7400 mine that operated from 1953-1955 in what is now a section of Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area. The project included two highwalls and an acidic mine pit lake with poor water quality. Ranging between 15 and 38 feet high, with a combined length of 1,615 feet, the steep and unstable highwalls were a danger to Sugar Ridge FWA visitors.

To address the safety hazard, the DOR backfilled the highwalls to a safer 4:1 slope using geomorphic landscape design, which mimics natural topography to better withstand erosion. The highwall backfills required the DOR to eliminate the acidic mine pit lake and reconfigure other lakes and landforms at the site.

In addition to making the site safer, the project helped mitigate a complex water management problem caused by the hydrological connection of surface mine pit lakes in the area through underground mine workings between the lakes. To address this situation, the DOR coordinated engineering designs for multiple projects.

First, the DOR reclaimed one of the affected mine pit lakes and its adjacent highwall, Pigeon Pit, as part of the Sugar Ridge #2 project completed in 2016.  The Pigeon Pit project was recognized for outstanding reclamation from OSMRE with the 2017 Mid-Continent Regional Award. 

The Buttermilk Highwalls project added to that effort by adjusting the elevation of Whitney Pit, one of two mine pit lakes originally at the site.  As a result, directional movement of water between the mine pit lakes was reduced, which inhibits the formation of subsidences in the mine workings between the lakes, thus mitigating a potential mine-sourced safety hazard in the area.

The project was designed by engineers in the DOR’s Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program.  Project construction was completed by Aigner Construction, Inc., of Boonville.

“Our Reclamation engineering and project management staff did a great job of planning and executing these projects for the long term benefit of the public and environment,” said DNR director Dan Bortner. “The collaboration of staff to produce nationally recognized reclamation of pre-law mining areas is a great example of DNR teamwork.”

Indiana was among five winners of the 2020 AML Reclamation Awards. A panel of judges composed of directors of state and tribal reclamation programs and OSMRE managers determined the recipients. Since 1982, the AML program in Indiana has restored more than 1,100 AML construction sites that encompass approximately 10,000 acres of pre-law abandoned coal mines and related impacts.

OSMRE will present the award as part of a virtual presentation on Sept. 21.

The DOR administers the surface coal mining laws for Indiana. DOR’s Inspection & Enforcement Section permits and inspects active coal mines. The AML program is responsible for eliminating threats to the public and environment remaining from coal mining activity prior to the enactment of current law. All activities are funded through fees collected from active coal mining production. For more information, call the division field office in Jasonville at 812-665-2207; or toll-free if calling inside Indiana at 1-800-772-6463.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

State tree nursery will pay for certain collected tree seeds

Indiana’s state tree nursery in Vallonia will pay you to collect certain tree seeds throughout the state if the seeds meet DNR specifications.

Each year the nurseries, part of the DNR Division of Forestry, plant millions of seeds to produce tree and shrub seedlings for conservation planting within the state. Each year much of the seed the nurseries use is supplied by collectors from all over the state. DNR Forestry pays seed collectors on the basis of “pure live seed.” That term means the seeds must be from the required tree species, and cannot be infected with disease or infested with insects.

DNR Forestry’s goal is to produce 2-3 million seedlings each year for conservation plantings. Because of natural factors, achieving that goal requires planting about 8.5 million seeds. DNR Forestry, which operates the nurseries, orchestrates statewide seed collection with the goal of diversifying the seed source. Such diversification allows the nursery to grow seedlings that will be well adapted to grow into mature trees throughout the state.

Some of the seeds being sought, and the price per seed offered, include black oak, black walnut, pin oak, red oak, shumard oak, white oak, bur oak, chinkapin oak, swamp chestnut oak and swamp white oak. See the table below for current pricing and collection dates.

Some pointers for collecting:

  • Always call first to see if the seeds you plan to collect are still needed. Collect only seeds and fruit – no leaves, sticks, or trash.
  • Keep species separate – if you’re not certain that two (or more) trees are the same species, keep them in separate containers.
  • If you are not certain if you have the proper species, email a photo of the seed/fruit, leaves, bark, and twigs to the address below for identification.
  • Most of the listed species are ripe and ready to collect when they fall off the tree.
  • Healthy acorns (with the exception of bur oak) will fall free of the cap. Keep the seeds/fruit cool until you can deliver it to the office – an air-conditioned basement is good for a short period of time.

SEED COLLECTION DATES

SPECIES First Date Last Date

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The following tables list the seed we are seeking this year and collecting season dates for each species.

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Table 3

Contact the Vallonia Nursery at 812-358-3621 or vallonianursery@dnr.IN.gov for more information.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Celebrate National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26-27

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 26, and during that weekend Hoosiers can celebrate by supporting their favorite DNR property by doing volunteer work or simply visiting.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. State park properties will have programs for visitors to volunteer as individuals or as part of many events across Indiana, but they can also choose to visit and just enjoy their favorite areas.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also combine visiting and volunteering by grabbing a bucket and taking on the 5 gallon challenge.

Sept. 26 is also National Hunting and Fishing Day, an opportunity to celebrate the role of hunting, recreational shooting, trapping, and fishing in conservation. In addition to participating in volunteer activities, sportsmen and sportswomen can take along someone new as they enjoy the last Free Fishing Day of the year (dnr.IN.gov/fishfree) or share their passion with youth by participating in Youth Deer Season (wildlife.IN.gov/9323.htm).

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Indiana State Parks, Indiana State Forests, and State Recreation Areas will offer free admission where entrance fees are normally charged.

The entire weekend serves as a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation, and making memories with families and friends. Events include hikes, pioneer activities, crafts, Learn to Fish events (on.IN.gov/learn2fish), and live bird shows.

For a complete list of programs, see calendar.dnr.IN.gov. Information about how to be a DNR volunteer can be found at on.IN.gov/dnrvolunteer.  

For more information on National Public Lands Day, see PublicLandsDay.org.

For more information on National Hunting and Fishing Day, see nhfday.org.  

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

NRC expands nature preserve

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC), during its bi-monthly meeting today, approved the addition of 57.12 acres to Elkhart Bog Nature Preserve in Elkhart County, adding to the existing 159 acres previously dedicated.

This action expands the area of protected bog and associated rare species by adding bog habitat as well as dry forest and restored sand prairie.

Elkhart Bog is a large wetland formed on top of an old glacial lake. A mat of sedges and sphagnum moss grew across the top of the lake, creating a floating mat of peat, plants, and plant roots. Flora of interest includes purple pitcher plants, bog rosemary, green adder’s mouth orchids, and winterberry holly. Sandhill cranes, spotted turtles, Blanding’s turtles, and marsh wrens are native to the area.

In other action, the NRC:

— Approved the Hearing Officer’s report regarding the Petition for the Establishment of the Turkey Creek Dam and Dike Conservancy District in Kosciusko County.

—Granted final adoption concerning amendments to 312 IAC 9, biennial wildlife rulemaking package; LSA #20-069(F); Administrative Cause No. 19-042D, which makes changes to rules addressing several licenses and permits but most significantly adds ruffed grouse to the list of state endangered species of birds and approves for the deer firearms hunting season the use of air rifles and air bows that meet certain specifications.

—Granted final adoption for amendments to 312 IAC 9-6, 312 IAC 9-7, and 312 IAC 9-9, biennial fisheries rulemaking package; LSA #20-081(F); Administrative Cause No. 19-037D.  Included in this package are the addition of a variety of definitions for sport fishing equipment such as trotlines, and the addition of cisco and Western sand darter and removal of Northern brook lamprey from the endangered list. Also included are amendments addressing the bag, possession and size limits for black bass taken from Bixler, Henderson, Little Long and Round Lakes in Noble County and for saugeye taken from Glenn Flint Lake in Putnam County.  Additionally, the package includes amendments addressing equipment for sport fishing on the Ohio River and changes to the daily bag limit, possession limit and size limit for walleye, sauger and saugeye taken from the Ohio.

— Approved final readoption of 312 IAC 5, providing standards for the use of a boat on public waters of Indiana; LSA #20-355(F); Administrative Cause No. 20-LE-003.

— Approved readoption of 312 IAC 9.5, providing standards for article that establishes an option to request an in-lieu fee to mitigate adverse impacts to fish, wildlife, or botanical resources for activities authorized in permits issued; LSA #20-410(F); Administrative Cause No. 20-FW-006.

— Approved readoption of 312 IAC 10, providing standards for the delineation and regulation of floodplains to decrease existing flood damages, mitigate future flood damages, and promote the health, safety, and welfare.

The final NRC meeting for 2020 will be held Nov. 17 in Indianapolis.

More details on all actions taken by the NRC and supporting documents can be found at nrc.IN.gov/2354.htm.

The NRC is an autonomous board that addresses topics pertaining to the DNR and the NRC Division of Hearings.

NRC members include the DNR director, heads of three other state agencies (Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana Office of Tourism Development, and the Indiana Department of Transportation), six citizens appointed by the governor on a bipartisan basis, the chair of the DNR’s advisory council, and the president of the Indiana Academy of Science. The Academy of Science president and the agency heads, other than the DNR director, may appoint proxies to serve the commission in their absences.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Get SepticSmart this week

Gov. Eric Holcomb officially proclaimed this SepticSmart Week, and the DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) is doing its part to promote septic system awareness and maintenance.

The SepticSmart program (epa.gov/septicsmart) educates homeowners about proper septic system care and maintenance throughout the year.

An estimated 33,033 households across the Lake Michigan watershed depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows, which can result in costly repairs, polluted lakes and waterways, and risks to public health and the environment.

The Northwest Indiana Septic System Coordination Work Group, comprising federal, state, and local governments and agencies, state and county health departments, not-for-profit groups, and interested individuals, suggests these tips for maintaining a functioning septic system:

 

  • Protect It and Inspect It: Homeowners should generally have their system inspected every three years by a licensed contractor, and have their tank pumped when necessary, typically every three to five years. Many septic system failures occur during the winter holiday season; therefore, EPA encourages homeowners to get their septic systems inspected and serviced now before licensed inspectors’ schedules fill up around the holidays. Homeowners and businesses can contact the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association (org) for information on Certified Professional Inspectors in their region.
  • Think at the Sink: Avoid pouring fats, grease and solids down the drain. These substances can clog a system’s pipes and drain field.
  • Don’t Overload the Commode: Only put things in the drain or toilet that belong there. For example, coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts and cat litter don’t — they can clog and potentially damage septic systems.
  • Don’t Strain Your Drain: Be water efficient and spread out water use. Fix plumbing leaks and install faucet aerators and water-efficient products. Spread out laundry and dishwasher loads throughout the day — too much water at once can overload a system that hasn’t been pumped recently.
  • Shield Your Field: Remind guests not to park or drive on a system’s drain field, where the vehicle’s weight could damage buried pipes or disrupt underground flow.

 

For more information on SepticSmart Week, or to obtain copies of EPA SepticSmart brochures and the coordination workgroup’s outreach materials, see dnr.IN.gov/lakemich/10025.htm.

For information concerning local septic system regulations, contact the county health departments in your area.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Indiana DNR thanks sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation

In honor of National Hunting & Fishing Day on Sept. 26, DNR’s Division of Fish & Wildlife wishes to thank sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation through license sales and excise tax dollars.

DNR Fish & Wildlife is primarily funded through the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Additional funds are acquired through grants with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Grant funds are generated through an excise tax on the sale of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, tackle, sport fishing equipment, and motor boats.

Without these dollars, Fish & Wildlife would not be able to provide recreational opportunities on over 160,000 acres of public land, water access through 436 public access sites, and improved habitat for fish and wildlife statewide. The agency raises over 20 million fish with these funds, stocked in over 400 water bodies.

To coincide with National Hunting & Fishing Day, the last Free Fishing Day of the year falls on Sept. 26. Indiana residents will not need a license to fish public waters on Free Fishing Days. More information is at dnr.IN.gov/fishfree. Anglers are encouraged to bring someone new along to experience the pastime they love.

Sept. 26-27 is also Youth Deer Season, an opportunity for hunters to pass on their passion to the next generation. An adult must accompany a youth hunter on the date of the hunt. Youth hunters must possess a valid deer hunting license while in the field, and may take deer with a legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow. Hunter orange is required. Learn more:
wildlife.IN.gov/9323.htm.

Individuals can also participate in the five gallon challenge while out enjoying nature. More information is at https://bit.ly/3gVv3IF. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to grab a bucket or bag to fill up with trash, which will help keep the outdoors healthy, safe, and beautiful for fish, wildlife, and people. 

Thank you to the hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, boaters, and trappers who continue to support Fish & Wildlife’s mission to balance the benefits of Indiana’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats for present and future generations.

To view all DNR news releases, please see 
dnr.IN.gov.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Enjoy fall fun and Halloween events, starting now

A cornucopia of fall fun and Halloween happenings are available at numerous DNR properties in late September and throughout October. 

Events range from Raptor Days at Hardy Lake and Salamonie Lake’s Rider’s Rendezvous the last weekend in September to Halloween celebrations in various locations throughout the month of October.

Campsite decorating, pumpkin decorating, costume contests and a variety of other events are a part of these weekends. For details regarding a fall or Halloween event near you, or one that’s well worth a road trip, visit the DNR Calendar at calendar.dnr.IN.gov.

You can come for one activity, stay for a day, or spend the entire weekend at most events.

Activities will follow the state’s guidance for event planning, including social distancing, mask requirements, hand-washing, and sanitizing of program materials. All scheduled events are subject to change.

Check for campsite or park-managed cabin availability at camp.IN.gov or call 866-622-6746. Find available state park inn rooms or inn-managed cabins at indianainns.com or 1-877-LODGES1.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

LARE grants to benefit 22 lake and stream projects

DNR grants totaling $1,090,800 will be used to improve Indiana’s water bodies.

The grants were awarded by DNR director Dan Bortner through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

The grants will fund projects on three lakes and 19 rivers and streams in 18 counties. Projects will be completed within a two-year timeframe.

The majority of the projects selected address sediment and nutrient inputs into lakes and streams to improve Indiana water quality. Reduction of non-point pollution into Indiana waters helps to ensure continued viability for fish and wildlife as well as recreation opportunities.

Many projects also include habitat improvement components that benefit fish and wildlife populations. The most striking habitat improvements include streambank stabilization projects in multiple counties and low-head dam removals on Silver Creek (Clark County) and Sugar Creek (Montgomery County). Streambank stabilization projects often include the use of woody debris and native plantings that improve water quality, reduce erosion, and provide fish and wildlife habitat. Dam removals reclaim stream habitat, benefit fish and freshwater mussel populations, and make streams safer for recreational users.

“The LARE program continues to invest boater-generated revenue into conservation efforts to protect and enhance Indiana’s lakes and streams” said Amanda Wuestefeld, director of DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. “We also can’t forget the local sponsors who will also invest in these projects to make our waters healthier, which will benefit fish and wildlife species.”

Local sponsors apply for LARE assistance and commit to sharing a portion of the total project cost. LARE grants are funded through the LARE fee paid by boat owners annually when they register their boats with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The list of projects by water body, county, project type and grant award can be found at wildlife.IN.gov/3304.htm. Learn more about LARE at lare.dnr.IN.gov.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Deer hunters: Remember safety tips as season approaches

With the deer reduction zone season underway, youth deer season this weekend and the statewide archery season coming in on October 1, 2020, Indiana Conservation Officers are offering safety tips to help keep Hoosier deer hunters safe.

The various deer hunting seasons run through Jan. 31, 2021. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people will participate in some form of deer hunting in Indiana during that span. Such a large number makes safety more even more important.

The most common injuries during deer seasons are accidents involving tree stands and elevated platforms. Follow the safety tips listed below when hunting from an elevated position:

Before the hunt:

  • Read and understand the tree stand manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check tree stands and equipment for wear, fatigue, and cracks or loose nuts/bolts, paying particularly close attention to parts made of material other than metal.
  • Practice at ground level.
  • Learn how to properly wear your full-body safety harness.

During the hunt:

  • Wear your full-body safety harness.
  • Use a tree stand safety rope.
  • Make certain to attach your harness to the tree before leaving the ground, and that it remains attached to the tree until you return to the ground.
  • Maintain three points of contact during ascent and descent.
  • Use boots with non-slip soles to avoid slipping.
  • Use a haul line to raise and lower firearms, bows and other hunting gear.
  • Make certain firearms are unloaded, action open and safety on before attaching the haul line.

Additional safety tips:

  • Carry emergency equipment, such as a cell phone and flashlight.
  • Make a plan before you hunt.
  • Tell someone your plan, including where you will be hunting and when you plan to return.
  • Stick to your plan.
  • Identify game before pointing a firearm.
  • Know your target and what is beyond it.
For more information, see hunting.IN.gov.  
Indiana Conservation Officer receives national award

Indiana Conservation Officer Jarred Coffing has been named the 2020 Operation Dry Water Officer of the Year by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Coffing serves District 3, which includes Benton, Boone, Cass, Caroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.

Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

Operation Dry Water's heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually around Independence Day, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, which can cause deadly accidents.

The 2020 Operation Dry Water Officer of the Year Award is open to all commissioned, certified or sworn peace officers from across the country authorized to enforce state and/or federal recreational boating safety laws. In 2019, 7,696 officers from 736 agencies participated in ODW nationwide.

The award recognizes the top officer making a difference in recreational boating safety by educating boaters, raising awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence, and removing impaired operators from the nation’s waterways. The Officer of the Year will be invited to the NASBLA Annual Conference and will be recognized in person at the NASBLA Awards Banquet. 

During this year’s campaigns heightened awareness and enforcement weekend Coffing contacted 74 boats and more than 150 boaters. The majority of these contacts were calls of service, assisting stranded boaters, and responding to complaints and visible boating violations. Coffing also cited seven boaters for minor consumption/possession of alcohol and arrested five boaters for boating under the influence.

Outdoor Recreation

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Gov. Holcomb celebrates completion of the Discovery Trail in Clarksville

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today joined members of the Clarksville Town Council and Redevelopment Commission to officially open the newly completed Discovery Trail. The 1.9-mile asphalt multi-use trail was built with help from a more than $840,000 Next Level Trails grant.

“I’m so glad I could join you here in Clarksville, Indiana’s oldest town, to celebrate our state’s newest trail. The Discovery Trail accomplishes the key goal of our Next Level Trails program by connecting Clarksville’s residential core to schools, parks, employers, and neighboring communities via the Ohio River Greenway. The opportunity to get outside and exercise with friends and family has never been more important, especially as more Hoosiers are taking advantage of our growing statewide network of trails.” 

The new trail is built on a former railroad corridor, acquired from CSX by the town in 2018.  The project extends through Clarksville, from Applegate Lane southwest to Silver Creek, where the trail merges with the Ohio River Greenway, creating uninterrupted trail connections to New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Louisville. As part of the project, a new trailhead and crossing signal were installed at Eastern Boulevard.

“Completing this trail puts the majority of Clarksville residents within two miles of a trail,” said Ryan Ramsey, Clarksville Town Council president. “Trails are an important investment in our quality of life, and we are grateful to the many partners who helped make this project a reality.”

The trail was developed by the Town of Clarksville in cooperation with the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission and Clarksville Parks & Recreation. Key partners in the project include SoIN Tourism, Duke Energy and Silver Creek Sand and Gravel. The total investment for the project, including Next Level Trails funding, was more than $2,373,000.

The Discovery Trail is one of 17 Next Level Trails grants awarded to communities and non-profit organizations in May 2019. The nearly $25 million investment announced by Gov. Holcomb, the largest infusion of state trails funding in Indiana history, will develop a total of 42 miles of new trail across Indiana in the coming years. As part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Connections initiative, the Next Level Trails program makes critical trail connections within and between communities. Next Level Trails is administered by the Department of Natural Resources.

This is the third Next Level Trails project opened to the public this year. The Veterans Memorial Parkway Trail was dedicated in Hebron on June 6, and the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation celebrated the completion of the Conklin Bay Boardwalk and Trail on July 30.

A map of the project can be found HERE.

More information about the Next Level Trails program can be found at on.IN.gov/NextLevelTrails.

Reclamation

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

All Day
DNR Reclamation to receive regional award
An Indiana DNR Division of Reclamation (DOR) project in southwest Indiana will receive the highest regional award the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) issues annually.

The award is for the Buttermilk Highwalls project in Pike County. The project addressed public safety and environmental concerns left by the Ayrshire #7400 mine that operated from 1953-1955 in what is now a section of Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area. The project included two highwalls and an acidic mine pit lake with poor water quality. Ranging between 15 and 38 feet high, with a combined length of 1,615 feet, the steep and unstable highwalls were a danger to Sugar Ridge FWA visitors.

To address the safety hazard, the DOR backfilled the highwalls to a safer 4:1 slope using geomorphic landscape design, which mimics natural topography to better withstand erosion. The highwall backfills required the DOR to eliminate the acidic mine pit lake and reconfigure other lakes and landforms at the site.

In addition to making the site safer, the project helped mitigate a complex water management problem caused by the hydrological connection of surface mine pit lakes in the area through underground mine workings between the lakes. To address this situation, the DOR coordinated engineering designs for multiple projects.

First, the DOR reclaimed one of the affected mine pit lakes and its adjacent highwall, Pigeon Pit, as part of the Sugar Ridge #2 project completed in 2016.  The Pigeon Pit project was recognized for outstanding reclamation from OSMRE with the 2017 Mid-Continent Regional Award. 

The Buttermilk Highwalls project added to that effort by adjusting the elevation of Whitney Pit, one of two mine pit lakes originally at the site.  As a result, directional movement of water between the mine pit lakes was reduced, which inhibits the formation of subsidences in the mine workings between the lakes, thus mitigating a potential mine-sourced safety hazard in the area.

The project was designed by engineers in the DOR’s Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program.  Project construction was completed by Aigner Construction, Inc., of Boonville.

“Our Reclamation engineering and project management staff did a great job of planning and executing these projects for the long term benefit of the public and environment,” said DNR director Dan Bortner. “The collaboration of staff to produce nationally recognized reclamation of pre-law mining areas is a great example of DNR teamwork.”

Indiana was among five winners of the 2020 AML Reclamation Awards. A panel of judges composed of directors of state and tribal reclamation programs and OSMRE managers determined the recipients. Since 1982, the AML program in Indiana has restored more than 1,100 AML construction sites that encompass approximately 10,000 acres of pre-law abandoned coal mines and related impacts.

OSMRE will present the award as part of a virtual presentation on Sept. 21.

The DOR administers the surface coal mining laws for Indiana. DOR’s Inspection & Enforcement Section permits and inspects active coal mines. The AML program is responsible for eliminating threats to the public and environment remaining from coal mining activity prior to the enactment of current law. All activities are funded through fees collected from active coal mining production. For more information, call the division field office in Jasonville at 812-665-2207; or toll-free if calling inside Indiana at 1-800-772-6463.

State Parks

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Flora Field Day, Moores Creek SRA (Monroe Lake)
Flora Field Day at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sign up for this session by selecting "register" above.
  • Registration required by August 30.
  • Free; recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • Session location: Moores Creek SRA
Want to work on your flora identification skills? Practice with a naturalist! Field day emphasis is on proper use and application of an ID key, which opens the door to identifying thousands of species. The naturalist will work with each attendee based on their prior experience. If you've never worked with flower ID before, this is a great way to learn. If you have prior experience, this is a fun way to practice your skills (and maybe add some new blooms to your life list!). 2 hours

Things to Bring:
  • Newcomb's Wildflower Guide  (extra copies available, if you don’t have your own)
  • bug spray (long pants are also a good idea!)
  • hat and sunglasses (for sun protection)
  • water bottle (pre-filled)
  • camera (if you're the picture-taking type)
Monroe Lake
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lusk Home Tour, Turkey Run State Park
Registration is required. Sign up at the Nature Center on the day of the tour. Face masks required while inside the Lusk Home. 

Hear the story of Turkey Run State Park’s first stewards– The Lusk Family. Tour their house and hear the nerve racking tale of how we became a state park. The Lusk Home is located on the Eastern side of the park. Hike out on trail 1 or 4, or park at the Lusk Parking Lot (access off of Narrows Road).
Turkey Run State Park

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Baffling Bark, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Baffling Bark: Roving Naturalist

Watch for the naturalist walking through the campground this evening
to explore the form and function of tree bark... and she'll show you how to make your field guide using bark rubbings.
Monroe Lake
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Full Moon Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park
Untitled Document Join Naturalists and volunteers for this special lunar hike to Lake Michigan and back. Meet outside the Nature Center at 8:00 p.m. CST.

Registration is not necessary as this hike is free after paying the park entry fee of $7 in-state/ $12 out-of-state. 

The hike is 2 miles long and the terrain involves moderate dunes, beach, and flat pavement. You can contact the Nature Center up to the day before to see exactly what trail route will be used as trail conditions may change and a new route chosen.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly in crowds of people and obey our park's rules. https://www.in.gov/dnr/8236.htm

These hikes are very popular and parking is limited by our Nature Center.  Additional parking can be found by nearby picnic shelters. Plan ahead.

The Nature Center will open 1/2 hour before the program at 7:30 p.m. CST.

If inclement weather we will cancel this program.  If only cloudy we will still embark on a night nature hike adventures.

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Call the park's Nature Center at 219-926-1390 for more information. 

COVID19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Program is outdoors ONLY. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing during these programs by staying at least 6 feet away from others. There will be no touching or sharing of props. If there is a large turnout to this program, group will be split into separate hike groups with separate leaders in order to stay within our state's group occupancy guidelines.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Thursday, September 03, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tunnel Tour, Clifty Falls State Park
Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough's tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!
Clifty Falls State Park

Friday, September 04, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Hunger Games Hike, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for a short hike searching for Katniss and other edible plants.
Lincoln State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Naturalist Encounter, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Naturalist Encounter
Friday, September 4th  10am-12pm and 1:30pm-2pm

Come to the Hickory Hollow Nature Center and see what the Naturalist has to say today and ask your questions. They will be set up at an interpretive outpost.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
P is for Prairie, Chain O'Lakes State Park
What lives on the prairie here in the park? What makes a prairie a prairie?  Come outside the historic Stanley Schoolhouse for this fun and interactive program complete with a story, activity, and craft perfect for the little ones, but all ages welcome. Come prepared with long pants and closed toed shoes! (1 hour)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
World of Pollinators, Lincoln State Park
Come to the Nature Center for a discussion all about pollinators and why they are important.
Lincoln State Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Black Rat Snake, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Our snake is here and ready to meet you. Join us outside the Nature Center as we have a discussion about reptiles and share interesting facts about the black rat snake.  (45 minutes)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hoosier Quest, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center, meet the Naturalist and start a new adventure to earn your patches and pins. Discover our state park while we Challenge you to Explore our natural world and make it a better place.
Tippecanoe River State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Abe's Indiana, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center to learn what Indiana was like in 1816 when Abe lived here.
Lincoln State Park
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Naturalist Encounter, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Naturalist Encounter
Friday, September 4th  10am-12pm and 1:30pm-2pm

Come to the Hickory Hollow Nature Center and see what the Naturalist has to say today and ask your questions. They will be set up at an interpretive outpost.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Esker Hike, Chain O' Lakes State Park
Do you want the chance to walk over a streambed that is a thousand year old, and learn a bit about the glacial history of the park?  Meet the Naturalist at Stanley Schoolhouse parking lot dressed for a hike as you traverse trail 9 over an esker, down to Kreiger Lake, and back.  Fun for all ages. (1.5 hours)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Hike, Clifty Falls State Park
Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There's a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!
Clifty Falls State Park
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kayak with the Naturalist, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Join the Naturalist at Deam Lake on the 1st & 4th weekends of each month for a kayaking adventure! Some weekends will be an evening kayak while other weekends will be an early morning kayak. Kayak rentals are available from Beach Concessions for evening kayaking only from May 22- Sept. 7, 2020. (Make your reservations early to insure kayak availability) All kayakers meet at the Boat landing area - for rentals it's just around the corner from Beach - for launchers - the boat landing is the 1st right past the Forest Education Center on Deam Lake road.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Firefly Glow Game, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Firefly Glow Game: Roving Naturalist

Watch for the naturalist walking thru the Campground this evening
to learn how to play the "glow game" at your campsite tonight after dark! This game simulates the flashes that fireflies make in different patterns to attract a mate; all you need to play is one flashlight per person.
Monroe Lake
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Share Your Favorite Recipes, Tippecanoe River State Park
Do you have a special meal or treat planed for the weekend? Would you like to share you campfire cooking expertise?  Here's your chance! Come to the Community Fire Circle by the southernmost shower house and bring a copy of your favorite recipe, then if you would like a copy of everyone else's favorites as well, leave your contact info with the Naturalist! Happy Campfire Cooking!
Tippecanoe River State Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Snakes Alive, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center and learn about some of the snakes that you might find at Lincoln State Park.
Lincoln State Park
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fairy in a Jar Craft, Clifty Falls State Park
Join the Naturalist on the lawn behind the Inn to make an illuminated Fairy in a Jar. There will be a $1 fee for this craft. While supplies last. This program will be followed by the movie Hook, on the lawn behind the Inn beginning at 8:30pm.
Clifty Falls State Park

Saturday, September 05, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lake Hike, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for a two mile hike around the lake to look for wildlife.
Lincoln State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monthly Hiking Club: Glacial Gliders, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Join us at 9 am on the first Saturday of every month as we hike the trails of Chain O'Lakes State Park.
-Hike start locations will be announced on our park Facebook page (facebook.com/chainolakessp), and here
-Sturdy shoes and water are recommended
-All ages and skill levels welcome and NO sign-up required
-Gate fees apply, but the hikes are free

Please note each month the hiking time will vary.  (1-2 hours normally)

2020 Dates: Feb. 1, March 7, June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5

Saturday, September 5th  

9 am. Glacial Gliders. Join us at 9 am on the first Saturday of every month as we hike the trails of Chain O'Lakes State Park.  Meet us at the Nature Center for a hike on trails 3 & 10, about 3 miles on a moderate trail.  Don’t forget your water bottle!  (1.5 hours)

Saturday, October 3rd  

9 am. Glacial Gliders. Join us at 9 am on the first Saturday of every month as we hike the trails of Chain O’Lakes State Park.  Meet us at the historic Stanley Schoolhouse parking lot for a hike on half of trail 11 about 2.5 miles on an easy trail.  Don’t forget your water bottle! (1 hour)

Chain O' Lakes State Park
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Take a Hike, Salamonie Lake
Meet at the Wildlife Management Pond and take a short one-mile, guided hike with a naturalist. What will you find along the way?

[40 minutes]

Salamonie Lake
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bison Hike, Ouabache State Park
Meet the naturalist at the bison exhibit shelter to take a stroll around the enclosure followed by a feeding. Learn about the bison and why they are so important to our history. Catch a view of our newest member of the heard too!
Ouabache State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Forest Therapy Walk (for ages 5-9)- Project AWARE, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy Practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (765) 649-8128. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.

This hike will be offered at 10am, for ages 5-9, 1pm for ages 10-13, and 3pm for ages 14-18  (EST)   Each walk lasts approximately 1 hour.  This hike is free and open to the public after paying the gate fee of $7/in-state vehicle.

#AwareINtheParks  This hike is part of a partnership initiative between the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) ProjectAWAREIN.org.  “Project AWARE Goes to the Park” is encouraging young Hoosiers and their families to visit Indiana State Parks within the month of September.  All month long, participants can engage in mental wellness activities and be entered for a chance to win a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/pagoestothepark."
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Forest Therapy Walk (for ages 5-9)- Project AWARE, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy Practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (765) 649-8128. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.

This hike will be offered at 10am, for ages 5-9, 1pm for ages 10-13, and 3pm for ages 14-18  (EST)   Each walk lasts approximately 1 hour.  This hike is free and open to the public after paying the gate fee of $7/in-state vehicle.

#AwareINtheParks  This hike is part of a partnership initiative between the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) ProjectAWAREIN.org.  “Project AWARE Goes to the Park” is encouraging young Hoosiers and their families to visit Indiana State Parks within the month of September.  All month long, participants can engage in mental wellness activities and be entered for a chance to win a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/pagoestothepark."
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hoosier Quest, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center, meet the Naturalist and start a new adventure to earn your patches and pins. Discover our state park while we Challenge you to Explore our natural world and make it a better place.
Tippecanoe River State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt, Turkey Run State Park
Stop in the Nature Center to pick up a scavenger hunt in search of the work that our plants and animals have been putting in over the summer. Turn in a completed scavenger hunt and a bag of trail trash before 4pm to receive a free poster!
 
Turkey Run State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Native Americans in early Indiana, Mounds State Park
Join Mounds State Park volunteer Interpreter, Earl Evans, as he takes us back in time and shares stories of the Native Americans that lived and survived off the land. Meet at the Mounds State Park Nature Center Ampitheater.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Project AWARE Initiative: Youth Forest Therapy Walk, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.  Youth age 5 to 9, walk starts at 10am; youth 10 to 13, walk starts at 1pm; youth age 14 to 18, walk starts at 3pm.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call the Mounds State Park Nature Center at 765-649-8128 or email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov to register.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trail 7 Nature Hike, Spring Mill State Park
Join Chris on a hike through this beautiful landscape. Meet at Tulip Poplar shelter house. 1.75 mile easy hike; 1 hour
Spring Mill State Park
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Vulture Venture, Clifty Falls State Park
It’s Vulture Awareness Day! Come to the Nature Center for a short easy hike to discover the differences in black vultures and turkey vultures. Learn about their unique habits during this 30 minute program. Bring your binoculars!
Clifty Falls State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Web Weavers, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Web Weavers from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Campground Playground


DROP BY to learn about spider anatomy and how they spin their webs. While supplies last, you can also pick up a spider web craft kit to take home.
Monroe Lake
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mount Tom Trek, Indiana Dunes State Park
Strap on your hiking shoes and join a Naturalist to not only see beautiful views, but to learn more about both the natural and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes State Park. This adventure begins at the Nature Center.
Indiana Dunes State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Cornhole Tournament, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Enter a team to participate in our annual Labor Day Cornhole Tournament at our Camp Store. This is a great way to enjoy being outdoors with friends and family! Register your team at our Camp Store beginning Friday, September 4th. Registration closes at 10:45 am on Saturday, September 5th. Please arrive 15 minutes early. The 1st place team will receive a certificate for free camping.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beach Scavenger Hunt, Patoka Lake
Find the Naturalist to begin the hunt. Grab a sheet and locate the items needed. Follow the simple steps and earn beach worthy prizes!
Patoka Lake
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Birds of a Feather, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Have you ever wondered how birds can fly? Why are some feathers different than others? Find out at the Campground Playground.
Brookville Lake
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Camp Glenn Walking Tour, Fort Harrison State Park
Join the naturalist to learn the history and importance of Fort Benjamin Harrison. Walk through the nationally registered Camp Glenn Historic District as you hear stories and see photos from its days as an Army post. End with a visit to the Museum of 20th Century Warfare, a non-profit military museum within the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Fort Harrison State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Creek Peek, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center to go wading in a nearby creek. Wear boots or old shoes and prepare to get wet!
Lincoln State Park
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Creek Stomp, Spring Mill State Park
Meet Sheree by the village Ordinary for a walk in the creek while we look for macroinvertebrates. What will these little creatures tell us about our water quality? 30 minutes
Spring Mill State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Forest Therapy Walk (for ages 10-13)- Project AWARE, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy Practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (765) 649-8128. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.

This hike will be offered at 10am, for ages 5-9, 1pm for ages 10-13, and 3pm for ages 14-18  (EST)   Each walk lasts approximately 1 hour.  This hike is free and open to the public after paying the gate fee of $7/in-state vehicle.

#AwareINtheParks  This hike is part of a partnership initiative between the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) ProjectAWAREIN.org.  “Project AWARE Goes to the Park” is encouraging young Hoosiers and their families to visit Indiana State Parks within the month of September.  All month long, participants can engage in mental wellness activities and be entered for a chance to win a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/pagoestothepark."
Mounds State Park
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Herbert Cemetery Tour, Lieber SRA (Cagles Mill Lake)
Join the naturalist at the playground in the campground to take an easy hike to the Herbert Cemetery where we will learn more about the history of the family who once lived on the land here before it became Lieber State Recreation Area.
Lieber State Recreation Area, Cagles Mill Lake
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mat Weaving, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center and let's recycle some of those plastic Grocery bags everyone has setting around by making a new Sleeping Pad or Door Mat! Bring 50 or more bags to get a good start or pick some up at the Nature Center!

This project will take at least an hour to get a good start so bring a camp chair and a water bottle, and find a shady spot outside the Nature Center to work!
Tippecanoe River State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mounds Meander, Mounds State Park
Join a Mounds State Park naturalist for this hour long tour of our Mound complex.  Learn how the mounds were made, more about the people that made them, and how we think they were used.  Hike meets on the Mounds State Park Nature Center front porch.
Mounds State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Project AWARE Initiative: Youth Forest Therapy Walk, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.  Youth age 5 to 9, walk starts at 10am; youth 10 to 13, walk starts at 1pm; youth age 14 to 18, walk starts at 3pm.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call the Mounds State Park Nature Center at 765-649-8128 or email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov to register.
Mounds State Park
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Tie Dye Time, Ouabache State Park
Meet the naturalist at the lakeside shelter to tie dye your own craft! The naturalist will teach you how to get outlines of critters or leaves or create cool patterns. Please bring your own cotton T-shirt or bandana. There will be extra shirts and bandanas for purchase if you forgot yours. Program is free with admission to the park and supplies are first come first serve. 
Ouabache State Park
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Butterfly Bonanza, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Explore the wonderful world of butterflies! Learn about the stages butterflies go through before they can fly and how far they do once they can. Meet at the Camp Store.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campfire Configurations, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Campfire Configurations from 2 to 4 p.m.
Next to the Swimming Beachhouse


DROP by to check out a variety of fire structures (lean-to, tepee, log cabin, etc) and learn about different techniques to get a fire started. Take home a fire-building how-to guide so you can practice later!
Monroe Lake
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Herptiles, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center as we compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. You may even get to meet some of our educational animals from the Nature Center. Fun for all ages! (45 minutes)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lusk Home Tour, Turkey Run State Park
Registration is required. Sign up at the Nature Center on the day of the tour. Face masks required while inside the Lusk Home. 

Hear the story of Turkey Run State Park’s first stewards– The Lusk Family. Tour their house and hear the nerve racking tale of how we became a state park. The Lusk Home is located on the Eastern side of the park. Hike out on trail 1 or 4, or park at the Lusk Parking Lot (access off of Narrows Road).
Turkey Run State Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Never Fear, Spiders are Here!, Clifty Falls State Park
Join spider enthusiast Kevin Weiner and one of our naturalists, to discover some of our common household spiders, including the commonly feared brown recluse and black widow! Come to the Nature Center for this 1 hour program.
Clifty Falls State Park
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Forest Therapy Walk (for ages 14-18)- Project AWARE, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy Practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (765) 649-8128. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.

This hike will be offered at 10am, for ages 5-9, 1pm for ages 10-13, and 3pm for ages 14-18  (EDT)   Each walk lasts approximately 1 hour.  This hike is free and open to the public after paying the gate fee of $7/in-state vehicle.

#AwareINtheParks  This hike is part of a partnership initiative between the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) ProjectAWAREIN.org.  “Project AWARE Goes to the Park” is encouraging young Hoosiers and their families to visit Indiana State Parks within the month of September.  All month long, participants can engage in mental wellness activities and be entered for a chance to win a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/pagoestothepark."
Mounds State Park
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hoot and Holler, Ouabache State Park
Meet the naturalist at the Lake Side Shelter to learn about the different species of owls and their amazing adaptations. Learn and practice their calls so you too can hoot and holler. 
Ouabache State Park
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Project AWARE Initiative: Youth Forest Therapy Walk, Mounds State Park
Join Forest Therapy practitioner, Adrienne Davis, for this slow walk through the woods where we will learn how to tune in to nature and our bodies as we explore our environment. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks.  Youth age 5 to 9, walk starts at 10am; youth 10 to 13, walk starts at 1pm; youth age 14 to 18, walk starts at 3pm.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call the Mounds State Park Nature Center at 765-649-8128 or email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov to register.
Mounds State Park
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rain Sticks, Tippecanoe River State Park
Feel like a good rain will help cool you off? Come to the Nature Center to make your own self-contained rain storm, then you can cool off in your own living room with the sound of rain anytime you please!
Tippecanoe River State Park
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reptile Roundup, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Join us at the Camp Store to visit with some of our native reptiles and learn about them.
Brookville Lake
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Creek Peek, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Meet at the South Shelter for a short hike to the creek. We will explore life in and around Whitewater Lake. Find out what fascinating creatures call this lake home!
Whitewater Memorial State Park
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tree Cookies, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Did you know that trees have a story to tell? Meet us outside the Nature Center for this fun program to learn all about tree cookies and the stories they can tell. You even get a real tree cookie to decorate and take home, fun for all ages. (45 minutes)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Cornhole Tournament, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Enter a team to participate in our annual Cornhole tournament at the Quakertown Shelter House. This is a great way to enjoy being outdoors with friends and family! Register your team at the Quakertown Shelter House the day of, beginning at 4 pm. Registration closes at 4:45 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early. The 1st place team will receive a certificate for free camping!
Brookville Lake
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roving Naturalist, Clifty Falls State Park
The naturalist will be roving through the Campground with an interesting item. Can you guess what it is?
Clifty Falls State Park
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Live Birds of Prey, Mississinewa Lake
Join the naturalist at the Interpretive Shelter and meet some LIVE birds of prey! What makes these creatures so unique? [45 minutes]
Mississinewa Lake
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Migration Madness, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Migration can be fraught with peril for animals that head south for warmer temperatures. Do you think you would survive the flight? Find out at the Camp Store!
Brookville Lake
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Summer Concert Series: Blue Holler Band, Potato Creek State Park
Enjoy the toe-tapping music of the area before Potato Creek became a park. Beach. Sponsored by Friends of Potato Creek through an Arts In The Parks grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.
Potato Creek State Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunset Point Hike, Turkey Run State Park
COVID-19 Program Guidance: Social distancing of 6ft between groups will be followed. Face coverings are encouraged but not required for outdoor programs. 
 
Meet in front of the Turkey Run Inn for a guided hike of Trail 7. Experience the park at dusk and learn about the remarkable features of Turkey Run State Park along the way. Hike will end at Sunset Point to watch the sun set over Sugar Creek. Trail is rated as moderate and will have several staircases. Sturdy footwear is recommended. 
Turkey Run State Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Owl Prowl, Indiana Dunes State Park
Meet the Naturalist at the Nature Center for a hootin' good time as we go on an easy walk to try and call in some owls.
Indiana Dunes State Park
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Underwater Cemeteries, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Underwater Cemeteries at 8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Amphitheater


PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! Before Monroe Lake was built, the Salt Creek Valley was full of small towns, farms, and... family cemeteries. When the Army Corps of Engineers decided to build a reservoir here, they identified eight cemeteries that needed to be relocated. This is the story of those cemeteries, how the graves were disinterred, and where they ended up. 45 minutes

*Bench seating is limited. We strongly encourage people to bring their chairs so that 6 feet of space can be maintained between each family group.
Monroe Lake
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Caterpillar Crawl, Clifty Falls State Park
Meet at Clifty Shelter to search for caterpillars on this 1 hour ADA Accessible walk. If you have a UV flashlight, please bring it with you as it will help us in our search.
Clifty Falls State Park
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Somewhere In The Moonlight Hike, Lieber SRA (Cagles Mill Lake)
As the moonlight shines over the park come orbit with the Naturalist through our Fitness Trail into the gleaming beams of the almost full moon while learning all about stars, planets, and nocturnal creatures of the night. It's bound to be a stellar time! Meet at the playground by the Camp Gate.
Please bring your own flashlights.
Best flashlights to use are red LED flashlights.
If you do not have one cover the lenses with red cellophane and tie with a rubber band.
Lieber State Recreation Area, Cagles Mill Lake

Sunday, September 06, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/4,5  GIVE A HOOT!  DON'T POLLUTE!
Stop by the Forest Education Center from 11am-4pm and learn about how trash and pollution affects wildlife, Watch a program: Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose & Recycle!  And catch some creative ideas for turning trash into Treasures [ie cereal boxes, pop tabs, milk cartons etc]. Recycled Crafts! Sign up for our 3rd annual Labor Day Sand Sculpture contest!

9/6 3rd Annual SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION @ North end of Beach.
Back again and better than ever! 3rd Annual Labor Day wknd Sand Sculpture Competition! We're recycling items we’ve found left on the beach OR you can bring your own equipment.  Use your imagination and create a fanciful sand sculpture from water and beach sand.  You just might win a prize!  We have an Elementary division, a teens/adult division, and a Family division (for families with younger children).  How about you seniors?  Shall we create a division for you too? (50 & older)
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Nature Preserve Hike, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for a trek through the Sarah Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve and see the most mature woods in the park.
Lincoln State Park
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Bird Hike, Fort Harrison State Park
Sunday morning bird hikes are back for the fall migration! These weekly hikes are led by knowledgeable volunteers, so you're bound to learn new facts on our feathered friends each week. Bring a pair of binoculars, water, and comfortable walking shoes for this 1-2-mile hike. Meet at the Delaware Lake parking lot.
Fort Harrison State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Beginner Tree ID Hike, Clifty Falls State Park
Discover the basics of tree identification during this 45 minute ADA Accessible walk that begins at Clifty Shelter.
Clifty Falls State Park
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast with the Birds, Mounds State Park
Go behind the scenes to help the Mounds State Park Naturalist.  Assist with putting out food for the birds, squirrels, groundhogs and even the turtles!  Meets on the Mounds State Park Nature Center Front Porch.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hoosier Quest, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center, meet the Naturalist and start a new adventure to earn your patches and pins. Discover our state park while we Challenge you to Explore our natural world and make it a better place.
Tippecanoe River State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt, Turkey Run State Park
Stop in the Nature Center to pick up a scavenger hunt in search of the work that our plants and animals have been putting in over the summer. Turn in a completed scavenger hunt and a bag of trail trash before 4pm to receive a free poster!
 
Turkey Run State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sun Shadow Art, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Sun Shadow Art from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Campground Playground


DROP BY to create a unique piece of art by using the rays of the Sun to "freeze" shadows onto photo-sensitive paper. *Please practice social distancing; stay back and wait your turn if the tables are full!
Monroe Lake
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wetland Wander, Indiana Dunes State Park
See up-close what small plants and animals call our park wetlands home on this short accessible hike to Dunes Creek and our marsh.  Program starts at the Nature Center.
Indiana Dunes State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indian Drum, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center and find out some of the history of the American Indian Drum. Then create one of your own to take home!
Tippecanoe River State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Cornhole Tournament, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Enter a team to participate in our annual Labor Day Weekend Cornhole tournament at our Camp Store. This is a great way to enjoy being outdoors with friends and family! Register your team at our Camp Store beginning Friday, September 4th. Registration closes at 10:45 am on Sunday, September 6th. Please arrive 15 minutes early. The 1st place team will receive a certificate for free camping!
Brookville Lake
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Snakes Alive, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center to learn about some of the snakes you might see in Lincoln State Park.
Lincoln State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Snakes Alive, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Snakes Alive at Nature Center
Sunday, September 6th  11am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm                         

Come join the naturalist at the Hickory Hollow Nature Center to learn about the different snakes of Indiana.
Please Note: We will not be allowing touching of the snakes due to COVID-19 and will be requiring social distancing at all of our programs.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Pioneer Home Tour, Mounds State Park
Join the Mounds State Park Naturalist for a guided tour of the historic Bronnenberg Home. Look through the stereoscope, learn about chamber pots, and discover the pioneer family's dedication to the mounds. Meet on the Mounds State Park Nature Center's Front Porch for this 45-minute tour.
Mounds State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Arts and Crafts at Picnic Tables, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center and create your very own memories of Tippecanoe River State Park. Make a Walking Stick for $5, a real Blue Bird House for $15, a small bird or butterfly house for $5, A canvas Pot Holder for $3, color a wooden key chain for $3, pick up a game of Dominoes or Pick-Up-Sticks for $3, make a memory you can share with others for years to come!
Tippecanoe River State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Laughing Deer Marsh Hike, Lieber SRA (Cagles Mill Lake)
Meet the naturalist at the Hilltop Shelter where we will hike down to the place where the deer tease our hunters during hunting season, Laughing Deer Marsh. We will learn about the diverse species unearthed within a marsh, their influences on the ecosystem, and the importance of a marsh area.
Lieber State Recreation Area, Cagles Mill Lake
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Live Reptiles and Amphibians on Display, Clifty Falls State Park
Come to the Inn Lobby just outside the dining room, anytime from 1pm-2pm to discover the scaly, slimy, and slithery creatures that inhabit Clifty Falls State Park.
Clifty Falls State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Native Plant Dyes, Fort Harrison State Park
Drop by the Visitor Center to learn about which native plants can be used to dye fabrics. Bring along a white, cotton shirt or bandana to try some of the dyes out yourself.
Fort Harrison State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Parkemon Go!, Lincoln State Park
Join the naturalist at the Nature Center to search for Parkemons and see how many points you can get!
Lincoln State Park
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wildlife Forensics, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Put on your detective hats and join us at the Campground Playground to help us solve a mystery! Discover what wildlife investigation is all about and find out how you can put a puzzle together with just few clues.
Brookville Lake
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Snakes Alive, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Snakes Alive at Nature Center
Sunday, September 6th  11am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm                         

Come join the naturalist at the Hickory Hollow Nature Center to learn about the different snakes of Indiana.
Please Note: We will not be allowing touching of the snakes due to COVID-19 and will be requiring social distancing at all of our programs.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Keeping it Clean, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Discover what a world would be like without nature's recyclers. Our scavengers and decomposers play a vital role in our world, and though it isn't always pretty, is necessary for a healthy ecosystem. Join us at the Camp Store.
Brookville Lake
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tiny Tenants, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Tiny Tenants from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Next to Swimming Beachhouse


DROP BY to discover how to invite beneficial pollinators to your garden! Check out our pollinator garden area and learn how insect "hotels" can attract good bugs to your own garden.
Monroe Lake
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pollinator Crusaders, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Join us at the Campground Playground in Loop B to talk about Indiana’s various pollinators and how we can help them! Make a buzzin’ bee to take home.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Amazing Adaptations, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Animals are very well adapted for survival in their habitats. Join us at the Campground Playground to learn about some of those adaptations.
Brookville Lake
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wild Edibles, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Nature provides food for wildlife, but do you know the types of foods it provides that you can eat too? Learn some foraging and gathering tips and tricks with us at the Camp Store.
Brookville Lake
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wonderful Wildflowers, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Discover the vital role that wildflowers play in our ecosystem and why it's important that we leave them in the wild. You can make your very own to take home! Join us at the Campground Playground in Loop B.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Autumn Discovery Hike, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter for an easy 1-mile hike as we discover the signs of autumn. It's not all just about the changing leaves!
Whitewater Memorial State Park
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Autumn Discovery Hike, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter for an easy 1-mile hike as we discover the signs of autumn. It’s not all just about the changing leaves!
Whitewater Memorial State Park
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glitter Fish, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Glitter Fish from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Campground Playground


Do all fish have scales? DROP BY to find out the answer while you design your own iridescent, scaly fish! *Please respect social distancing! If the available table space is full when you arrive, please stay 6 feet back and wait your turn.
Monroe Lake
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SENSEsational Night Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park
Awaken your 5-senses with these fun activities to help you be a nocturnal animal! Join the Naturalist at the Nature Center to embark on this easy hike into the Dunes Forest.
Indiana Dunes State Park

Monday, September 07, 2020

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Amazing Amphibians, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Meet at the Campground Playground in Loop B to find out some amazing facts about these cold blooded creatures! You’ll get the chance to meet some of our live amphibians.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Habitat Hike, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Join us for a ¾ mile easy hike as we discover how everything in the forest is connected. Learn about some of our native animals and what fall will look like for them. Meet at the Campground Shelter across from Wildlife Wander Trailhead.
Brookville Lake
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt, Turkey Run State Park
Stop in the Nature Center to pick up a scavenger hunt in search of the work that our plants and animals have been putting in over the summer. Turn in a completed scavenger hunt and a bag of trail trash before 4pm to receive a free poster!
 
Turkey Run State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mysteries of the Mounds Hike, Mounds State Park
Who built the earthworks that Mounds State Park was named for? How old are they? What purpose did they serve?  Join the Mounds State Park Naturalist for an hour long hike to the Great Mound and learn more about the people that we call the Hopewell. Hike meets on the Mounds State Park Nature Center's Front Porch.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Star Weaving, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

Star Weaving from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Campground Playground


DROP BY to make a star weaving! This craft takes about 30 minutes to complete and is generally good for ages 8 and up. You can complete the craft with us (bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on while you weave, if you aren’t comfortable sitting on the grass) OR take it with you to finish after learning the pattern.
Monroe Lake
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Turtle Trivia, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Stop by the Campground Playground to meet some of our resident turtles and learn about them.
Brookville Lake
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Critter Dinner, Indiana Dunes State Park
Stop by to see our Nature Center's reptiles and amphibians eat live meals!
Indiana Dunes State Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Roving Rangers, Patoka Lake
Look for the Naturalists throughout the property from boat ramps to the beach and even around the Nature Center.
Patoka Lake

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Healing Power of Nature: Tai Ji, Mounds State Park
Join Tai Ji instructor, Chris Campbell, on the front lawn of the Mounds State Park Nature Center for an introductory session in Tai Ji.  This gentle movement exercise helps the body and mind slow down and center with the world around them.  There is no experience necessary and no special clothing requirement, however, you may wish to bring a yoga mat, blanket, or chair.  A donation of $10.00 is requested.
Mounds State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lusk Home Tour, Turkey Run State Park
Registration is required. Sign up at the Nature Center on the day of the tour. Face masks required while inside the Lusk Home. 

Hear the story of Turkey Run State Park’s first stewards– The Lusk Family. Tour their house and hear the nerve racking tale of how we became a state park. The Lusk Home is located on the Eastern side of the park. Hike out on trail 1 or 4, or park at the Lusk Parking Lot (access off of Narrows Road).
Turkey Run State Park

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Butterfly BINGO, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Butterfly BINGO: Roving Naturalist

Watch for the naturalist walking thru the campground this evening...
She'll be passing out game boards and instructions for how to play Butterfly BINGO at your own campsite – while learning about swallowtail butterflies and the native wildflowers that they need to survive. After you’re done with the game, your BINGO card can be used as a simple field guide for your next hike. To play the game, you will need to provide your own crayons or markers.
Monroe Lake

Thursday, September 10, 2020

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Much Ado About Mosses, Clifty Falls State Park
Some of the oldest plants in our park are mosses. Find out about the benefits of these ancient plants, how they have been used historically, and gain some ID tips during this hour long moderate hike starting at Poplar Grove Shelter.
Clifty Falls State Park
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monthly Lunch Nature Program Series, Ouabache State Park
Monthly Picnic Nature Program Series, Ouabache State Park

Join the Nature Lovers Picnic in the Park Program at Ouabache State Park. Anyone is welcome to join the program sponsored by the Friends of Ouabache and Corner Depot. It takes place in the Rustic Oak Shelter at noon. 

People are to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy fellowship and a nature program.  The picnic program will be offered every second Thursday of the month through October. Program is free with paid gate admission.

Dessert will be provide. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair if not comfortable using picnic tables.

To register or for more information, call Ouabache State Park 260-824-0926 or email friendsofouabache@gmail.com.
Ouabache State Park
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the wildlife observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends of Mounds State Park Meeting, Mounds State Park
This month's Friends of Mounds State Park program is presented by Kelley Morgan on the Victorian origins of Halloween Traditions, which is then followed by the Friend’s monthly business meeting. Stop by the Mounds State Park Nature Center to learn more about the Friends group or the program.
Mounds State Park

Friday, September 11, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/11,12,13  EVERYONE NEEDS A ROCK!
​Come enjoy our Rock Stacking Table! Challenge friends/family to see who can stack their rocks the highest! Then come in for Story Time, "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor. We've also got some interesting rocks on our "Touchy Feely" table.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
All Day
History Comes Alive Weekend, Indiana Dunes State Park

HISTORY COMES ALIVE WEEKEND

FUR TRADER ENCAMPMENT

Saturday 9/12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

& Sunday 9/13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit the Ouiatenon Brigade on the beach east of the pavilion as they re-enact the fur-trading era.

HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT

This fun game that takes you to different historical features in our park is available all weekend at the Nature Center.  If completed correctly, participants earn an Indiana Dunes State Park decal bumper sticker thanks to the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Saturday, September 12th

10:00 a.m. - BEAVER TRADING HIKE

Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a trek through the dunes and a meeting with the early French fur traders that inhabited this area nearly 200 years ago! Bring your beaver pelt or borrow one of ours!

2:00 p.m. - SOUTHSHORE RAIL RANGERS

The Midwest Rail Rangers present onboard interpretive programing along the South Shore Rail Line.  Join Rail Ranger, Robert Neil, for this indoor presentation at the Nature Center. He will not only show what a rail ranger does, but also share the history of the South Shore and other railroad connections to our parks. Registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390.

Sunday, September 13th

10:00 a.m. - BEAVER TRADING HIKE

Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a trek through the dunes and a meeting with the early French fur traders that inhabited this area nearly 200 years ago! Bring your beaver pelt or borrow one of ours!

2:00 p.m. - THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ALONG THE LAKE: THE BATTLE OF LE PETIT FORT

Although marked by historic signs and briefly mentioned in local histories, the Battle of Le Petit Fort (also known as the Battle of Trail Creek) remains a mysterious part of the Indiana dunes story. With little evidence left behind, local historians have disagreed over the battle's location for decades. Serena Ard, Curator of the Westchester Township History Museum in Chesterton, will discuss the battle, the role of Lake Michigan area during the war, and the legacy and questions that remain today. This program will be done through a virtual platform. Registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390 with options to join off-site virtually.

Indiana Dunes State Park
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Abe's Neighborhood Walk, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for 1.5 mile hike through the neighborhood of our 16th president
Lincoln State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
B is for Butterfly, Chain O'Lakes State Park
What insects live on the prairie here in the park? What colors are they?  Come outside the historic Stanley Schoolhouse for this fun and interactive program complete with a story, activity, and craft perfect for the little ones, but all ages welcome. Come prepared with long pants and closed toed shoes! (1 hour)
Chain O' Lakes State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CANCELLED: Indiana Time Travelers, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Indiana Time Travelers Program
When: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10am
Where: Hickory Hollow Nature Center at O'Bannon Woods State Park

Join us at the Nature Center the 2nd Friday of each month as we explore early Indiana in a program called Indiana Time Travelers.  We will explore the people, culture, plants, and animals of times past in our state. It will be a different topic each month. Bring your lunch and after the program you can explore all the beauty of O'Bannon Woods State Park!

September -  Watersheds - Join us this month and we will discuss the importance of a watershed, what it is, and how important it is for life.  We will explore life in a wetlands, and discover how important clean water is.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roving Naturalist, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Roving Naturalist
Friday, September 11th  10am-12pm and 1:30pm-2pm

Watch for the Roving Naturalist in the Class A, Electric Campground and see what the Naturalist has to say today. Have your questions ready and ask the naturalist when you see them.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nature Bingo, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for a new twist on this classic game. You might win a prize!
Lincoln State Park
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hoosier Quest, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center, meet the Naturalist and start a new adventure to earn your patches and pins. Discover our state park while we Challenge you to Explore our natural world and make it a better place.
Tippecanoe River State Park
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the wildlife observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Weber Lake Hike, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center for a 2.5 mile hike to a reclaimed strip mine.
Lincoln State Park
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Roving Naturalist, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Roving Naturalist
Friday, September 11th  10am-12pm and 1:30pm-2pm

Watch for the Roving Naturalist in the Class A, Electric Campground and see what the Naturalist has to say today. Have your questions ready and ask the naturalist when you see them.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tunnel Tour, Clifty Falls State Park
Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough's tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!
Clifty Falls State Park
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bugs, Tippecanoe River State Park
Watch for the Naturalist as she roams the campgrounds giving you information about firewood bugs, ticks, and mosquitoes!
Tippecanoe River State Park
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Owl Hoot, Lincoln State Park
Join us at Troy Road Picnic Area to discuss owls and listen for their calls.
Lincoln State Park
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Leaf Lanterns, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Leaf Lanterns from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Campground Playground

DROP BY to turn leaves and plastic bottles into pretty lanterns... while exploring different leaf shapes and margins.
Monroe Lake

Saturday, September 12, 2020

All Day
Forest Education Center Weekend Activities, Deam Lake State Recreation Area
9/11,12,13  EVERYONE NEEDS A ROCK!
​Come enjoy our Rock Stacking Table! Challenge friends/family to see who can stack their rocks the highest! Then come in for Story Time, "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor. We've also got some interesting rocks on our "Touchy Feely" table.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
All Day
History Comes Alive Weekend, Indiana Dunes State Park

HISTORY COMES ALIVE WEEKEND

FUR TRADER ENCAMPMENT

Saturday 9/12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

& Sunday 9/13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit the Ouiatenon Brigade on the beach east of the pavilion as they re-enact the fur-trading era.

HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT

This fun game that takes you to different historical features in our park is available all weekend at the Nature Center.  If completed correctly, participants earn an Indiana Dunes State Park decal bumper sticker thanks to the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Saturday, September 12th

10:00 a.m. - BEAVER TRADING HIKE

Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a trek through the dunes and a meeting with the early French fur traders that inhabited this area nearly 200 years ago! Bring your beaver pelt or borrow one of ours!

2:00 p.m. - SOUTHSHORE RAIL RANGERS

The Midwest Rail Rangers present onboard interpretive programing along the South Shore Rail Line.  Join Rail Ranger, Robert Neil, for this indoor presentation at the Nature Center. He will not only show what a rail ranger does, but also share the history of the South Shore and other railroad connections to our parks. Registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390.

Sunday, September 13th

10:00 a.m. - BEAVER TRADING HIKE

Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a trek through the dunes and a meeting with the early French fur traders that inhabited this area nearly 200 years ago! Bring your beaver pelt or borrow one of ours!

2:00 p.m. - THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ALONG THE LAKE: THE BATTLE OF LE PETIT FORT

Although marked by historic signs and briefly mentioned in local histories, the Battle of Le Petit Fort (also known as the Battle of Trail Creek) remains a mysterious part of the Indiana dunes story. With little evidence left behind, local historians have disagreed over the battle's location for decades. Serena Ard, Curator of the Westchester Township History Museum in Chesterton, will discuss the battle, the role of Lake Michigan area during the war, and the legacy and questions that remain today. This program will be done through a virtual platform. Registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390 with options to join off-site virtually.

Indiana Dunes State Park
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Audubon at the Overlook, Prophetstown State Park
Stop by the overlook deck, just off of the far east end parking lot for some morning birdwatching. Members of the Sycamore Audubon Society will be present to discuss the birds currently being seen in the park. Bring your own binoculars to take advantage of this peak migration time!
For all programs:
Bug spray, sunscreen, and a full water bottle are recommended.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
All programming free with park admission unless otherwise noted.
Prophetstown State Park
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Beaver Hike, Lincoln State Park
Join the naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to search for beavers and their evidence.
Lincoln State Park
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Zombie Hunt, Patoka Lake
Cost: $5 per license (which includes a souvenir cup)
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31 or until we run out of cups!

Are you the type of person who loves the season surrounding Halloween? If so, grab your pumpkin spice, spooky music playlist, family and friends and head over to Patoka Lake.
Starting Labor Day Weekend through October 31st, Patoka Lake is hosting the first ever ZOMBIE HUNT! 12 zombies will be hidden around the property. Obtain 10 out of 12 to get a souvenir cup to show your support for our educational ambassadors.
Here's how it works. Purchase your exclusive zombie hunting license for just $5 at either the reservoir office, main gate, modern campground gate, camp store or nature center. Shoot the zombies, selfie-style, to prove you were there. Once you get 10 -12, head back to any of the above mentioned locations. Show a staff member your photos and get target stickers to cover your acquired zombies. Then receive a souvenir cup in support of our birds of prey.
This is a perfect social distancing activity for the fall season. Please come out and join us for a fun event that benefits our educational raptors!
Patoka Lake
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Healing Power of Nature: Forest Therapy Walk for Pregnant Moms!, Mounds State Park
Join forest therapy practitioner (and current pregnant mom), Adrienne Davis, for this 2-hour slow walk through the woods at Mounds State Park where we will tune into nature and our bodies as we explore our environment. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for all types of weather. Also, bring your own bagged snack (fruits, veggies, pretzels, crackers, etc.) along with a bottle of water. We will end our walk with a special ceremony together eating our snacks. Meets at the Mounds State Park Locust Grove shelter parking lot. There is a $30 program fee. Please call 765-649-8128 or email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov  to register. Limited space available.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beaver Trading Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park
Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a trek through the dunes and a meeting with the early French fur traders that inhabited this area nearly 200 years ago! Bring your beaver pelt or borrow one of ours!
Indiana Dunes State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Centennial Hiking Series: The Wildlife of Clifty Falls: Past, Present & Future, Clifty Falls State Park
On this easy, hour long hike we will explore how our native wildlife populations have changed over the years. Discover what animals used to live here, what animals are found here now, and which animals you may be able to find here in the coming years. Meet at the pool.
Clifty Falls State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Country Fair at The Farm, Prophetstown State Park
Join us at The Farm at Prophetstown for the annual Country Fair! There will be lots of animal friends coming out for the day including horses, goats, pigeons, a lamb and a rabbit. Enjoy food, games, demonstrations, and more! Masks are required to enter the houses. Social distancing will be practiced. We hope to see you for this family friendly event! FREE with park admission.
Prophetstown State Park
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Help Feed The Birds, Potato Creek State Park
Gather in the wildlife observation area at the nature center and help the naturalist fill all the bird feeders.
Potato Creek State Park
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
History Scavenger Hunt, Indiana Dunes State Park
This fun game that takes you to different historical features in our park is available all weekend at the Nature Center. If completed correctly, participants earn an Indiana Dunes State Park decal bumper sticker thanks to the Friends of Indiana Dunes.
Indiana Dunes State Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hoosier Quest, Tippecanoe River State Park
Come to the Nature Center, meet the Naturalist and start a new adventure to earn your patches and pins. Discover our state park while we Challenge you to Explore our natural world and make it a better place.
Tippecanoe River State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hunting Mother Nature, Mounds State Park
Join Mounds State Park's volunteer interpreter, Earl Evans, and learn how to move through nature to see, hear and learn more about the world around us. This family friendly hike may involve stairs and rough terrain. Meet at the Mounds State Park Nature Center's Amphitheater.
Mounds State Park
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indiana Parks on the Air, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Stop by the Campground Interpretive Area to learn all about amateur radio, and watch as the operators try to connect with State Parks across Indiana and across the country. Operators will be from the Northeast Amateur Radio Association and others. This is a family friendly come and go event.
Chain O' Lakes State Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monarch Caterpillar Magnets, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Monarch Caterpillar Magnets from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Campground Playground

DROP BY to create a monarch caterpillar magnet, while supplies last!
Monroe Lake
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Plant Uses at the Native American Village, Prophetstown State Park
Join a naturalist in the Native American Village to learn more about the uses of native plants at the Prophetstown settlement. We’ll discuss how some plants were used for medicinal purposes while others were used for lifeways. You’ll be able to make and take home a small keepsake magnet to remind you of what you’ve learned! Park at the Visitor's Center and safely cross the road. 
For all programs:
Bug spray, sunscreen, and a full water bottle are recommended.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
All programming free with park admission unless otherwise noted.
Prophetstown State Park
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CCC Camp Tour, Pokagon State Park
Meet the Naturalist on the Nature Center lawn to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp who helped build Pokagon State Park in the 1930's. Enjoy a short program and then take an easy guided walk to see where they boys' camp once stood.
Pokagon State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Monarch's Journey, Fort Harrison State Park
Join the naturalist in search of Monarch butterflies as they begin their three thousand mile flight all the way to Mexico! Meet at the Visitor Center.
Fort Harrison State Park
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Creatures of the World, O'Bannon Woods State Park
Creatures of the World
Saturday, September 12th 11am-11:45am        

Come to the Hickory Hollow Nature Center and learn about the cranes from all over and what they mean to different cultures.

Please Note: We will not be allowing touching of items and animals due to COVID-19 and will be requiring social distancing at all of our programs.
O'Bannon Woods State Park
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scavenger Hunt, Lincoln State Park
Come to the Nature Center and see what scavenger hunts we have to offer and win a prize.
Lincoln State Park
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wagon of Wonders, Turkey Run State Park
Become one with nature....and art! The Wagon of Wonders, Big Car Collaborative's mobile, interactive art unit and pop-up public space, is coming to Turkey Run for third year. Visitors are invited to explore the Wagon and participate in a variety of safe and friendly art activities inspired by the park. There will be a short play featuring Bigfoot happening throughout the day. Stop by to see the Wagon of Wonders and watch the puppet performance featuring Bigfoot.

Big Car Collaborative is an Indianapolis-based art and design nonprofit focused on utilizing tools of culture and creativity to build community and social cohesion – helping connect people as a way to boost quality of life.
 
This program was made possible by the Arts in the Parks grant program through the Indiana Arts Commission.
Turkey Run State Park
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Arts in the Park: Dani Tippmann, Chain O'Lakes State Park
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Learn about native plants through taste, touch and traditional stories. Miami tribal member, Dani Tippmann, will talk about how Miami people used plants as food, medicine and technology, focusing on cattails.  In October have fun creating cordage with natural materials while you learn about Myaamia culture and our environment.  You can make a special piece of jewelry to take with you!

  • Cattail Duck Decoys- July 18, 2 pm Come learn with Miami Tribal member and Plant Tradition Bearer, Dani Tippmann, about Miami traditional plant usage. We will be focusing on cattails in the summer.  If the cattail cooperate you will be able to create duck decoys from cattail leaves. We'll also learn about the beautiful way cattails touch all of our lives. Meet outside the Stanley Schoolhouse for this unique program. (There will be materials for at least the first 20 participants to complete their own cattail leaf duck decoy to take home with them). (1 hour)
  • Plants through Time- July 23, 2 pm Join us outside the Nature Center to learn some secrets, passed down from generation to generation of Myaamia Native Americans from this area.  Talk with Dani Tippmann, Plant Tradition Bearer, about how plants were (and still are) used as food, medicine, and technology.  (1 hour)  
  • Beaver Roast & Cattail Mats- September 12, Noon & 3 pm
  • Noon. Cattail Mats & Beaver Roast. Participate in the Miami Native American cattail mat making process as we learn about Native plant usage while a beaver deliciously roasts throughout the day.  This program will be repeated again at 3 pm. (1 hour)
  • 3 pm. Cattail Mats & Beaver Roast. Participate in the Miami Native American cattail mat making process as we learn about Native plant usage while a beaver deliciously roasts throughout the day.  (1 hour)
  • Cordage- October 3, 2 pm Wild Cordage. Join Dani Tippmann, Miami Tribe member, as we learn about plants that were used by local Native Peoples to make rope, string, and thread or- cordage.  You are welcome to try making your own and take home a piece of cordage.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this family friendly event outside the historic Stanley Schoolhouse (1 hour)

Chain O' Lakes State Park
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visit with a Naturalist, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Join us at the Campground Playground to visit with one of our Interpretive Naturalists and find out what they have brought with them.
Brookville Lake
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visit with a Naturalist, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Join us at the Camp Store to visit with one of our Interpretive Naturalists and find out what they have brought with them.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Sundials, Patoka Lake
Closed event for Girl Scouts Only
Cost is $2/scout.
Advance registration is required.

Individuals or troops can sign up to work on a primitive camping skill towards completion of a badge.  Discover how to read time based on the position of the sun.  Make a sun dial to tell time outdoors at your home!  Cost is $2/scout.  Advance registration is required.  This program will take place outdoors and is open to the first 15 girls registered.  Call the Nature Center at (812)685-2447 to sign up or ask for more details. 
Patoka Lake
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Girl Scouts Love State Parks River Stomp, Tippecanoe River State Park
If Girl Scouts is the organization you are in come to Otter Bend and bring your family to do a river stomp and find out who else lives in the river besides the fish. Bring your River Shoes, sun screen, and bug spray as we wade into the shallows of the river to find the micro invertebrates that help us keep the river clean!
Tippecanoe River State Park
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Invasive Species Hike, Spring Mill State Park
Join naturalist, Payton, for a hike on Trail 5 to learn how to ID some invasive plant species and how we manage them. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center. 45 minute, moderate hike.
Spring Mill State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mounds Hike, Mounds State Park
Join a Mounds State Park naturalist for this hour long tour of our Mound complex. Learn how the mounds were made, more about the people that made them, and how we think they were used.  Hike meets on the Mounds State Park Nature Center's Front Porch.
Mounds State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Last Hellbender, Lincoln State Park
Join us at the Nature Center to learn about the last hellbender salamanders in Indiana and to make natural slime.
Lincoln State Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Visit with a Naturalist, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
Stop by the Camp Store to visit with one of our Interpretive Naturalists and find out what they have brought with them.
Brookville Lake
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arts in the Park: Dani Tippmann, Chain O'Lakes State Park
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Learn about native plants through taste, touch and traditional stories. Miami tribal member, Dani Tippmann, will talk about how Miami people used plants as food, medicine and technology, focusing on cattails.  In October have fun creating cordage with natural materials while you learn about Myaamia culture and our environment.  You can make a special piece of jewelry to take with you!

  • Cattail Duck Decoys- July 18, 2 pm Come learn with Miami Tribal member and Plant Tradition Bearer, Dani Tippmann, about Miami traditional plant usage. We will be focusing on cattails in the summer.  If the cattail cooperate you will be able to create duck decoys from cattail leaves. We'll also learn about the beautiful way cattails touch all of our lives. Meet outside the Stanley Schoolhouse for this unique program. (There will be materials for at least the first 20 participants to complete their own cattail leaf duck decoy to take home with them). (1 hour)
  • Plants through Time- July 23, 2 pm Join us outside the Nature Center to learn some secrets, passed down from generation to generation of Myaamia Native Americans from this area.  Talk with Dani Tippmann, Plant Tradition Bearer, about how plants were (and still are) used as food, medicine, and technology.  (1 hour)  
  • Beaver Roast & Cattail Mats- September 12, Noon & 3 pm
  • Noon. Cattail Mats & Beaver Roast. Participate in the Miami Native American cattail mat making process as we learn about Native plant usage while a beaver deliciously roasts throughout the day.  This program will be repeated again at 3 pm. (1 hour)
  • 3 pm. Cattail Mats & Beaver Roast. Participate in the Miami Native American cattail mat making process as we learn about Native plant usage while a beaver deliciously roasts throughout the day.  (1 hour)
  • Cordage- October 3, 2 pm Wild Cordage. Join Dani Tippmann, Miami Tribe member, as we learn about plants that were used by local Native Peoples to make rope, string, and thread or- cordage.  You are welcome to try making your own and take home a piece of cordage.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this family friendly event outside the historic Stanley Schoolhouse (1 hour)

Chain O' Lakes State Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arts in the Parks presents Music in Nature, Fort Harrison State Park
Classical Music Indy is back, providing another concert with an original piece composed by Hanna Benn. This socially-distanced event is fun for the whole family. Event is free but standard park fee applies. Meet at the Sycamore Shelter (across from the sledding hill) for this 1-hour performance.
Fort Harrison State Park
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Nature Is A Shoebox, Lieber SRA (Cagles Mill Lake)
Have you ever been wandering in the woods, looked down to see a track in the mud, and saw a footprint of an animal, but did not know what it was? Don't fret no more! Come join the naturalist outside the Nature Center to unearth the native creatures that could have left them behind.
Lieber State Recreation Area, Cagles Mill Lake
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Southshore Rail Rangers, Indiana Dunes State Park
The Midwest Rail Rangers present onboard interpretive programing along the South Shore Rail Line. Join Rail Ranger, Robert Neil, for this indoor presentation at the Nature Center. He will not only show what a rail ranger does, but also share the history of the South Shore and other railroad connections to our parks. Registration is required by calling the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390.
Indiana Dunes State Park
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Star Spotters, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Star Spotters from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Campground Playground


DROP by to decorate a simple "spotter" to help you center your vision on an object in nature – like stars in the night sky (or maybe a perched bird during the day!). *Please practice social distancing; stay back and wait your turn if the tables are full!
Monroe Lake
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Stream Safari, Clifty Falls State Park
Gather at the Pool to take a short easy hike down the trail to explore one of the many streams in our park. We’ll search for insects, salamanders and more! Be sure to wear your water shoes, and be prepared to get wet! 1 hour program.
Clifty Falls State Park
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Creatures of the Past, Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake)
What do you think the world looked like thousands of years ago? Fossils give us a window to the past and help us understand how much our landscape has changed. Meet at the Camp Store for a glimpse into a world long ago.
Brookville Lake
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hibernate, Migrate or Tough-it-out, Quakertown SRA (Brookville Lake)
Discover what winter is like for animals and find out how they use the fall season to get prepared for the cold temperatures ahead. Meet at the Campground Playground.
Brookville Lake
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Unnatural Trail, Whitewater Memorial State Park
How keen are your observation skills? Find out on this easy hike that will have you looking for what doesn't belong. We will discuss the importance of camouflage and learn about some animals that really know how to blend in. Meet at Poplar Grove Shelter.
Whitewater Memorial State Park
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
**Some Dates Cancelled** Summer Concert Series, Fort Harrison State Park
**We want our guests and staff have safe and memorable outdoor experiences at our park in light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.) This event is cancelled or the location is modified to comply with the guidance for gatherings provided by the Indiana State Department of Health or our local county health department. We regret that we must make this decision, but will err on the side of caution, given that we know the spread of this virus comes from close personal contact and it is critical to limit that spread. The park remains open for public use, and we invite you to come and take a hike, spend a night under the stars camping, or have a picnic lunch. Read more information about the response of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at stateparks.IN.gov/7881.htm.**

Join us for an evening of music performed by local musicians. Lay out a blanket or set up some camping chairs on the sledding hill (across from the Sycamore Shelter) and enjoy! Event is free but normal gate fees apply.

5/23/20 - Indy Symphonic Band (CANCELLED)
6/20/20 - GMH Jazz Orchestra
7/11/20 - GMH Jazz Orchestra (CANCELLED due to storms)
7/25/20 - TBD 
8/8/20 - GMH Jazz Orchestra (pop music set)
8/15/20 - GMH Jazz Orchestra (r&b music set)
9/12/20 - GMH Jazz Orchestra
9/19/20 - ENCORE CONCERT! GMH Jazz Orchestra (pop music set)
Fort Harrison State Park