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State Fair Special at Fort Harrison

With the Indiana State Fair Getaway Package, July 31 - Aug. 16, at Fort Harrison State Park Inn, you save $20 off your night’s lodging, receive two State Fair admission tickets and a 20 percent discount coupon for Mother Nature's Mercantile. Make reservations (toll free) at 1-877-Lodges1 or visit Indianainns.com.


Get the Outdoor Indiana magazine deal at State Fair

Buy an Outdoor Indiana  subscription at the Mercantile in the Natural Resources Building and you’ll be handed the July-August issue free, while supplies last.


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Free women's archery event on Aug. 16 in Bloomington

Any woman interested in learning about archery in a relaxed and friendly environment is invited. Hands-on practice will involve popular archery games and fun competitions for small prizes. All equipment will be provided.

There will be two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Bloomington Field Office at 5596 E. State Road 46.


Nature Conservancy National Treasures Challenge

Visit one of nine natural areas in Indiana, take a photo and upload it to the Nature Conservancy website starting Aug. 1. You are then entered for a chance to win a car.

Below are the natural areas for Indiana's contest.
 
* Goose Pond (Greene County)
* Big Walnut (Putnam)
* Kankakee Sands (Newton)
* Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods (Brown)
* Rabbit Hash Glade (Harrison)
* Ivanhoe Dune and Swale (Lake)
* Saunders Woods (Gibson)
* Eagle Marsh Wetlands (Allen)
* Eagle Creek Park (Marion)

Here is a map of the locations. (Indiana is on page 2) 


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Visit DNR at the Indiana State Fair, Aug. 1-17

Check out large aquariums filled with Indiana fish, see a snake or two, and view live raptors at the amphitheater. Not only is the DNR building one of the few with air conditioning at the State Fair, it also houses the best information, animals and fun.

While you are cooling off inside the DNR building, pick up the latest recreation guide, fishing guide, hunting & trapping guide, boating guide, off-road vehicle guide,  State Fair schedule and much more.

DNR State Fair schedule.

Fishin' Pond

Stop by the Fishin' Pond (open daily). Children ages 5-17 have the opportunity to fish for free.

State Fair video

Check out this video on what you will see at the Indiana State Fair.


Be a part of the largest outdoor recreation event in Indiana

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is searching for volunteers. The 2014 event will take place at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, Sept. 20-21. This free, family-friendly event offers more than 50 different outdoor activities and runs from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day.

Volunteers will be assigned to help in five-hour shifts with one of the many on-site activities such as fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, archaeological dig and more. Sign up to volunteer today.

Contact volunteer coordinator, Cheryl Hampton at (317) 233-1002 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Visit us online at www.hoosieroutdoorexperience.IN.gov or facebook.com/hoosieroutdoorexperience.


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Find out how to be a candidate for Indiana Conservation Officer

Stay in touch by signing up and we will contact you when there is a Conservation Officer recruiting event in your area.

These events will educate you about the hiring process. You will learn the duties of an Indiana Conservation Officer and have your questions answered by an officer. These are voluntary events, but can improve your chances of being successful in what will be a competitive process.

Conservation Officer applicants no longer need 60 credit hours of college if they have served four years of continuous military service and have been honorably discharged.


DNR employees honored

It’s been an award-winning year for the DNR Division of Communications, including the recent announcement of four national honors from the Association for Conservation Information:

• Nick Werner, senior writer, first place Magazine General Interest feature for an Outdoor Indiana article on fire towers titled “The Old Guard.”

• Rebecca Mauser, first place for a brochure on water trails at Tippecanoe River State Park.

• Michael Carney, second place for a video titled “My Hero” that promotes the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund that supports hunter donations of venison to community food banks.

• And the 2013-14 Indiana Hunting/Trapping Guide received a third place in the Regulations Publication category.

In addition, staff photographer John Maxwell received seven awards from the Hoosier Outdoor Writers for photos and video, including two firsts, two seconds and three thirds.


Outdoor Fun at State Parks & Reservoirs 

See details for these events and more programs at www.interpretiveservices.IN.gov.
 
• First Saturday Hike with the Friends of Versailles State Park on Saturday, Aug. 2. Meet at Versailles’ Oak Grove Shelter at 9 a.m. Leashed dogs are welcome.
• 8th annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze and Snoring on the Sand on Saturday, Aug. 9. Indiana Dunes Main Beach Pavilion at 8:30 p.m.
• 17th annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Indiana Dunes State Park on Saturday, Aug. 23. (Rescheduled from July 12.) Meet at the main beach pavilion from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Children’s Outdoor Weekend at Spring Mill State Park on Aug. 23-24, featuring two days of games, crafts and fun. Meet a conservation officer, take a hike with a naturalist, go on a creek stomp and more.
• Enjoy Paddlers Weekend at Summit Lake State Park and have fun on the water on Aug. 23-24. With help from the Indiana Kayakers (IYAK), try out a kayak or canoe with basic instruction. There will also be kayak rides for kids, water games, crafts and a sunset paddle.
• Turkey Run Inn’s Cruise Inn Car Show features nearly 200 classic cars on Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
• Ice Cream Social and Fireworks at Lieber SRA on Saturday, Aug. 30. Ice cream fun starts at 2 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk on the beach.


Indiana Nature Preserves

                    Indiana Nature PreservesList by countyAdams County

Allen County

Bartholomew County

Brown County

 Clark County

Clinton County

Daviess County

DeKalb County

Delaware County

Elkhart County

Fayette County

Floyd County

Fountain County

Fulton County

Gibson County

Hamilton County

Harrison County

Hendricks County

Henry County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jay County

Jefferson County

Jennings County

Kosciusko County

LaGrange County

Lake County

LaPorte County

Lawrence County

Marion County

Martin County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Newton County

Noble County

Orange County

Owen County

Parke County

Porter County

Posey County

Pulaski County

Putnam County

Ripley County

St. Joseph County

Scott County

Spencer County

Starke County

Steuben County

Sullivan County

Tippecanoe County

Union County

Vanderburgh County

Vermillion County

Vigo County

Wabash County

Warren County

Washington County

Wells County

White County

Whitley County

 

 
 
 


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Bonus antlerless quotas reduced in 19 counties

Bonus antlerless county quotas have been set for the 2014 Indiana deer hunting season, with quotas being reduced in 19 counties and increased in four.

The quota assigned to a county represents the number of antlerless deer a hunter may take in that county above the basic bag limits. A license is needed for each deer taken.

Determining bonus antlerless quotas is based on a variety of factors - crop damage reports, deer-vehicle collisions, deer-vehicle collisions per billion miles driven, and landowner and hunter surveys that measure individual satisfaction level with deer numbers per county. Read more

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Come see us at State Fair Fishin’ Pond and DNR building, Aug. 1-17

Stop by the DNR building at the state fair, learn about animals, enjoy programs, meet our staff and cool off from the heat.

Check out the large aquariums filled with fish you'll find in Indiana waters, see a snake or two, and view live raptors at the amphitheater.

Interested in volunteering for the State Fair Fishin' Pond? You'll get a free fair ticket and T-shirt. See our schedule of events


HRI

HRI celebrating a successful year

The Healthy Rivers INitiative (HRI) just celebrated its 4th anniversary in it's quest to establish Indiana as a national leader in wetlands and wildlife protection. Learn more about the HRI accomplishments this year.


Reserved hunt applications start July 1

Applications for many reserved hunts start July 1, including, state park deer reduction hunts, military/refuge deer hunts, dove hunts and other gamebird or small game hunts on DNR properties.

To apply, an applicant must possess a valid hunting license for the species they intend to hunt. Not sure which license you need? Find out with the sport license finder


Banding

Bird banders in action last year

Fish & Wildlife staff banding mourning doves, ducks and Canada geese

In July, our wildlife staff will be banding doves, ducks and Canada geese. Biologists will determine the age and sex of each bird. A small metal band is affixed to the leg of the bird. These bands do not injure or impair the birds and will remain on for life. Hunters will occasionally harvest these banded birds and relay the information back to the bird banding lab through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Important data about migration patterns, longevity and population dispersal is determined by these band recoveries.


Shooting range events for families and veterans

Kingsbury FWA will offer several family fun nights at the shooting range in July. Each event will have different firearms that'll be featured. The event is free, but registration is required. More information.

J.E. Roush FWA will be hosting a veterans shooting sports day on the range on July 20, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More information.

Educators learn how to teach bowhunting to students
Join us at Pine Knob Park in Howe, IN for an explore bowhunting workshop. This workshop gives educators the tools to teach students how to interact with natural resources by developing basic skills used to bowhunt with a focus on getting close to animals. The program is designed to teach educators of students from 11-17 years of age. More information.

Progress on Crosley FWA shooting range
We’re making progress on the shooting range at Crosley FWA with help from Atterbury FWA and public access staff. We'll announce the opening in a future edition of Wild Bulletin.

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The guide is expected to be at DNR properties and retail outlets by Aug. 1.


Hunting seasons

Crow: July 1 – Aug. 15. No bag limit.

Green frog and bullfrog: June 15 – April 30, 2015. Daily bag limit of 25.

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NRC meets at Fort Harrison

The Natural Resources Commission will have its regular bi-monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on July 15 at the Garrison, Fort Harrison State Park. The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.


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Visit the Hoosier National Forest website for maps on these trails:

 

  • Birdseye Trail 11.8 miles
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness 36.3 total miles
  • German Ridge Trail 24.0 miles
  • Hickory Ridge Trail 46.7 miles
  • Mogan Ridge Trail 18.9 miles
  • Oriole Trail 16.0 miles
  • Shirley Creek Trail 19.5 miles
  • Two Lakes Loop Trail 15.7 miles
  • Youngs Creek Trail 10.5 miles

 

 

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  • Wabash Heritage Trail 10.0 miles

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Monroe Lake seeks entries for s’mores recipe competition
Start Date:  7/11/2014  
Monroe Lake is accepting entries for its annual s’mores recipe competition now through Aug. 3.

“S’mores can be much more than just the traditional combination of marshmallow, chocolate, and honey graham crackers,” Monroe Lake naturalist Jill Vance said.

Recipe submissions must meet two requirements. They must contain at least one item that is toasted over a campfire and be assembled “sandwich-style.” Savory as well as sweet entries are encouraged.

Entries are limited to one per person. Recipes must include a complete list of ingredients and all preparation and assembly instructions. Each entry must include the participant’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address (if applicable).

Participants can submit entries by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line of “S’mores Recipe,” or by mail to the Paynetown Activity Center, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Three recipes will be selected by Monroe Lake staff for the final round of competition, which will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, which coincides with the national S’mores Day. People’s choice voting will pick the winner.

By submitting a recipe, you grant full rights to Monroe Lake and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for use of that recipe as they deem fit, including, but not limited to, promotional items, publicity and publication.

Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2954.htm) is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401.
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Name: Jill Vance
Phone: (812) 837-9967
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Fish limits on Milan Pond will be relaxed
Anglers at Milan Pond in the town of Milan in Ripley County will be allowed to harvest as many fish as they want starting Friday, July 11.

A temporary rule change eliminating the bag and size limits for all fish at Milan Pond will continue through July 10, 2015.
The rule change is happening because of the anticipated lowering of this 18-acre body of water to repair the aging dam.
The dam is owned by CSX railroad and shipping company, and portions of the lake are adjacent to Hoosier Links Golf Course. The lake has public access at Darren Baker Memorial Park.
 
A timeline for when the lowering and repair work will begin is yet to be determined.
Contact Information:
Name: Ken Smith
Phone: (317) 232-4224
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Free beginner waterfowl hunting workshops in August, September


Start Date: 7/9/2014 

Event Description
Two free waterfowl hunting workshops for beginners will be offered in August and September by the Department of Natural Resources.

The focus of the workshops is on hunting Canada geese, although there also will be some information presented on duck hunting, according to DNR waterfowl biologist Adam Phelps.

“We have found that lots of participants are most interested in goose hunting,” Phelps said. “Canada geese are definitely the easiest place to start hunting waterfowl, because they are abundant, they frequently use private land, and they are easy to identify.”

The workshops are:

— Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area, 8310 E. County Road 300 N., Mongo.
— Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the DNR Fish & Wildlife Field Office, 5596 E. State Road 46, Bloomington.

Similar material will be covered at each workshop, so there is no need to attend both. All ages are welcome.

Topics will include waterfowl hunting regulations, waterfowl identification, equipment and techniques, including a show-and-tell segment, and how to dress a harvested goose. Instructors also will focus on how to pursue geese and ducks with a minimum investment in gear.

Shotgun instruction and a clay shoot will be available at the Mongo event.

“We are happy to be able to offer shotgun instruction at the Pigeon River event for the first time at one of our waterfowl workshops,” Phelps said. “Instruction in shotgunning can reduce frustration for beginning bird hunters.”

Parents who already hunt waterfowl are welcome to bring children, but the material is tailored for beginners. Experienced waterfowl hunters are unlikely to learn much from the workshops.

DNR Law Enforcement and DNR Fish & Wildlife personnel will be in attendance to answer questions.
Lunch will be provided.

Workshops will occur at least partially outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Participants should bring a lawn chair and weather-appropriate clothing (a jacket or raincoat).

The workshops are free, but registration is required.

To register for the Mongo workshop, call (260) 367-2164.

To register for the Bloomington workshop, call (812) 334-1137 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on either workshop, call Phelps at (812) 334-1137.
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Name: Adam Phelps
Phone: (812) 334-1137
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DNR's Lake Michigan Coastal Program

 accepting grant pre-proposals

 

Start Date:  7/9/2014
Description
The DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program is accepting pre-proposals for the 2015 Coastal Grants Program funding cycle until Sept. 12.

Pre-proposals that receive favorable recommendation from the Coastal Advisory Board will be eligible for full application submission. Funding will be available in July 2015.

To celebrate 200 years of Indiana statehood in 2016, bonus points will be given to grant applications for land acquisition projects that also intend to take advantage of the DNR’s Bicentennial Nature Trust grant program. These two grant programs are eligible to match each other’s funding. More information about the Bicentennial Nature Trust is at dnr.IN.gov/heritage/7309.htm.

Grant workshops will be held:

— Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m., at Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, Chesterton. This workshop will be a joint Lake Michigan Coastal Program Grants and Bicentennial Nature Trust Grants workshop. It also will be available that day for viewing via webinar webinar.IN.gov/dnrdunesnc.

— Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at Michigan City City Hall, Emergency Operations Center, 100 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City.

— Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at the Merrillville Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave., Merrillville.

The Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program is an annual competitive grants program that awards up to $600,000 to units of local government, regional and state agencies, colleges and universities, as well as non-profit organizations. The Program funds may be expended on low-cost construction, land acquisition, planning and coordination, education and outreach, and applied research projects. Projects must be located entirely within the Lake Michigan Coastal area, the northern portions of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.

The DNR’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program was created to coordinate efforts between local, state, and federal governments and local organizations, and to support projects that protect and restore natural, cultural and historical resources in Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal region.

The LMCP is funded through the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Resource Management.

For more information, visit dnr.IN.gov/lakemich.
 
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Name: Maggie Byrne
Phone: (219) 983-9912
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NRC to meet July 15 at Fort Harrison State Park
Start Date:  7/9/2014  
Description
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at Fort Harrison State Park.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at The Garrison, 6002 N. Post Road, Indianapolis.

An agenda and downloadable related materials will be posted at IN.gov/nrc/2354.htm when available.

The NRC is an autonomous board that addresses issues pertaining to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The commission includes the DNR director, heads of three other state agencies (Environmental Management, Tourism, and Transportation), six citizens appointed by the governor on a bipartisan basis, the chair of the NRC’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 designees to serve the commission in their absences.
 
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Open House, Greene-Sullivan State Forest
Start Date:  7/12/2014 Start Time:  10:00 AM
End Date:  7/12/2014 End Time:  2:00 PM
Event Description
The open house at Greene-Sullivan will be at the office, which is located on State Road 159 approximately 1.5 miles south of Dugger.

The DNR Division of Forestry will provide information about recreational activities, budget, staffing, major projects, its strategic plan, invasive species, and forest resource management. Attendees can talk directly with DNR personnel or submit written comments. Some open houses include a tour of facilities or a woods walk.

Those who cannot attend an open house can review and comment online. All tract management guides are posted athttp://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/3635.htm
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2551 S. SR 159 
Dugger, IN 47848
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Phone: (812) 648-2810
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Fish restocking successful at Kunkel Lake
Start Date:  7/1/2014  All Day

 

 DNR officials are happy with the outcome of a project to improve fishing at Kunkel Lake in Ouabache State Park in Wells County. 

Although fish in the 25-acre lake are now small, biologists expect ample numbers of harvestable-size bluegills to be available next year. 

Kunkel Lake was drained and treated with rotenone last fall to eradicate undesirable fish. Common carp and small crappies had overrun the fish community. Few quality-size sport fish existed. As a result, few anglers fished the lake. 

Kunkel Lake refilled over the winter. The DNR restocked the lake with about 19,000 bluegills and 5,250 largemouth bass in late March. DNR fisheries biologist Jed Pearson surveyed the lake’s fish in mid-June. 

“Survival of the stocked fish has been great and they are growing fast,” Pearson said. 

According to Pearson, the bluegills were 1.5 inches long when they were released and now average 3 to 4 inches. The bass measured 4 to 5 inches when stocked and now are up to 6 inches long. 

Equally important was the fact that no other fish species were detected during the survey. 

“Apparently we got rid of the fish we were after,” Pearson said. 

Although water clarity remains somewhat murky, a few aquatic plants are returning and will provide fish habitat. A plant survey is scheduled for later this summer. 

While anglers can expect to begin catching bluegills next summer, bass won’t be available for harvest for several years. 

DNR biologists are proposing an 18-inch minimum size limit and daily bag limit of two bass at Kunkel Lake. Largemouth bass are important predator fish that help prevent other species from over-populating a lake.

 “It’s important to have plenty of big bass in the lake to keep bluegill numbers in check and prevent any resurgence of other species,” Pearson said. 

For the bass rule to change, a series of administrative steps are required, including a public hearing. The current minimum size limit is 14 inches, and the bag limit is five. 

Money to renovate and restock Kunkel Lake came from Indiana fishing license sales and the federal Sport Fish Restoration Fund.

 
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HRI project continues piling up the numbers
Start Date:  7/1/2014  All Day
 

Four years after it began, Indiana’s Healthy Rivers INitiative is a story of numbers. 

More than 31,000 acres along three state waterways are now under permanent conservation protection. That includes 1,563 acres purchased in the past year in the three HRI Conservation Areas — Sugar Creek (1,221 acres), Austin Bottoms (302 acres) and Wabash River (40 acres). 

Other notable HRI numbers include:

 

-          8,242 acres open to public recreation.

-          57 miles of river frontage now under protection.

-          11 parking lots that provide public access.

-          1,000 tons of stone used to construct parking lots at access sites.

-          5,420 boundary markers posted at HRI sites.

 

“HRI is a true conservation success story right here in Indiana that shows the power of partnerships,” DNR director Cameron Clark said. “Accomplishing something of this magnitude requires leveraging our conservation dollars and resources across numerous natural resource agencies and organizations. We are thrilled with what this partnership has accomplished in just four years.” 

HRI was launched in 2010 to secure permanent conservation protection of nearly 70,000 acres along Sugar Creek, the Wabash River and the Muscatatuck River. 

The project partners work with landowners to provide a model that balances forest, farmland and natural resources conservation; connects separated parcels of public land to benefit wildlife; protects wildlife habitat and rest areas for migratory birds; opens lands to public recreational activities; establishes areas for nature tourism; and provides clean water and protection from flooding to downstream landowners. 

The DNR’s project partners in HRI are the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy of Indiana, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. 

For more information, see healthyrivers.IN.gov.

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July Programs at Monroe Lake‏

 

• July Program Schedule
• The Fairie 

Gathering, June 21
• 4th of July Weekend, July 3-6
• Fourwinds’ Fireworks Show, July 5 at Dusk
• Heritage Days, July 11-13
• The Life of a Tree, July 17 at 10am
• Lunch with Nature Series: Life Under at Log, July 28 at 11am
• Hiking Stick Workshop, July 31 at 10am


July Program Schedule

Lots of stuff to do during the month of July! We’re offering programs and activities almost every single day, so view the full schedule and plan your next visit…

July Program Schedule

The Fairie Gathering, June 21 
Don’t forget about The Fairie Gathering this Saturday, June 21. We’re excited to debut this new special event, and we hope you enjoy it. 

Details on the JUNE Program Schedule

4th of July Weekend, July 3-6
We’re offering 16 fun programs, crafts, and other activities to complement your vacation at Monroe Lake. From patriotic crafts, to bird bingo, to solar cooking – there’s something for everyone!

Details on the July Program Schedule


Fourwinds’ Fireworks Show, July 5 at Dusk
The Fourwinds Resort and Marina at Fairfax SRA presents their annual fireworks display. With clear skies, fireworks should be visible from multiple locations around the lake. Please be aware that parking at Fairfax SRA itself will be scarce during the hours leading up to the fireworks; once parking fills, additional vehicles will be turned away.

Heritage Days, July 11-13
Visit the Heritage Village and see history brought alive… you might watch a craftsman twisting a rope, try your hand at throwing a tomahawk, or step inside a trader’s tent. Participate in traditional craft programs… a straw ornament, painted glass jar, yarn doll, leather tooling, mini bow and arrows craft, herbal sachet, and a punched “tin” craft. You can even enjoy a pioneer cooking demo!

Details on the July Program Schedule

The Life of a Tree, July 17 at 10am
Bring your young child (recommended for ages 4 to 8) over to Paynetown SRA for a special hike, story, and craft designed just for them!

Details on the July Program Schedule


Lunch with Nature Series: Life Under at Log, July 28 at 11am
Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature Series! We still have two spots open for the July program, but you must register by July 25. Recommended for ages 16+.

Details on the Lunch with Nature: Summer Series flyer

Hiking Stick Workshop, July 31 at 10am
Cost is $10 per person; limited to 10 participants. Registration required by July 29 to the Paynetown Activity Center at (812) 837-9967; payment required at registration. Recommended for ages 12+.

Details on the July Program Schedule

  

 
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June 16, 2014

 
 
 

 

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