Admission to Indiana's state park properties and state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged will be free on Sept. 30 in recognition of National Public Lands Day.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
Volunteer opportunities at Indiana State Park properties on Sept. 30 include trail work at Raccoon State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park and Brookville Lake, invasive plant removals at Brown County, Spring Mill and Ouabache state parks, and river cleanups at O'Bannon Woods and Tippecanoe River state parks. Many other properties will offer similar volunteer opportunities.
But National Public Lands Day isn't all work and no play. The day is a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation and making memories with families and friends. Properties will offer hikes, pioneer activities, crafts and live bird shows, too.
For complete list of programs, visit calendar.dnr.IN.gov
and look on Sept. 30.
For more information on National Public Lands Day, visit PublicLandsDay.org.
To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov
Media contact: Jody Heaston, volunteer coordinator, DNR Division of State Parks, (260) 824-0926, jheaston@dnr.IN.gov