Starke County Park Board to Discuss Grant Opportunities, Bass Lake Beach and Campground

The Starke County Park Board will discuss some potential sources of grant funding during tonight’s meeting.

The county recently became eligible to apply for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. But the park board didn’t have a plan for any individual projects ready by the June 1 application deadline. Tonight, board members will hear about some other grant options from Edwin Buswell with the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission and Sarah Origer with the Starke County Community Foundation.

The Starke County Park Board will also continue its discussion of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground. The park board’s been urging the facility’s operators to make some updates, after several repairs were suggested during a recent inspection.

The Starke County Forest will also be discussed tonight. Forester Bruce Wakeland told the park board last month he wanted to make improvements to the forest’s access lane.

Tonight’s Starke County Park Board meeting starts at 6:00 in the Annex Building meeting room.