In order to jumpstart or enhance urban forest management in communities of every size across the state, the DNR Community and Urban Forestry (CUF) program offers annual matching grants.Continue reading
Anyone interested in applying for funds in the second round of the Next Level Trails grant program is encouraged to attend one of the application workshops being held during the month of August.Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking outdoorsy types who enjoy working with others to serve as campground hosts at state parks, forests and recreation properties in 2019.Continue reading
An adaptive water ski clinic is set for this weekend at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver.
According to Starke County Surveyor Bill Crase, four breached levees in the Starke County and La Porte County areas have recently been fixed, while work on one site is being postponed due to the current levels of the Kankakee River.
Surveyor Crase explained that while working on the final section of a levee, workers realized that the river wasn’t dropping. He said if they sealed it up, the pressure would have caused the water to burst out elsewhere so they weren’t able to fix it just yet. While they have slowed the breach down a bit, Crase said crews continue to monitor the spot and are waiting for the river to drop before patching it up any further. Continue reading
Several community members, as well as a few city officials, sat in during Monday night’s public hearing for the Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan.
Architect Mike Reese with the Troyer Group explained that a draft master plan was written up with suggestions from the initial public hearing, the stakeholder meetings, the community survey and recommendations from the DNR. Continue reading
On Sunday morning, members of the Knox Center Township Fire Department joined forces with the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department as well as DNR Conservation Officers to rescue an elderly individual from his home as floodwaters encroached.
Indiana DNR Law representatives from district 10 report that firefighters deployed a boat to rescue the resident and Conservation Officers deployed another boat as a secondary rescue vessel. Continue reading
Back in June, the Winamac Park Board submitted an application for $200,000 in match money from the DNR’s federal Land and Waterways Conservation Fund grant. During their meeting last night, the board discussed exploring other funding options for the community pool project because the LWCF grant was not received. Continue reading
A Valparaiso man has been arrested after allegedly impersonating a police officer at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area in LaPorte County. Austin Shultz, 20, was arrested Thursday by Indiana Conservation Officers.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a complaint of a possible police impersonator at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area in LaPorte County. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is joining an effort to raise awareness of water safety in advance of National Safe Boating Week. The agency is supporting tomorrow’s “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day.” It’s hosted by the National Safe Boating Council to raise awareness of different types of life jackets. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has increased the daily lake trout limit from two to three fish per day in Lake Michigan. Continue reading
Funding for the proposed new restroom and concession stand on the east side of Wythogan Park cleared a big hurdle during Tuesday’s Knox City Council meeting. Continue reading
Starke County residents have one more day to weigh in on their vision for the county’s park and recreation facilities.
The Mishawaka-based Troyer group has been hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County. As part of that process, they’re trying to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas.
Specifically they are looking at Bass Lake Beach and Campground, Koontz Lake, the Starke County Forest and the trail system as assets to the county. Continue reading
The consulting firm hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County wants input from as many local residents as possible. The Mishawaka-based Troyer Group has come up with a survey to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas. Continue reading
The consulting firm that’s working with the Starke County Park Board to develop a five-year master plan for parks and recreation is confident they can meet next month’s deadline to complete a draft document. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board wants input from the public on a five-year parks and recreation plan. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board hopes to have a five-year plan in place by mid-January. President Roger Chaffins told the county commissioners Monday they’ve enlisted the Troyer Group from Mishawaka to help with the process. Continue reading