Celebrate National Volunteer Week at Ouabache
Indiana Ag Connection - 04/19/2017
Help Ouabache State Park rid non-native plants from the property by participating in the Invasive Plant Workshop on April 29 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Guest speaker for event will be State Parks Chief of Natural Resources, Anthony Sipes.
Plant workshop coincides with National Volunteer Week, April 23-29.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Learn about invasive plants/practice field ID
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Free light lunch
12:30-3:30 p.m. - Mark invasive plants in park and spread native plant seed.
Volunteers will learn proper identification skills and ways to rid invasive species. The knowledge can be taken home and used on one's property. Volunteers can come for part or entire day.
Participates will meet at Trails End Shelter. Volunteers should sign-in at the main gate. For more information, call (260) 824-0926 or email jheaston@dnr.IN.gov.
From maintaining trails to entering computer data, people can donate their time and talents to Ouabache any time of year.
"It's amazing what one person's donated time can accomplish," said Alec Snelson, the park's assistant property manager.
Information about volunteer events and opportunities throughout the state is available at stateparks.IN.gov/2443.htm .
Ouabache State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2975.htm) is at 4930 E. St. Road 201, Bluffton.