State park patrons are encouraged to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Monday by signing up to volunteer at an Indiana State Park in 2015. Opportunities include maintaining trails, assistance with clerical work and helping out at nature centers. More information about volunteering can be found online at stateparks.IN.gov/2443.htm.
Applications can be downloaded and returned to the state park or lake where you would like to volunteer. They can also be emailed to DNR Division of State Parks Volunteer Coordinator Jody Heaston at jheaston@dnr.IN.gov if you don’t have a particular park in mind.
Monday is a state holiday, so property offices and most nature centers will be closed. Members of the public are still invited to visit state parks that day and perform self-directed service activities like walking trails and picking up litter. Photos of volunteer activities can be shared on Facebook at facebook.com/INdnrstateparksandreservoirs.