INDIANA (WLFI) - Hoosiers can lend support to their local state park or reservoir by joining its "Friends" group.
Friends groups support Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties by helping with events, working on trails, raising funds for projects and helping fund the purchase of equipment and supplies.
"It is wonderful to see these groups grow throughout our DNR properties," DNR State Parks & Reservoirs Volunteer Coordinator Jody Heaston said. "When the individuals in the group put their passions for the outdoors together it equals amazing results for the visitors' enjoyment of that property."
You can find links to each state park and reservoir Friends group here.
If you're interested in helping start a Friends group for a state park or reservoir property, contact the property office.
Starting a Friends group requires a core group of people who can work hard, serve as the initial officers, coordinate articles of incorporation, establish non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and publicize and support the group's organization for the first few years.
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