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Hello, friends! What are some of your favorite outdoor activities during winter? Hiking, ice fishing, skiing, sledding.....
01/06/2021

Hello, friends! What are some of your favorite outdoor activities during winter? Hiking, ice fishing, skiing, sledding...there are so many possibilities. Let us know your favorites in the comments! ❄️

Did you know that in the last 30 years we have:🦅 Supported more than $10 million in conservation efforts🌳 Helped acquire...
12/18/2020

Did you know that in the last 30 years we have:
🦅 Supported more than $10 million in conservation efforts
🌳 Helped acquire more than 10,000 acres of new public lands
🌰 Provided outdoor education opportunities to more than 300,000 Hoosiers
🚣 Introduced more than 100,000 Hoosiers to new outdoor recreation opportunities

We have accomplished these things thanks to generous donors that care about conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Please consider making a donation to our year-end fund, and show that you want to see projects like these continue to make a difference in Indiana. Donate: https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

We’re proud to support projects that make a difference in Indiana communities, like this award-winning endeavor from Ind...
12/15/2020
DNR Fish & Wildlife receives Excellence in Conservation award

We’re proud to support projects that make a difference in Indiana communities, like this award-winning endeavor from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife was given this year’s Excellence in Conservation award from the Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies for installing native plant habitat at an Indianapolis school. The annual award recognizes the agency that has shown excellence in conservatio...

You can make a difference in Indiana today with a donation to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. Your support hel...
12/11/2020

You can make a difference in Indiana today with a donation to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. Your support helps inspire the next generation of conservation leaders, restore and create critical habitats encouraging healthy wildlife, and preserve and protect Indiana's remaining wild areas in perpetuity. Make a donation today: https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

Photo by Frank Oliver, DNR
Donations are tax deductible.

12/07/2020

Calling all beer enthusiasts! Moontown Brewing Company created the first of a series of brews inspired by Indiana’s State Parks. A portion of sales from these Pints for Parks brews are generously donated to Indiana State Parks. The first brew is titled McCormick’s Creek in honor of the state’s first official State Park.

Supply is limited, and cans can be ordered in 4-packs which makes a nice Christmas gift, so get yours soon!🎄🍻💚

This McCormick’s Creek beer is described by the brewers as a hazy, juicy IPA built on their staple local Indiana Sugar Creek malt, boasted with oats, and loaded with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Creamy fruits greet the nose, along with flavors of resinous pine mixed with citrus and berries, and finished with a smooth bitterness. It’s an adventure in the park for sure!

Looking for a Christmas gift with meaning? When you make a contribution to the INRF in honor or in memory of someone, yo...
12/03/2020

Looking for a Christmas gift with meaning? When you make a contribution to the INRF in honor or in memory of someone, you are gifting a legacy. Donations help fund wonderful projects, such as the Indiana Tree Project, Give Adventure Grant, or the Discover the Outdoors field trip grant. When making your donation, be sure to fill in the box titled “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of.” The name of your loved one will be recognized on our website. Make a donation: https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

On this #GivingTuesday, show that you care by making a donation toward the INRF. Each donation makes a difference. Your ...
12/01/2020

On this #GivingTuesday, show that you care by making a donation toward the INRF. Each donation makes a difference. Your contribution supports conservation, nature education and provides outdoor adventures to Hoosiers! Together, we can make a difference in Indiana that will impact generations for years to come. https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the INRF! Thank you to all of you who have supported conservation, education a...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the INRF! Thank you to all of you who have supported conservation, education and outdoor recreation opportunities in Indiana. We are grateful. 🍁💛🦃

Tree Shirts are back! When you purchase one of these limited edition shirts for only $15, you help to reforest Indiana. ...
11/24/2020

Tree Shirts are back! When you purchase one of these limited edition shirts for only $15, you help to reforest Indiana. For each shirt sold, the INRF partners with the Division of Forestry to plant a tree in an Indiana State Forest as part of the Indiana Tree Project. https://buff.ly/39cMCno

Along with each shirt, you will receive an official tree certificate with a unique tree ID and the coordinates for the acre where the tree will be planted.

These soft tees make excellent Christmas gifts! Order by December 6th to ensure your shirt will arrive in time for the holiday.

Today is the big day! Ethan Foster has been running/hiking without stopping since before dawn this morning. He will hike...
11/21/2020
Ethan's 24 Hour Challenge, organized by Ethan Foster

Today is the big day! Ethan Foster has been running/hiking without stopping since before dawn this morning. He will hike for 24 hours straight, all in an effort to raise money for the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. If you are able, consider donating to Ethan’s campaign and help support conservation, education and outdoor recreational opportunities in Indiana. 🏃🏃🏃

Beginning on November 21, for 24 consecutive hours I will run and hike my way through Whitewate… Ethan Foster needs your support for Ethan's 24 Hour Challenge

In two weeks, Ethan Foster will hit the trails at Whitewater Memorial State Park for the hardest thing he’s ever done. F...
11/10/2020
Ethan's 24 Hour Challenge, organized by Ethan Foster

In two weeks, Ethan Foster will hit the trails at Whitewater Memorial State Park for the hardest thing he’s ever done. For 24 hours, he will run/hike his way around the park with the goal of completing as many miles as possible. AND along the way he will raise funds for the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation! 🏃

Ethan is pledging $2 for every mile he runs in 24 hours, and he is also taking donations from those that wish to contribute to his efforts. If you are unable to give monetarily, consider sharing this post and spread the word about this young man’s awesome goal!

#trailrunning #indiananrf #hiking #indiana #stateparks #conservation #outdoorrecreation #whitewatermemorialstatepark

Beginning on November 21, for 24 consecutive hours I will run and hike my way through Whitewate… Ethan Foster needs your support for Ethan's 24 Hour Challenge

Participate in our #GiveAdventureChallenge photo challenge, and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a family fun Holiday...
11/09/2020

Participate in our #GiveAdventureChallenge photo challenge, and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a family fun Holiday Gift Pack from DNR!!! We’re giving away one $130 gift pack to promote our Give Adventure Grant program. 🎁🏕️💚

The Holiday Gift Pack includes:
2021 State Park Entrance Permit
$65 Indiana State Park Camping Gift Card
One Year Subscription to Outdoor Indiana magazine

To participate:
1. Follow our page 👍
2. Post a photo of yourself or loved ones in the outdoors. Post the photo on your own Facebook profile and tag Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. This is not a photo contest - everyone has a chance to win!
3. Use #GiveAdventureChallenge with your post 💚

That’s it! Easy as one, two three!

We extended the challenge by a few days since more people want to participate! Post your photos by 11:59pm on Nov. 17th. One winner will be drawn on Nov. 18th and announced on our page.

The purpose of the #GiveAdventureChallenge is to raise awareness for our Give Adventure grant program. https://buff.ly/367TsY7

If you would like to give the gift of outdoor recreational opportunities to Hoosier kids, or contribute to one of the other conservation programs we support, please consider making a donation. https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

To purchase a DNR Holiday Gift Pack, visit Mother Nature’s Mercantile. https://buff.ly/366dYZb

*Winner cannot exchange prize for a different holiday gift pack.
**The camping gift card can be used toward the rental of cabins (excluding inns-operated cabins), campsites, cottages, group camps, recreation buildings, rent-a-camp cabins, shelters, youth and rally camps at all state park and reservoir properties. It can also be used at a handful of DNR Division of Forestry properties, including Deam Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), Greene-Sullivan State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
The camping gift card may also be used to purchase daily entrance, lake permits, horse tags, and any other items sold by park-operated gates, stores and gift shops. The camping gift card cannot be used at any privately operated concessions, camp stores, marinas or saddle barns.

Want to win a DNR Holiday Gift Pack? We’re giving one away as part of our Give Adventure Challenge! 🎁🏕️💚 The Holiday Gif...
11/06/2020

Want to win a DNR Holiday Gift Pack? We’re giving one away as part of our Give Adventure Challenge! 🎁🏕️💚 The Holiday Gift Pack is valued at $130 and includes:

2021 State Park Entrance Permit
$65 Indiana State Park Camping Gift Card
One Year Subscription to Outdoor Indiana magazine

To participate:
1. Follow our page 👍
2. Post a photo of yourself or loved ones in the outdoors with a description – the who, what, when and where 📸
3. Use #GiveAdventureChallenge and tag a friend 💚

That’s it! Easy as one, two three! Post your photos by midnight on Nov. 11th. One winner will be chosen on Nov. 12th.

The purpose of the #GiveAdventureChallenge is to raise awareness for our Give Adventure grant program. https://buff.ly/367TsY7
If you would like to give the gift of outdoor recreational opportunities to Hoosier kids, or contribute to one of the other conservation programs we support, please consider making a donation. https://buff.ly/38Qs9lR

To purchase a DNR Holiday Gift Pack, visit Mother Nature’s Mercantile. https://buff.ly/366dYZb

*Winner cannot exchange prize for a different holiday gift pack.

**The camping gift card can be used toward the rental of cabins (excluding inns-operated cabins), campsites, cottages, group camps, recreation buildings, rent-a-camp cabins, shelters, youth and rally camps at all state park and reservoir properties. It can also be used at a handful of DNR Division of Forestry properties, including Deam Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), Greene-Sullivan State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.

The camping gift card may also be used to purchase daily entrance, lake permits, horse tags, and any other items sold by park-operated gates, stores and gift shops. The camping gift card cannot be used at any privately operated concessions, camp stores, marinas or saddle barns.

The INRF is featured in the latest issue of Outdoor Indiana. The Nov/Dec issue also includes a 2021 calendar with stunni...
10/29/2020

The INRF is featured in the latest issue of Outdoor Indiana. The Nov/Dec issue also includes a 2021 calendar with stunning photos of Indiana’s natural beauty. Subscriptions are just $15 annually and make wonderful Christmas or birthday gifts. Get your copies while you can! 🎃🍁 https://www.in.gov/dnr/10468.htm

Approximately 5,000 native trees will be planted in Indiana state forests, thanks to a $25,000 “Powerful Communities” gr...
10/23/2020

Approximately 5,000 native trees will be planted in Indiana state forests, thanks to a $25,000 “Powerful Communities” grant presented by the Duke Energy Foundation to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and its Indiana Tree Project initiative.

The Indiana Tree Project is a joint effort between the INRF and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, as well as citizens and businesses throughout the state, to plant new trees and promote healthy forests. A tree planting day will be scheduled in the spring. Volunteers from Duke Energy and DNR will participate in the planting.

Find out more about the Indiana Tree Project https://buff.ly/2SisF4J

Pictured (left to right): Marvin Blade (vp community relations, Duke Energy), Jody Kress (executive director, INRF), Jack Seifert (director, DNR Division of Forestry), Darren Bridges (state fire coordinator, DNR Division of Forestry), Bruce Calloway (government and community relations manager, Duke Energy)

Want your fall nature photo to be featured in our e-newsletter? To participate:1) Sign up for the INRF monthly newslette...
10/16/2020

Want your fall nature photo to be featured in our e-newsletter? To participate:
1) Sign up for the INRF monthly newsletter. Scroll to the bottom of our website and click Subscribe. https://buff.ly/3nZcg3W
2) Submit one fall nature photo by posting it to your own page and tagging us. You may also email your photo to [email protected] if you have trouble tagging us.

Several photos will be selected and featured in our e-newsletter! We encourage all ages to participate. This is not a photo contest. 🍁🍂🌰

Please submit your photo no later than October 20th.

10/13/2020
Brown County State Park

Enjoy this beautiful October day. 🌄🌞🍁

A beautiful sunrise this morning here at Brown County State Park. It always special to catch a sunrise over the hills of Brown County! For those who couldn’t make it, enjoy!

Smokey wants everyone to know it's Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of O...
10/09/2020

Smokey wants everyone to know it's Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th. Here is a friendly reminder to be aware of weather conditions and possible risks when building a campfire outdoors. Remember - only you can prevent forest fires!

Today is National Flower Day! Flowers play an important role in pollination, and pollinator gardens are a great way to e...
10/07/2020

Today is National Flower Day! Flowers play an important role in pollination, and pollinator gardens are a great way to enjoy beautiful blooms while also helping in the conservation of nature. Learn more about what the INRF does to promote conservation and how you can help. https://buff.ly/3baO3RU

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, and during that weekend Hoosiers can celebrate by supporting their ...
09/25/2020

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, and during that weekend Hoosiers can celebrate by supporting their favorite DNR property by doing volunteer work or simply visiting.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. On Sunday, Sept. 27, Indiana State Parks, Indiana State Forests, and State Recreation Areas will offer free admission where entrance fees are normally charged.

The entire weekend serves as a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation, and making memories with families and friends. Check with your local state park for volunteer opportunities this weekend. Consider making a donation toward the support and acquisition of public lands as well. https://www.indiananrf.org/one-time-gift-form/

Keep your eye out for this on the road, folks! Exciting to see the trailer is ready for the GoBikeIN beginner mountain b...
09/23/2020

Keep your eye out for this on the road, folks! Exciting to see the trailer is ready for the GoBikeIN beginner mountain bike workshops at Brown County State Park. Visit indiananrf.org to learn more about the mountain bike workshops and the Give Adventure grant.

We're curious... What are some of your favorite outdoor activities in the fall? Cooler temps mean comfortable hikes, bon...
09/15/2020

We're curious... What are some of your favorite outdoor activities in the fall? Cooler temps mean comfortable hikes, bonfires, relaxing canoe rides, and so many other options. Share what you're looking forward to in the comments. 🍁

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." ~ Vincent Van Gogh
09/02/2020

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

WE'RE HIRING! The INRF is searching for a Development Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wish...
08/26/2020
Now Hiring

WE'RE HIRING! The INRF is searching for a Development Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wishes to make a difference for conservation, education and recreation in the state of Indiana. Visit our website for the full job description and application details.

We're growing our staff! You can be a part of Indiana's natural legacy and make a difference in conservation.

Year of the Outdoors Shows Growing Need for Public Outdoor Spaces
08/25/2020
Year of the Outdoors Shows Growing Need for Public Outdoor Spaces

Year of the Outdoors Shows Growing Need for Public Outdoor Spaces

Did you know that only 4% of Indiana’s land is public and accessible to anyone who wishes to spend time outdoors? With 96% of Indiana’s land being private, little space is left for protected wildlife and areas where people can recreate. One of the INRF’s main priorities is to increase the publ...

WE'RE HIRING! The INRF is searching for a Development Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wish...
08/19/2020

WE'RE HIRING! The INRF is searching for a Development Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wishes to make a difference for conservation, education and recreation in the state of Indiana. Visit our website for the full job description and application details. https://buff.ly/34b04FL

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 🌻 G...
08/12/2020

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 🌻

Go outdoors and enjoy these summer days!

Honor a loved one by giving them the gift of a legacy. When you make a contribution to the INRF in honor or in memory of...
08/04/2020

Honor a loved one by giving them the gift of a legacy. When you make a contribution to the INRF in honor or in memory of someone, you are gifting a legacy. Donations help fund wonderful projects, such as the Indiana Tree Project, Give Adventure Grant, or the Discover the Outdoors field trip grant. Find out more: https://buff.ly/2Pb43tq

Clean water is more than a privilege. Read about this important water study in northeast Indiana we are very proud to su...
07/29/2020
Wawasee Inlet Nutrient Study: Diligent Work for Better Water - INRF

Clean water is more than a privilege. Read about this important water study in northeast Indiana we are very proud to support. 💧 💙

Clean water is more than a privilege, says Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Senior Research Scientist for Ecosystems Connections Institute, Professor Emeritus […]

"The wilderness rescued me. I have been shaped by my experiences in the great outdoors. Feeling comfortable in the wild ...
07/23/2020

"The wilderness rescued me. I have been shaped by my experiences in the great outdoors. Feeling comfortable in the wild gave me the confidence to be who I am, not who others want me to be." ~ Ben Fogle

In two days, we celebrate Independence Day in the USA. It's a time when many people venture outdoors to celebrate. Here'...
07/02/2020

In two days, we celebrate Independence Day in the USA. It's a time when many people venture outdoors to celebrate. Here's a friendly reminder to be respectful of the nature and wildlife that call these lands home, too. Clean up trash and debris from picnics and fireworks, and keep your pets inside in case the booming fireworks scare them. Have a happy 4th of July!

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So these fish were caught from the Ohio River in nets, then transported to a small pond for the public to pretty much fish in a barrel and say they caught a big fish. Thousands of pounds every week die from Starvation Stress an Juicing and must be restocked to maintain the pond to keep the players happy. Juicing is the method of pouring copper sulfate in the lake to burn the gills of a inactive dieing fish to trigger a feeding frenzy for one more catch out of these dieing creatures Are we missing something? How is this taking place in our modern times? Isnt Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife also Indiana DNR sworn to up hold justice protect and conserve our natural resources. Why is this continuing our children and grandchildren will not see trophy catfish if this doesnt stop. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1475631995851166&id=174550349292677
Do you know that there are Eagles around White River and S. Pleasant Run Pkwy. Have see them several times flying and in a tree at Concord Cemetary. Have also seen deer near S. Meridian and S. Pleasant Run Pkwy.