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There will be a Fall Creek and Delaware Lake clean up on June 1st, 2013 9am - 3pm meet at the Sycamore shelter house. Depending upon the number of volunteers there will be a limited number of canoes and kayaks taking on Fall Creek and others will launch into Daleware Lake cleaning up the shore line of trash and fishing line. I realize that there is a Southwestway trail building kickoff planned the same day but it you are interested in working with the Friends of Fort Harrison State Park and other volunteers come join us. The park would like for your to sign up on to register. There will be lunch provided. If you bring your own canoe or kayak please bring the Personal Flotation Device (PFD) they are required. Fort Harrison management will make any rain event calls. That evening the Indianapolis Symphonic Band will be playing at the base of the sledding hill at 7:30pm. Bring a picnic and your favorite drink!  ;D

Events / 2nd Annual Friends of Fort Harrison State Park meeting
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:47:50 AM »
The second annual Friends of Fort Harrison State Park meeting will be held on April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Fort Harrison State Park Inn in the Roosevelt Room. There will be lite snacks and display tables from 6pm - 7pm. Directions can be found at . I have send Paul Arlinghaus an invite the HMBA organization to staff a table but I have not heard from him yet. Everyone is welcome. We will have speaker and highlights of last year plus elections. This is an opportunity for you to support Fort Harrison State Park. Thanks Kirk Wheeler President of Friends of Fort Harrison State Park. 

Fort Harrison State Park / SchoenCreek notoriety
« on: January 06, 2013, 01:19:37 PM »
I was in the AppleBees's on Pendleton Pike today and noticed a cool picture on the right as I walked in to the establishment. It is a huge photo of Schoen Creek Bridge 3 with a mountain biker on it, man was I one proud trail builder to see that. A Great job well done and a big Thank you to everyone that has made Fort Harrison State Park an Urban Mountain Bike destination in Indianapolis.  ;D

January 12, 2013 will be a Hiking trail building day with REI in the new campcreek area and continued bridge work with Paul Arlinghaus. Yes, this is a hiking trail started by AmeriCorp in 2012 and HMBA has offered to help connect the dots. REI is helping also so we could potentially get allot done in a short amount of time. Stay tune as details develop and come out and help. 

OK everyone the time is approching to bring out your hiking gear, walking shoes, bikes of any type (please wear your helmet). I am getting the details for July 4th Lawrence parade what I know is it will be fun short and greatly appreciated. DNR will provide candy to hand out, Bring you smile and join the friends of Fort Harrison State Park and the park staff in the celebration. More details will follow soon. ;D

Events / Friends of Fort Harrison State Park first Public meeting
« on: April 17, 2012, 03:07:05 PM »
This Thursday will be the Friends of Fort Harrison State Park first Public meeting to officially elect officers, introduce other 401 (3) C organizations that use the park, finger food and soft drinks, we have a John Schaust (naturalist) speaking. This is a big deal so come to the Fort Harrison State Park Inn at 7pm and mingle. ;D  Social hour starts at 6pm ;)

There will be a Fort Harrison work session with the Amos Butler Audubon and the Friends of Fort Harrison State Park April 14, 10am-2pm removing non-native garlic mustard, picking up trash and loose fishing line. Meet at the Delaware Shelter at the Delaware Lake Parking lot. You will need to bring a pair of work gloves, all ages are welcome. I will be at a wedding in Evansville this weekend so I am out! :)

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