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In 2016, Hoosiers can get free access to state parks by checking out an entrance pass at their local public library. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. They will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. For more information about activities that are part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration go to the Indiana State Parks Website.
Hoosiers can get free access to state parks by checking out an entrance pass at their local public library. The Passes provide access to Indiana's 32 state parks and to Indiana's state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. Passes are available for checkout through Dec. 31 (2016). For more information go to the Indiana State Parks website.
Learn about Dragonflies common to Lake County. Then, throughout the spring and summer, take a hike at selected locations to practice identifying the various species present that day. Required registration at 219-844-3188 closes two days prior to each activity. Cameras and binoculars encouraged; It's for ages 15 and above. The $10 fee includes the lecture and all Saturday naturalist-led hikes.
Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting is having a Board of Directors meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th at the offices of Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans in Merrillville. The meeting is open to the public but may go into a closed executive session.
The Highland Police Department will have it's next Citizens' Police academy in the Fall of 2016. Classes are set to start September 13th. Applicants must be at least 18 years-old and a Highland resident or the owner or employee of a Highland business. Call 219 838-3184 for more information. Applications can be picked up at the Highland Police Department or may be printed from the police department web site.
Take an hour-long self-guided hike into Indiana’s only quaking bog every Saturday afternoon this summer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Pinhook Bog. Rangers and volunteers along the trail will answer your questions about the unique area. Allow one hour to walk the trail and tour the bog. This open house is every Saturday thru September 10 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This summer marks the year-round opening of the Pinhook Upland Trail. The Upland Trail is open every day for hiking by the public from 7:00 am until ½ hour after sunset. The Pinhook Bog parking lot is located at 700 North Wozniak Road in Michigan City. For more information contact, the national lakeshore’s information desk at 219-395-1882. Learn about centuries-old lifestyles of Duneland residents by exploring the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farmhouse. This open house takes place every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm thru September 4th. Join a ranger this summer for a guided hikes of Mount Baldy. The hour and a half tours are offered every Sunday morning at 10:00 and on most Friday evenings at 5:00 pm. On some selected Friday nights, there will be a sunset hike offered. Rangers will guide visitors on a trail on the western edge of the sand dune that scientists have determined to be free of dangerous holes. Because space is limited, you must call the park’s information line at 219-395-1882 and make a reservation to be able to attend one of these programs. Watch a sunset on the beach and then join a ranger to toast marshmallows while enjoying stories and songs during this 90-minute program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach. The first campfire will be repeated on the second and fourth Saturday of each month with the last one be offered on September 10. Meet the ranger at Kemil Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Call the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 for the times of future programs or check the park's website. Miller Woods Hike at National Lakeshore: Join a park ranger for a hike through the beautiful oak savanna of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods each Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm. Hikes will be offered on Sundays (Starting June 4) thru August 21 and will vary in length depending on the interest and abilities of visitors. Meet at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.
Join a ranger this summer for a guided hikes of Mount Baldy. The hour and a half tours are offered every Sunday morning at 10:00 and on most Friday evenings at 5:00 pm. On some selected Friday nights, there will be a sunset hike offered. Rangers will guide visitors on a trail on the western edge of the sand dune that scientists have determined to be free of dangerous holes. Because space is limited, you must call the park’s information line at 219-395-1882 and make a reservation to be able to attend one of these programs.
The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau (d.b.a South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority) Board of Directors will meet on the third Thursday of each month at noon unless otherwise noted. Dates for the 2016 Board meetings throughout the year are:, July 21, August 18, Sept. 15, October 20, November 17, December 7th (special evening meeting) December 15th and January 19, 2017.
The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is having several household hazardous waste collection events are scheduled this year including; Aug. 6 at Portage High School; Aug. 20 at Kouts Middle/High School campus and Oct. 1 at Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. For more information on household hazardous waste collection events in Porter County, call the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County, 465-3694, or visit www.ItMeansTheWorld.org.
United Way is seeking projects and volunteers for its upcoming United Way Day of Caring on Friday, August 12th in Northwest Indiana. Anyone interested in participating should register at NWIvolunteer.org