Upcoming Events, Programs, and Volunteer Activities
Friends of FHSP Monthly Meeting
The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park hold their monthly Board Meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the Park Visitor's Center. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 2, at 7:00 PM. Guests are welcome to attend and learn more about our initiatives to assist the park staff through programs, events, and improvement projects!
Fort Ben BBQ & Blues Festival
Join us for the Inaugural Fort Ben BBQ & Blues Festival on Saturday, September 15, from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Food service begins at 12pm. Food will be provided by Wild Boar BBQ & The Garrison Restaurant.
Music begins at 1pm.
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM -- JOHN FORD
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM -- BILL LANCTON & JIMMY DAVIS
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM -- KING BEE & the STINGERS
The BBQ & Blues Festival will be held at the Cherry Tree Shelter & Parking Area. Parking will be available at Delaware Lake, Reddick and Sycamore Shelters.
Free event but State Park gate fee ($7.00 in state car load, $9.00 out of state car load) still applies. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on.
Sponsored by The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park.
Questions about the event - contact us at email@example.com.
Interested in information about becoming a sponsor of this event, please email DAllison@DNR.IN.gov.
Friends of FHSP Volunteer Opportunities
Date and Time: Anytime
Garden Weeding and Watering: The Friends maintain the gardens at the Visitor's Center & Gatehouse, as well as the flower pots around the park. Volunteers are needed to water the flowers in the pots and weed all of the beds throughout the summer.
Activity level: light
Meet At: Locations vary
Coordinator(s): Contact Karen for additional information
Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 25, 4pm-7pm
Cherry Tree Shelter Painting: Volunteers are needed to help us paint the Cherry Tree Shelter. Paint and supplies will be provided.
We enjoyed our picnic so much after the last shelter painting, that we've decided to add a picnic after we paint this shelter. Food will be provided so let us know if you will be attending.
Activity level: Light to medium
Meet at: Cherry Tree Shelter.
Sign up: email@example.com if you are interested in helping and if you will be attending the picnic.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 1, 4pm-6pm
Camp Creek Connector Armoring and Repair: Volunteers are needed to help repair and add additional armoring to a small section of Camp Creek Trail connector. Tools and stone are provided, but you may want to bring work gloves.
Activity level: Medium to heavy
Meet at: Delaware Lake Shelter
Upcoming Volunteer Activities: (Dates & locations soon to be posted)
Work on the Tree ID trails
Removing invasives from Walnut Grove
Volunteer activities planned for 2018
We are making plans for a full spring/summer of volunteer opportunities to help the park. Dates have not yet been set, so check back here to see when the activities will be held. You can also get on the volunteer email list by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposed projects include: