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. Our next meeting will be our annual meeting on Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 PM at the Visitor Center. Guests are welcome to attend and learn more about our initiatives to assist the park staff through programs, events, and improvement projects!
Friends of FHSP Volunteer Opportunities
General volunteer information: The Friends of Fort Harrison State Park welcomes volunteers of all abilities. Many of our activities are scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings, however. additional activities may be available at other times. Please sign up for activities so that we may plan accordingly and contact participants in the event of cancellation due to weather. Events with inadequate volunteer participation may be cancelled.
We ask that volunteers sign up for activities so that we will have adequate supplies and tasks for the number of volunteers. Some activities are not suitable for minors, and will be indicated in the description. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and must complete and sign the and have a signed Youth/Parent volunteer agreement. Adult volunteers who are new to volunteering at Indiana State Parks must complete the Volunteer Service Agreement for Adults.
Garlic Mustard Pull: May 18th, June 15th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Delaware Lake Shelter area (May 18th Date)
Dick and Carol, our garlic mustard eradication specialists, are leading garlic mustard "pulls" again this spring! Garlic mustard is an invasive, non-native plant that robs native plants of space, nutrients, and sunlight. This plant is easily pulled out of the ground and placed in black bags for disposal. Dates for garlic mustard are scheduled for May 18, June 15, and June 29. For more information or to sign up, please contact Dick and Carol at:
May 18th: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45afaa2aa0fd0-garlic
June 15th: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45afaa2aa0fd0-garlic1
National Trials Day Project: Saturday, June 1
Where: Meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot
Time: 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: Please plan join us as we take part in National Trails Day! Our Project this year will involve leveling the existing path connecting the Treeline trail to the bird viewing area (see description under the News/Projects tab) for ease of walking.
Activity Level: light to moderate
Helpful info: If raining, this event will be rescheduled. Bug spray/ sunscreen recommended.
Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45afaa2aa0fd0-take to ensure we have adequate supplies
June Volunteer Day: TBD
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: Meet at the Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Description: Join us as we prepare the location of the new bird viewing area
Activity level: light to moderate
Helpful info: Please bring a pair of work gloves and painting-appropriate clothing. In the event of rain, this activity will be rescheduled.
Barbecue and Blues is Back!!
Mark your calendars! The Fort Harrison State Park BBQ and Blues Festival will be back on September 14!