Projects - Friends in the News
New Bird Viewing Area Coming Soon!
The Friends of Fort Harrison are supporting the construction of a new bird viewing area. Dylan Allison, Park Naturalist, obtained a grant partially funding the project from the Amos Butler Chapter of the Indiana Audubon Society. The total cost of this project is estimated at $5000. The Friends group is seeking donations to cover the balance.
The viewing area will be located in an area east of the horse barns and west of the Millennium Grove area. Old "bird blinds" will be replaced, and bird feeding stations and new native plants will be added to attract a variety of birds year round.
Work on this project began on June 1, National Trails day. The existing path connecting the Treeline trail to the viewing area was leveled for ease of walking. If interested in donating or volunteering toward this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Branch Shelter Painting
The Fort Branch Shelter got a make-over on May 11. Thanks to our volunteers who covered a lot of surface area with "park brown" paint. The shelter has never looked better!
Second Camp Creek Bridge Completed
In early April, an army of volunteers completed the second of two culvert bridges on the Camp Creek Trail. Thank you volunteers!
Garlic Mustard - Be Gone!
Thank you so much to Dick and Carol Schwartz for organizing several garlic mustard "pulls" this year. Dick and Carol, along with many volunteers, have done a wonderful job to help control this invasive species.
Spring Gardens Maintenance
Did you know that the Friends of FHSP maintains gardens at the main gate, Visitors Center, near the restrooms across from the sledding hill, and a small bed near Delaware Lake? Spring brings a need for clearing out the old, and in with the new. Thanks to all of our volunteers who raked, pulled, dug, and mulched to prepare these areas for the coming season!
Back the Track!
Back the Track! is a major fundraising initiative by the Friends of Fort Harrison State Park to support the resurfacing of the 59th Street track and other improvements. Click here to find out more!
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