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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:00 am


Ouabache offering Jr. Naturalist program

Journal Gazette

Ouabache State Park is offering a Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Day Camp from June 10 through 14 for children ages 8-12 who are interested in learning more about nature.

The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

The Junior Indiana Master Naturalist program provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about Indiana's plants, water, soil and wildlife in an outdoor setting from natural resources specialists. It also provides a way to discover environmental stewardship through volunteer service.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of Ouabache State Park group and Ouabache State Park.

The fee is $70 per student and $60 for each additional sibling. Participants must register by June 4.

The standard park entrance fee will be waived for students during class.

To register, or for more information, contact Jody Heaston, DNR Division of State Parks volunteer coordinator, at or 260-437-8650, or visit Ouabache State Park.

Ouabache State Park ( is at 4930 E. Indiana 201, Bluffton.

Salamonie to present canoe building

Learn how dugout canoes used to be built from experienced volunteers at Salamonie Lake in June and August.

Salamonie Lake canoe building is June 15 and Aug. 17. Meet at Wildlife Management Pond at the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area. All demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be limited opportunity for the public to participate. Property entrance fees apply.

Salamonie luncheon topic is US travel

Travel the continental United States at the June Salamonie senior luncheon June 3 at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Steve Park, Huntington North High School science teacher, will present his family's traveling adventures of the lower 48 states.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Pulled pork will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A $1 donation will be accepted. Reservations may be made by calling 260-468-2127.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services ( is at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.

Area streams to be stocked with trout

Anglers can expect additional rainbow trout in six northern Indiana streams in the upcoming weeks.

Streams that will receive additional trout include:

• Pigeon River in Steuben County and at the LaGrange-Steuben county line.

Stocking locations: County Road 175 N. and County Road 1100 W.

• Turkey Creek in LaGrange County.

Stocking Location: County Road 150 N.

Pigeon River and Turkey Creek will be stocked for the Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26.

The bag limit for trout in inland waters, other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries, is five fish per day with a minimum size of 7 inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout. In addition, brown trout taken from the Oliver Lake chain must be at least 18 inches in length.

Anglers ages 18 years and older will need an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp to fish for trout.