The deadline for submitting Lake & River Enhancement applications for 2021 projects is Jan. 15. The LARE program strives to protect and enhance habitat for fish and wildlife while ensuring the viability of Indiana's lakes, rivers, and streams through measures that reduce sediment and nutrient pollution.
LARE applicants receive technical and financial assistance for qualifying projects, which include logjam removal, streambank stabilization, and wetland creation. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically. To view a full list of qualifying project types, along with additional information about LARE, see lare.dnr.IN.gov.
To learn more about the requirements of project applications or to submit a project application for LARE assistance, see wildlife.IN.gov/3302.htm.
Patoka Lake eagle watch goes virtual
Patoka Lake will host its 33rd annual Eagle Watch as a Facebook live event on its page from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Join the program from the comfort of your couch as staff leads viewers around the property.
There will be a short program offered every hour. Topics include Indiana's bald eagle reintroduction program, Patoka Lake eagle facts, bald eagle trivia, eagles then and now, and the story of how bald eagles prevented a theme park on Tillery Hill. For each live segment that viewers “like” or comment on, they will be entered into a drawing for a state parks annual entrance pass.