(BLOOMINGTON) - The public can help Monroe Lake track animal and plant populations and monitor habitats through a new opportunity through the property's volunteer program called Citizen Scientist.
The kickoff meeting is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the activity center in Paynetown State Recreation Area, on State Road 446 in Bloomington.
The data Citizen Scientists collect will help Monroe Lake make resource management decisions. No prior experience is needed. All necessary training will be provided.
"We're excited to get this program off the ground," said Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist for Monroe Lake. "It will be a great way for people to become more connected to, and knowledgeable of, the reservoir, while also collecting useful data."
Registration is not required. Participants should check in at the entrance gate when they arrive at Paynetown SRA.
For more information, contact Vance at (812) 837-9967 or jvance@dnr.IN.gov.
Monroe Lake is at 4850 South S.R. 446, Bloomington, 47401.
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