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Become A State Park Volunteer
Updated January 13, 2015 7:51 AM
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(UNDATED) - You can celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Jan. 19 by signing up to volunteer at an Indiana state park in 2015.

From maintaining trails to entering computer data to helping in nature centers, Hoosiers can donate their time and talent in a variety of ways at a state park, according to Jody Heaston, volunteer coordinator for the DNR Division of State Parks.

"Volunteering gives you a great sense of accomplishment," Heaston said. "You know you are helping manage and conserve our natural and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy."

For more information on volunteering, visit

Download an application and return it to the state park or lake where you want to volunteer. You can also send it to if you don't have a particular park in mind.

Jan. 19 is a state holiday, so property offices and most nature centers will be closed. Nonetheless, the public is invited to visit a park that day for self-directed service such as walking trails and picking up litter. Check with your favorite park before Jan.19 to see if there are other self-directed volunteer opportunities available.

If you volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, you are invited to take a photo and share it on Facebook at

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