Volunteers Needed to Help Construct Fish Habitat at Patoka Lake, Dec. 7

(PATOKA) – Volunteers are needed to help the Department of Natural Resources improve fish habitat at Patoka Lake don Dec. 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Structures are needed because as reservoirs such as Patoka Lake age, the number, and type of hiding places for prey fish decrease.

The Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program addresses this issue by building fish habitat where the natural structure is lacking.

Volunteers will build the structures out of pallets. The pallets and hardware will be provided.

Volunteers should bring cordless drills, work gloves, and protective eyewear if they have them, but tools are not required to attend.

Staff and volunteers will work outside so dress accordingly; long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended.

Bring snacks and plenty of drinking water.

Volunteers are not required to stay for the entire time.

Register for this event by signing up as a volunteer on the Division of Fish & Wildlife website at on.IN.gov/dfwvolunteer and follow instructions under “Sign up to Volunteer.”

Once you have a volunteer account, register for the event by clicking “current volunteer opportunities in CERVIS” under volunteer opportunities and selecting Patoka Lake Habitat Build.

The Patoka Fish Habitat Enhancement Plan is available on Indiana’s Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program webpage, see wildlife.IN.gov/7665.htm for details.