Upcoming Friends Activities

We Need Your Help!

The Friends of Turkey Run and Shades St. Parks have some needed projects planned and we need your help. We can’t do them without you!

16 September 2017

Morning – Trash pick-up via canoe along Sugar Creek from the Narrow’s Bridge to Cox Ford Bridge. We need more volunteers to fill the canoes donated by Turkey Run Canoes.This is less than two weeks away.

Please contact Alan Bruner, Chair of Friends of Turkey Run and Shades St. Parks, as soon as possible if you can help and enjoy a day on the creek. 765-562-2741 or abbird@att.net

Afternoon – Invasives eradication and miscellaneous clean-up projects. Up to 60 volunteers from Circle K International, a college organization, have offered their services, but we need some experienced Friends members to assist in heading up small groups to cover areas in need of invasive removal/clean-up in both Turkey Run and Shades St. Parks.

Please contact Aaron Douglas, head Interpretive Naturalist at Turkey Run as soon as possible if you can assist. 765-597-2654 or ADouglass@dnr.IN.gov

30 September 2017

National Public Lands Day – 10 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers needs for eradication/clean-up projects. Participants will meet at the Turkey Run Nature Center to be assigned areas for invasive eradication/clean-up.

Please consider participating in one or more of these projects.

***18 November 2017

On the “fun” side we have scheduled a field trip for 18 November 2017. This will be a full day trip and we will go to the Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands property in Newton County to see the herd of American Bison released on the restored prairie there, followed by a visit to Jasper-Pulaski FWA to admire the thousands of Sandhill Cranes that stage there annually before heading further south for the winter. So set the date. We hope you can join us for this!

Thank you for your continued support of the Friends. We appreciate all you contribute whether it be monetarily or physically.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Alan W. Bruner


Friends of Turkey Run and Shades St. Parks.