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Grants announced for 33 Indiana Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) projects

New grants for the care of Indiana’s water bodies totaling $1,296,000 have been awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. The grants, awarded by DNR director Cameron Clark, fund 33 projects in 25 counties, encompassing watersheds of 36 lakes and …

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Lakeshore cleanup at Patoka Lake, Aug. 27, 2016

DNR News Division of State Parks Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Aug. 9, 2016 Help remove trash and debris from the shores of Patoka Lake on Saturday, Aug. 27. Sign-up will begin at 8 a.m. at Hoosier Hills Marina. The cleanup …

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Sullivan Lake habitat structure map

Here is a map (view PDF) that shows the locations of habitat structures placed at Sullivan Lake. We placed 135 structures in the lake. We will be working this fall and winter with the Park to fell the shoreline trees to create a brush pile. You can view other Indiana …

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Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife

On July 6, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to …

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DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 20, 2016 DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project DNR officials are happy with the outcome of a project to improve fishing at West Boggs …

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New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 7, 2016 New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes Shakamak, Kickapoo and Lenape lakes in Shakamak State Park now have a 14-inch minimum length limit …

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White River Beach?

Three articles addressing plans for the White River in Indianapolis. A beach along the White River? It could happen INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Visit Indy tourism group has announced a plan to add attractions and visitors to the downtown riverfront by 2025. Visit Indy officials said they’d like to see …

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DNR seeks volunteers to build fish habitat at Sullivan Lake

The DNR is seeking volunteers to assemble fish habitat structures for Sullivan Lake on April 30 as part of the new Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program (RAHEP). RAHEP builds fish habitat in reservoirs where natural structure is lacking. Sullivan Lake, a 451-acre reservoir in Sullivan, is the first project lake for …

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Supporting Go FishIN

As the Indiana Bass Federation Conservation Director, I invite all of our clubs to support the Indiana DNR Go FishIN program. Whatever we do to assist is greatly appreciated. Go FishIN promotes conservation, fish biology, angler ethics and angler skills for the Indiana youth through educational workshops. Learn more about …

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