Want to volunteer at Allen County Parks?

We would love to have you!!!!

We need volunteers for all kinds of activities, be it
program help, maintenance help, removal of invasive
species, filling bird feeders, small construction projects, hosts/hostess, anything you’d like to do!!

All potential volunteers for the Allen County Parks
Department must complete a volunteer application
before volunteering. A link to this application can be
found at our website on the Volunteer in the Allen
County Parks page.

What's Happening at Metea County Park?

To view a complete and up-to-date list of activities occurring at Metea Park, please see the Wild Grapevine, available at the Allen County Parks website.

Junior Indiana Master Naturalist class

The mission of the Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist class is to bring together natural resource specialists with young people, ages 9-13 years, to foster an understanding of Indiana ’s plants, water, soils, and wildlife, and promote volunteer service in local communities.

The class schedule is as follows:

Location - Fox Island County Park :
  • April 14th, 6-8PM, Wilderness Survival with Michael Golbert, Allen County Parks
  • April 17th, 9-11AM, Birds with Soarin’ Hawk and Stockbridge Audubon Society
  • April 17th, 12-2PM, Geology with Ron Zartman, Allen County Parks and Soils with Scot Haley, Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • April 21st, 6-8PM, Plants and Trees with Larry Yoder, Yoder Farms, & Natalie Haley Allen County Parks
Location - Metea County Park :
  • April 24th, 9-11AM, Naturalists and Conservation with Scott Beam, Maple Wood Nature Center and Bob Dispenza, Allen County Parks
  • April 24th, 12-2PM, Rivers and Creeks with Jerry Hohla, Hoosier Riverwatch
  • April 28th, 6-8PM, Frogs, Snakes and Turtles with Chris Barlow, Ivy Tech
  • May 5th, 6-8PM, Monarchs, Milkweed and Wildflowers with Karie Harding

In addition, class participants will be required to volunteer six hours in a pre-approved natural environment and must attend 80% of their classes in order to earn their Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist certification.

Deadline for registration is March 26th, 2010. Class fee is $70.00 per student and includes three field guides, class materials, room rental and IDNR registration.

For more information or to download a brochure visit us at www.allencountyparks.org or contact Natalie Haley, Environmental Educator at 260.449.3246 or email at nhaley@allencountyparks.org

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