2017-09-19 / Front Page

Volunteer for National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 23 and is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Volunteer opportunities at Lieber State Recreation Area will include a variety of activities to help cleanup and make Lieber SRA beautiful.

The Lieber SRA contains 8,075 acres of land and a 1,400-acre Cagles Mill Lake. In 1952, Cagles Mill Lake was built as Indiana’s first flood control reservoir, protecting the Eel and White river watersheds. Mill Creek feeds the 1,400-acre lake and is home to beautiful Cataract Falls. These falls are the largest waterfalls in Indiana.

In the 1800s, Lieber State Recreation Area was populated by Native American tribes of the Miami, Shawnee and Potawatomi. In 1809, what was left of the great Miami Indian Confederacy sold the now southern onethird of Indiana to the U.S. government, when the 10 O’clock Treaty Line, which passes through Lieber SRA, was laid out. To learn more about the history and legends of the area, stop at the Nature Center and speak with the Interpretive Naturalist staff.

Come out on Saturday, Sept. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center and enjoy the outdoors while you work alongside others to keep Lieber SRA a beautiful place for all to enjoy. Park fees will be waived for all volunteers.

Learn more about Lieber State Recreation Area. http://www.in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2960.htm

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