November Adopt-a-Shoreline Day

Paynetown State Recreation Area 4850 Indiana 446, Bloomington

Join Friends of Lake Monroe for the November Shoreline Cleanup! We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Adopt-A-Shoreline Cleanup on November 15th at 2:00 PM at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on State Road 446. Appropriate clothing for volunteers includes rugged shoes and gloves. Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by […]

Watershed Sampling Blitz 2021

Click Here to Register!Join the Friends of Lake Monroe & the IU Limnology Lab as a Citizen Scientist collecting water samples from stream sites in the Lake Monroe/Salt Creek watershed on Friday, April 2nd (Rain Date: Friday, April 16th).  No experience needed; just enthusiasm! Click HERE to register online. If you enjoy exploring nature and have […]

April 2021 Shoreline Cleanup

Paynetown State Recreation Area 4850 Indiana 446, Bloomington

We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Adopt-A-Shoreline Cleanup on Sunday April 18 at 2:00 PM at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on State Road 446. Appropriate clothing for volunteers includes rugged shoes and gloves. Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We’ll meet at the campground store. […]

Earth Day at Southeast Park

Get inspired to take action at this Earth Day event co-hosted by numerous groups in Bloomington.  Choose from a variety of workshops including how to go native with your landscaping, how to manage storm water at home, how to compost, and how to support green infrastructure in Bloomington.  Take home free native plants.  At 4:15, […]

Earth Day Hoosier National Forest Event

Cutright State Rec Area 4850 S, State Hwy 446, Bloomington

Hoosier National Forest, Deam Wilderness Event The Friends of Lake Monroe is looking for volunteers to assist Hoosier National Forest staff in various tasks to rehabilitate the Lake Monroe shoreline in the Deam Wilderness Area, including: rehabilitating campsites and disassembling illegal sites; picking up litter around the shoreline; cutting back invasive multi-flora rose along the […]

Butterfly Walk

Join retired Monroe County Parks and Recreation Naturalist Sandy Belth for a 2-hour, moderate walk to look for early spring butterflies and their larval host plants along the Allen’s Creek Peninsula trail. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. This member event is limited to 10 people, so RSVP early. Not a member? Join today! Please direct questions […]

May 2021 Shoreline Cleanup

Paynetown State Recreation Area 4850 Indiana 446, Bloomington

We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Adopt-A-Shoreline Cleanup on May 20th at 6:00 PM at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on State Road 446. Appropriate clothing for volunteers includes rugged shoes and gloves. Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We’ll meet at the campground store. Be […]

Yellowwood Hike

Hankering for a Hike? Join us for a special Friends of Lake Monroe outing in the heart of Yellowwood State Forest. Learn about a beautiful and significant part of our watershed while having fun and getting some exercise. This will be moderate hike on maintained trails with significant grades. This member event has limited capacity […]

June 2021 Shoreline Cleanup

Paynetown State Recreation Area 4850 Indiana 446, Bloomington

We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Adopt-A-Shoreline Cleanup on June 17th at 6:00 PM at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on State Road 446. Appropriate clothing for volunteers includes rugged shoes and gloves. Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We’ll meet at the campground store. Be […]

June Birding Paddle

Crooked Creek SRA TC Steele Road, Nashville

This June 27 event is FULL! Note that there will be two more paddles this year, coming up in July and August, so stay tuned for those! Are you pining for a paddle? Join FLM and guide David Rupp of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours for a paddle into the remote Middle Fork of Salt Creek […]

Paddle and Pick

Cutright State Rec Area 4850 S, State Hwy 446, Bloomington

The Friends of Lake Monroe will host a volunteer “Paddle and Pick” event on Wednesday evening, July 21, departing from the Cutright SRA boat ramp at 6:00 pm. We will concentrate on picking up trash along the shoreline of the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve of the Sycamore Land Trust. The rain date will be […]

July 2021 Shoreline Cleanup

Paynetown State Recreation Area 4850 Indiana 446, Bloomington

*Date Change to July 22nd!* We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Adopt-A-Shoreline Cleanup on July 22th at 6:00 PM at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on State Road 446. Appropriate clothing for volunteers includes rugged shoes and gloves. Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We’ll meet […]