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Opportunity Spotlight: Shoreline Cleanups

Each month, volunteers assist the Friends of Lake Monroe by picking up trash at the Paynetown State Recreation Area as part of the DNR’s Adopt-A-Shoreline program. This activity is part of FLM’s effort to help provide a safer, cleaner, more enjoyable experience for those who use the lake. It also provides an educational opportunity for those who participate in the events, and develops a sense of pride among the volunteers.

Upcoming cleanups are posted in the “Events” section of the FLM webpage. In addition, notices are sent in advance to people who have signed up for email notifications. Look for additional opportunities to get involved in 2019!

In the fall of 2018, the Bloomington Lowe’s store provided the Friends of Lake Monroe with 10 “trash grabbers” for volunteers to use during monthly cleanups. FLM appreciates the support of local businesses, and thanks store manager Hannah England and the Bloomington Lowe’s store for supporting our efforts to help protect Lake Monroe!

Join our Watershed Sampling Blitz, April 2, 2021!

Help DNR While You Paddle!

Paddling is a great way to enjoy Indiana’s natural beauty, observe wildlife, and connect with nature. Indiana paddlers have a unique opportunity to observe wildlife while enjoying Indiana’s countless water resources. Indiana DNR would like more information about the wildlife that spend time around Indiana’s waterways. The Indiana Paddlecraft Wildlife Index compiles wildlife observations from people who use canoes, kayaks, or other non-motorized paddlecraft on Indiana’s waterways. Volunteer paddlers can help by completing a paddling trip postcard documenting the wildlife they observed while floating from June 1 to July 31.

Why wait? Pick up trash whenever you visit the lake or join our team on a scheduled cleanup.  Submit your interest for other volunteer opportunities below.

We’re always looking for volunteers and partners. Share your interest in this form and we’ll find the best opportunity for you!

See all of our upcoming events here!

Volunteer Signup Form

Volunteer Interest *
Events: Coordinate and/or table at events and activities. Projects: Help with programs like the Shoreline Cleanup. Committees: Join a leadership team to help with administrative projects
Would you like to work with us weekly or maybe help with a single event? What type of involvement would you like to have?

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