Salamonie to offer naturalist classes

Members of the public can take classes to become certified Indiana Master Naturalists starting in March at Salamonie Lake.

The IMN program at the Salamonie Interpretive Center runs March 14 through May 16, mostly on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., with some Saturdays scheduled.

The program is sponsored by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, which serves J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area, Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes, and Ouabache State Park.

The mission of the Indiana Master Naturalist program is to promote volunteer service at Indiana's state parks and reservoirs by teaching adult learners about Indiana's plants, water, soils and wildlife.

Participants will be able to use their newly learned skills as volunteer interpretive naturalists.

Class size will be limited to 30 students and there is a cost. The deadline for registration is March 1. 
For more information or to get a registration form, call 468-2127.

The standard entrance fee for vehicles will be waived for students.