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Habitat Build Day, Patoka Lake

By Department of Natural Resources

Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Fish habitat structure

3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513

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Join DNR in improving fish habitat at Patoka Lake at a volunteer habitat structure build day. As reservoirs, such as Patoka Lake age, the number and type of hiding places for fish have decreased.  The Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program addresses this issue and works to build fish habitat where natural structure is lacking. Fish habitat structures built out of pallets are one option to improve the complexity of the habitat at Patoka Lake.

The pallet structure build will take place at the Patoka Lake Jackson boat ramp parking lot. The ramp is located on the northern part of Patoka Lake in Orange County. The ramp is located along S Co Rd 1075 W. Refer to this map to find the Jackson boat ramp: https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/patoka_trail.pdf

Please bring cordless drills, work gloves, and protective eyewear.  Tools are not required to attend, but only a limited number of tools will be available for use. Pallets and other building materials will be provided.  Please bring masks, dress for the weather, and wear long pants and close-toed shoes.  Don’t forget snacks and drinking water.

Registration is recommended to ensure a socially distanced event. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3qhpFVJ

To learn more about the Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program, visit wildlife.IN.gov/7665.htm

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