Celebrate MLK Jr. Day by volunteering with DNR

The public is invited to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering at an Indiana Department of Natural Resources property on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On that day, some properties will have self-directed service opportunities, such as litter pickup along trails. Check the DNR calendar at calendar.dnr.in.gov for lists of activities that day and for volunteer events throughout the year.

Work needed year-round includes maintaining trails, helping in nature centers and sharing photography or art. Projects also can be tailored to volunteers’ skill sets.

“Volunteering gives you a great sense of accomplishment,” said Jody Heaston, volunteer coordinator for Indiana State Parks. “You are helping manage and conserve our natural and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy.”