DNR honors staff, volunteers for service

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks recently honored its volunteers, partners and employees for their commitment to conserve, manage and interpret resources while creating memorable experiences for visitors in 2022.

Locally, volunteer Bruce Miller was recognized for contributing more than 2,500 hours of service to Starve Hollow State Recreation Area near Vallonia.

Sierra Jackson received the Intermittent Employee of the Year award for her work coordinating staff and volunteers for Halloween weekend and Christmas Lights in the campground, creating two signature events for Starve Hollow.

Awards were announced at the division’s annual leadership conference, which was held at Brown County State Park in Nashville.