State Parks and INDOT partner to celebrate National Public Lands Day

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Press Release) National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To encourage volunteerism, the Indiana Department of Transportation has partnered with State Parks to give their employees to have a place to volunteer.

As part of the INDOT Cares initiative, agency employees are volunteering their time today to help maintain trails, paint structures, clean lakes and various other projects.

“Volunteering is a great team building activity for businesses and organizations,” said Jody Heaston, State Park Volunteer Coordinator. “The state parks are thankful INDOT chose us as a place to do this. We will get a lot of work accomplished with a group of people.”

“INDOT Cares is a way for our employees to volunteer their time and increase the positive impact the agency has on Indiana’s communities,” said INDOT Deputy Commissioner Lori Torres. “The program fulfills the sense of giving and responsibility we all feel while strengthening the qualities that make INDOT a great place to work.”

State parks participating with INDOT Cares include Chain O’ Lakes, Pokagon, Salamonie, Ouabache, Shades, Summit Lake, Mounds, Fort Harrison, Potato Creek, Tippecanoe River, Indiana Dunes, Clifty Falls, and Patoka Lake.

Learn more about the INDOT Cares Initiative at


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