Sunday, July 20, 2014

Erie canal trail

Finally got a tree cleared from the trail and did some trimming. All trails are passable now

Saturday, June 28, 2014

2014 Ohio Valley Garden Conference – Oct 18th | Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association

Friday, June 20, 2014

I would like to personally invite you all to Linton, Indiana on July 26th.  We are hosting an outdoor recreation weekend to show-off the four state parks that are in our area.

Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Greene-Sullivan State Forest
Shakamak State Park
Redbird State Recreation Area

These properties surround the Linton area and offer a wide array of outdoor activities.  Camping, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, birding, cycling, hinting, off-road wheeling, mudding and more.

There is over 14,000 acres of nature to enjoy here.  One park alone has 120 lakes.

On Saturday morning, July 26th, we will register guests at the City Hall in downtown Linton.  Guests will be given a welcome bag of goodies, refreshments and an identifying wristband.  There will be information on all four properties and activities going on.  Or, a person can just register and take off on their own day of fun without participating in any of the planned events.  By registering, you will have the opportunity for maps, contact numbers, goodies and discounts from around town and for future visits.  There will be children's activities at Shakamak, new cabin rentals at Greene-Sullivan State Forest and new areas of interest open at Redbird such as new hiking and mountain biking trails that will be open by then.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.  812-699-1601. If you would like to stay updated on the details let me know.


Saturday, April 26, 2014



Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail in Brown County State Park is one of four finalist in the
Midwest up for a Bell Built Grant, with your vote we could win $33,000 to build
more trails this summer!  We just need your support and help.  Vote today and help
us spread the word.

* Encourage everyone at your office to vote
* Share our link on your facebook page/work page
* Get your friends and family involved
* Talk to strangers on the trail
* Let's rally those votes! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

Brown County State Park Trail Work Weekends

It's time to start up HMBA weekends at Brown County State Park.  We will be building
new trails, working on existing trails, riding, camping, and having a good time.
 We will have a free rally site camp for those who volunteer.  Schedule is:

Friday Evening: Camping at Group Camp

Saturday (Noon): Trail Work (Location to be posted on Facebook and the HMBA forum).

Saturday (5:00 PM): Group ride from the Group camp ground

Sunday (9:00AM) Trail Work (Location to be posted on Facebook and the HMBA forum)

Trail Work weekends are planned for the following weekends.

May 2-3-4
June 6-7-8 (National Trails Day/Midwest Women's Clinic Weekend)
July 11-12-13
August 1-2-3

September 5-6-7

Let's get the next wave of trails built at Brown County State Park!

O'Bannon Woods RTP Update

In 2010 Paul Arlinghaus wrote an RTP Grant Application for O'Bannon Woods State
Park. Since this grant was going to build mountain bike and horse trails, the equestrian
organization turned in the grant.  But, they were unable to raise funds to cash
flow the grant, so management of the RTP grant has been turned over to HMBA-IMBA.
We will be using the HMBA Trail Fund to manage this grant and building trails with
volunteers.  We hope to start trail construction soon.  Stay tuned for more trails
in this special part of Indiana.  All riders in the area who like challenging trails
should put O'Bannon on there to do list for 2014.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wabash and Erie Canal updates

we have blazed a new trail to complete a loop on the west end. There is a section that doesn't drain well and we will be building decking to cover it.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Calendar : Upcoming Illinois DNR Events

Calendar : Upcoming DNR Events

Upcoming DNR Events 

2014 Calendar of Events - Kentucky State Parks

Calendar of Events - Kentucky State Parks


Kentucky State Parks put the Special in events, celebrating everything from wildflowers in the spring to spectacular fall colors in the mountain and lake areas.
From Elk viewing tours to ghost walks or reenactments and living history events, there are weekends full of entertainment to create special memories with your family and friends.