Raccoon Lake holds fish habitat volunteer day

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources got supplies to build wooden structures. They look odd but they have a specific purpose. They will be used to protect fish in the lake.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017 5:51 PM
Updated: Nov. 4, 2017 5:53 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind, (WTHI)-Dee Harrison is a regular fisherman at the Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area. For him it's a lifestyle but he knows that he has to do his part to keep this hobby alive.

"I thought that as a person who fishes this lake this is something they should to turn things back in to make better fishing for the future," said Harrison.

That’s why he showed up to the park Saturday morning. So he can make a difference along with 50 others.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources got supplies to build wooden structures. They look odd but they have a specific purpose. They will be used to protect fish in the lake. Sandy Clark-Kolaks is with DNR and helped put on the project.

“Basically fish like little houses just like people and so providing this structures especially for those smaller fish, the young fish to hide in to prevent other fish from eating them," said Clark-Kolaks.

Volunteers from all across the state showed up to help build these homes. Groups like bass unlimited and DNR showed up to do this park service.

There were also others like Harrison who showed up to preserve the lakes wildlife.

"I’m just excited that their doing this. There’s a lot of physical stuff I can't do but I can do this and I enjoy it," said Harrison.

If you would like to learn more about Raccoon Lake and DNR please check out this website here.

Bass Unlimited is an organization based out of Vigo County. If you would like to learn more about their cause go to their website here.

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