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Porter County Parks Briefs, September 15, 2014

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Now through October 23rd, we encourage community members to join us in raising funds for our “Fund Your Park” campaign! All money donated throughout this 45 day campaign will go towards building the Native American Play Area of the Natural Playground at Sunset Hill Farm! This will be an accessible play area focusing on natural materials and concepts to provide a safe, educational and most importantly FUN facility for kids to enjoy! To contribute or learn more about the project, please visit fundyourpark.org and select our project on the home page. All contributions make a difference in getting us to our $25,000 goal!

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Porter County Parks Launches National Campaign

rot3The Porter County Parks & Recreation “Fund Sunset” campaign launched on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on fundyourpark.org. This campaign is part of a national 45 day campaign where parks departments throughout the country will work to raise funds for various projects.

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Join Porter County Parks as We #FundSunset!

2014-Fund-SunsetJoin us as we work to take Sunset Hill Farm to the next level in outdoor education, health & wellness, and most importantly, FUN as we work to raise $25,000 for the first installment of our new natural playground!

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ValPLAYso Time Capsule Opened After 20 Years

Time-capsule-1994-pulled-up-from-groundThe 1994 community build project of the ValPLAYso playground will open its time capsule at the Butterfield Pavilion on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 PM, an event hosted by the Valparaiso Parks Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that is spearheading the project. The Children’s Committee of ValPLAYso - The Next Generation will also add to their time capsule as they and other volunteer committees prepare for the next ValPLAYso which will be constructed with the help of over 2,000 generous volunteers during the community-build which takes place October 6 – 12.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, September 8, 2014

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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Porter County Parks Briefs: September 5, 2014

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Starting Tuesday, September 9 we encourage community members to join us in raising funds for our “Fund Your Park” campaign! All money donated throughout this 45 day campaign will go towards building the Native American Play Area of the Natural Playground at Sunset Hill Farm! This will be an accessible play area focusing on natural materials and concepts to provide a safe, educational and most importantly FUN facility for kids to enjoy! To contribute or learn more about the project, please visit fundyourpark.org and select our project on the home page. All contributions make a difference in getting us to our $25,000 goal!

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Educational Hike: What Lies Beneath the Prairie?

Shirley_Heinze_Land_Trust_Educational_Hi-1What lies beneath the prairie? Join us for an educational hike on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Cressmoor Prairie and Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserves in Hobart, Indiana. Jonathan Bauer, PhD candidate at Indiana University Bloomington, will explain the importance of fungi and bacteria in prairie ecosystems.

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