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Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative Steering Committee May 13 Meeting Location & Agenda

deep-river-portage-burns-waterwayThe first Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative public steering committee meeting is being held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the NIRPC office Packer Room located at 6100 Southport Rd., Portage, IN 46368. The draft agenda for the meeting may be viewed below.

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Porter County Parks Briefs for April 2014

sunsetpathFreezing Foods
Tuesday, Apr.22, 11am-12pm, Hebron Public Library, Free

An Educator from Purdue Extension will provide tips and techniques for freezing foods – from fresh produce to leftovers. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The Valparaiso Parks Foundation to Honor Friends and Legends on May 8th, 2014

ValpoParks-Foundation-LogoOn May 8th, the Valparaiso Parks Foundation will honor Friends and Legends of the parks.

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Malasto Legends Award, Legendary Friend Honors on May 8

Legendary-Friend-honors-on-May-8The Valpo Parks Foundation will honor two individuals who have assisted the Valpo Parks system in countless ways. Thursday, May 8 will mark the sixth year for the Art & Irene Malasto Legends Award along with the Legendary Friend recognition. “Celebrating Friends & Legends” is the annual gathering held in May and hosted by the Endowment Committee of the Valpo Parks Foundation. This year’s honorees are Bruce Berner for the Malasto Legends Award, and Mary Kramer Leonard for the Legendary Friend Award. The casual reception is from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Butterfield Pavilion at Old Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. This recognition of service event includes hors d' oeuvres and a cash bar. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 219.462.5144.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, April 15, 2014

VValpoParks-Foundation-LogoVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at 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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Camp FUNset Registration Saturday, April 19th, 2014

camp-funset-2014-01Porter County Parks and Recreation announces registration for their 2014 Summer Camps. “Camp FUNset” registration will take place on Saturday, April 19th from 9 am to noon in the Maintenance Building at Sunset Hill Farm County Park at 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. Participants can register for any of 8 fun-filled theme camps and receive a $5 discount of each camp when they come to registration on April 19th. After this, registration can be completed through the Porter County Parks & Recreation website, or through contacting the office.

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Taltree Teams Up with the Girl Scouts for the 2014 Girl Scouts Jr. Gardener Workshop

collageOn April 19, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will join with the Girl scouts for the Girl Scouts Junior Gardener Badge Workshop.

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