Upcoming Field Trips

White River clean-up – June 17

On Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., our chapter will partner with the Hoosier Environmental Council and Muncie-Delaware Clean and Beautiful to clean up the White River in Muncie.

We’ll work along the river from the McColluch Trailhead of the Cardinal Greenway to Hughes Nature Preserve. Free lunch will be provided at McColluch Park after the clean-up.

Bags and gloves will be provided, but organizers recommend that you bring or wear the following:

  • Long pants and boots (because of poison ivy)
  • Rubber boots or sneakers, for wading near the river's edge
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • A grabber (or a stick with a nail attached to the end)
  • A rain jacket (if needed); the event will be held rain or shine!

Meet at the McColluch Trailhead in Muncie on E. McColluch Blvd., just east of N. Elm St., at 11 a.m.

When you register online, check the box for McColluch Trailhead to be part of our RCAS team! Contact Kim Mckenzie, at kimkenzie34@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Mounds State Park – June 25

Mounds summerOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Sunday, June 25. Meet at the parking lot near the visitors center at 9 a.m.

We’ll bird from 9-11, with an RCAS board member leading the walk. Binoculars will be provided for those who don't have their own. If there are enough participants, we may divide up and then meet back at 11 a.m. at the visitors center to compare notes and share a snack.

The next bird hike at Mounds will be held on July 30.

The park's address is 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson. (Photo by Robert Williams.)