The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Tippecanoe River State Park for firewood.
Trees eligible for firewood have fallen as a result of natural causes or have been dropped by property staff. They are along roadsides or in public areas such as campsites and picnic areas.
Permit sales and cutting both begin Jan. 24 and end March 18.
The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10. All proceeds will be used for resource management and restoration efforts, including replacement of trees in campgrounds and other public areas.
A firewood permit must be obtained for each load at the Tippecanoe River State Park office between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits are not available on observed state holidays.
Wood may be cut and removed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call 765-597-2635.
Firewood cut at Tippecanoe River State Park is for personal use only and cannot be sold.
Tippecanoe River State Park (on.IN.gov/tippecanoeriver) is at 4200 N. U.S. 35, Winamac.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources