The Indiana Dunes State Park will host the sand sculpture contest on Saturday, July 9.
The program provides 240 park entrance passes, one for every library in Indiana. Hoosiers with a library card can check-out a free pass just like a book.
Snowy owls travel as far south as central Indiana as part of their annual migration.
Events are planned throughout 2016 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Indiana State Parks.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials say heavy rains earlier this year have caused them to miss out on a significant amount of money.
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Phil Bloom says the park hunts have successfully brought back some ecological balance to the parks.
The Department of Natural Resources' controlled deer hunts have doubled the plant cover in state parks since the 1990s.
Officials are encouraging Indiana residents to get involved in communities and the bicentennial celebration in 2016.
Cicchitto says Lake Monroe Village is up higher than the flood waters ever reached.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s opinion on how to manage Indiana’s state-owned forests.