Firewood program extended

The public can cut certain downed trees in designated areas at Brookville Lake and Whitewater Memorial State Park for firewood through March 31.

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. 

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.

Permit sales were scheduled to end on Feb. 28, but sales have been extended through March because firewood remains available.

Permits are available at the Mounds State Recreation Area and Whitewater Memorial State Park offices.

A firewood permit must be obtained for each load. Permits are not available on observed state holidays. Wood may be cut and removed between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 1-765-458-5565.

Firewood from state parks is for personal use only and cannot be sold.