Five Rivers MetroParks staff members are working to decrease any potential negative ecological impact from hiking or other human visitation along their more than 74 miles of hiking trails.
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BE A “GOOD HIKER”
Stay on designated trails.
Keep your dog on a leash.
Clean your footwear before going to another park.
State and federally listed endangered and threatened species in the MetroParks:
Indiana bat (federal)
Seepage dancer, a type of damsel fly (state)
Yellow crowned night heron
Soft-leaf arrow wood,
Royal catch fly
Prairie drop seed