National Center for Great Lakes Native American culture plans on hiking trail improvement

Portland, Indiana (ICC) June 2010

National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. is planning the first hiking trail improvement work days for 2010 on June 26 and 27 at the site just north of the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana.

Plans call for improving the main walking path by installing a culvert in the first low area, building a bridge across the spill way, and clearing brush and small stumps from the path.

A 4-wheeler, a generator (for charging power tools such as drills and saws) and some tools will be provided.  However, volunteers should bring any appropriate tools they have for the jobs at hand, such as drills, shovels, hoes, rakes, hammers, gas powered wood whackers, chain saws, hand tools, gloves, eye protection, heavy shoes or boots, long pants and long sleeves.  Also, bring insect repellant.

Volunteers wishing to do so may primitive camp on the NCGLNAC property.  Please come and help for the weekend, for a day or even for a few hours.

The National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

The Center is composed of Native and non-Native members whose mission is to preserve traditional Great Lakes Native American art, history and culture by helping pass those traditions on to Native people and by educating the general public about the importance of Great Lakes Native culture.

The first educational ethno botanical hiking trail was opened to the public in 2008.

For more information contact Claude Mille, Trail Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 810-794-4242.