Boot Lake prairie hike planned

County parks officials are organizing a hike through Boot Lake Nature Preserve on Friday.

ELKHART — County parks officials are organizing a hike through Boot Lake Nature Preserve on Friday to show off the area’s prairie ecosystem.

“Prairies are a unique ecosystem consisting of many diverse species of plants,” a release from the department says. “We are blessed as citizens of Elkhart County to have prairies right here in our own backyard.”

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