About Hardy Lake

Friends Group provides a unique support system for DNR properties. Members are people who love our parks and reservoirs and want to help keep them healthy for future generations. Our friends group volunteers to help with events, work on trails, conduct fundraisers for specific projects and offer other financial support for the purchase of equipment, supplies or other materials as needed. In the process, the people who belong to these groups meet new people, have opportunities to learn and grow and gain the satisfaction of helping support our sites.

The Hardy Lake Friends Group meets on the third Monday of every month at the Hardy Lake Main Office.


Jim Steele – President

Brian Crafton – Vice President

Patty Steele – Treasurer

Diana Gibson – Secretary

Vicky Bordner – Volunteer Coordinator

Veronica McIntosh – Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of Hardy Lake is a not for profit, 501 (c)(3) group, organized to support the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center, Hardy Lake, and its Interpretive Educational Programs. There is no cost to join this group all we ask is some of your time, talents, or ideas.