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Nature preserve at lake adds 69.5 acres

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday approved a 69.5-acre addition to the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve in Whitley County.

The announcement from the commission said the preserves now cover about 215 acres on the north side of the lake.

The commission also approved a 337-acre addition to Manitou Island Nature Preserve in Fulton County.

The DNR owns and manages the preserves.