• Message from the Director

      It looks like the warmer weather has finally arrived and the Parks are starting to come alive with the signs of spring. The wildflowers will soon be aplenty, especially at the Garbry Sanctuary, Maple Ridge and Stillwater Prairie Rangeline Access. We have also seen and heard many new birds while out on the trails. There is so much to see as we watch nature make the transition from winter to spring.

      It will now be much more enjoyable to be outside walking or running in the Parks. Renew your effort to improve your health and fitness by stepping out onto the trail and participating in our Trail Run Challenge. Earth Action Month is also just around the corner. We are extremely fortunate that many volunteers have signed up to participate by planting trees, picking up trash and removing invasive plants. Check out the Earth Action Month web page or “like” us on Facebook to find out how you or your group can participate. I hope to see you in Your Parks!!


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    • EZ Cook EZ Clean Backpacking Meals
    • Healthy Horses, Healthy Environment
    • The Big Pull
  • Park of the Month
    • Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary
    • Register for the Wetland Wildlife Habitat Workshop Today!
    • A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve wildlife habitat on their property.   The Wetland Wildlife Habitat Workshop is the latest in the series and will take place on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Upper Valley JVS which is located at 8811 Career Drive Piqua, OH 45356.  Participants will spend the first half of the workshop indoors and the second half at the Willowbrook Environmental Education property wetlands to experie... (Read More)


    • Volunteers in Action: Thank You Kohl's Cares!
    • A big thanks goes out to Kohl's Cares who helped plant 16 mature trees at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve on Tuesday morning as part of Earth Action Month! They also provided $1,500 in order to purchase these trees. Check out this short story from Channel Seven News to learn more. Thanks Kohl's Cares!! (Read More)
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