• Message from the Director

      As fall reaches its biggest splendor, the cooler days will lend themselves to some really enjoyable days in the parks. Many people feel this is the best time to enjoy the outdoors as wildlife are scurrying about preparing for winter, the leaves are changing, and the crisp air brings bright blue skies on clear days.  

      We had an outstanding Fall Farm Fest as over 12,000 people once again enjoyed Lost Creek Reserve in its full splendor of kids’ activities, farm demonstrations, the corn maze, good food and GREAT weather. If you were not able to make it, place it on your calendar next year for October 14-15.

      I hope you will be able to enjoy the great fall colors at your parks the next few weeks. Get out real soon, because the leaves will be gone. There should be some outstanding pictures taken, and I hope you share them with us so people can enjoy them on our Facebook or Instagram page. We will see you in the parks!

  • Upcoming Programs
    • Health Trekkers
    • Girls Scout Program "Junior - Geocacher Badge"
    • Nature Play Date "What's Under That Log?"
  • Park of the Month
    • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
    • ODNR Division of Wildlife Trapper Education Course
    • The Ohio Division of Wildlife is offering a trapper's certification course at Stillwater Prairie Reserve on November 5th from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Study materials will be provided in the class, but you will need to bring a pencil or pen and a highlighter. Your instructor will cover a range of topics, from conservation, safety, and ethics to the proper handling of trapping gear and more. All necessary equipment will be provided.

      Once you've completed the course work, you will be given a 10... (Read More)

    • Ohio Lights Out for the Birds Coming to a Close
    • Since the majority of birds have now finished their migration through Ohio, the “Lights Out” campaign is coming to a close. October 31st is the last official day of the campaign for the year. Thank you to all who participated this fall, you surely have positively impacted bird migration by helping reduce the number of bird fatalities. This campaign will start up again in spring when birds are migrating. Be sure to join in again March 15th – June 1st.  (Read More)
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