• Message from the Director

      Spring has officially arrived and the signs are popping up all over the parks. You can see and hear new birds along the trail. The wildflowers have started blooming, especially at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary and Maple Ridge Reserve. It’s also time for field trips to the parks for local students participating in our school programs. With warm temperatures and beautiful scenery, consider walking or running in the parks as a way to shed winter weight and prepare for the 2016 Trail Run Series.  

      Don’t forget to check our website or “like” us on Facebook to and find out how you can get your park picture in the paper. Our photo contest is going on all year.  I hope to see you in your parks!

  • Upcoming Programs
    • Biodiversity Photography
    • Naturalist Adventure Series "The Friendly Snake"
    • Health Trekkers
  • Park of the Month
    • Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary
    • Asthma Awareness Month
    • The month of May stimulates many of our senses, but none more so than smell.  We are constantly at the mercy of what the wind blows our way.  Most often we enjoy this experience, but for people with asthma, this can often be a tricky time to appreciate the outdoors.  For those who suffer from asthma there’s no denying the importance of identifying and avoiding triggers.  A number of outdoor allergens and irritants — ranging from pollen and mold to cold air and air pollution —... (Read More)

    • May is Bike Month!
    • Established in 1956, National Bike Month is celebrated to promote this lifelong activity and educate people on the many benefits of bicycling. Signature happenings during the month include National Bike week, May 16-20, and Bike to Work Day on May 20.  These events serve as opportunities to encourage all of us to get outside and experience the joys of biking.  There has been an increase in awareness around cycling’s impact on healthy lifestyles, sustainable practices and economic st... (Read More)

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