• Message from the DirectorSpring has officially arrived and the parks are alive with the signs. Spring peepers are back and the wildflowers have started blooming,especially at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, Stillwater Prairie Reserve and Maple Ridge Reserve. Make sure when you’re out enjoying the beautiful spring sights, to Leave No Trace by leaving things the way you found them. That way others can enjoy.

      If you are trying to shed a few of those unwanted winter pounds, take to the trails for your daily walk or run. Changing up your workouts to include outdoor activitiy can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. If you are looking for motivation, take part in our sixth annual Trail Run Challenge 5k series – walkers and runners welcome!

      Don’t forget to check out our website and “like” us onFacebook to help Celebrate our 50th Anniversary by sharing your memories and to take part in our weekly Favorite Friday and Time Hop Tuesday posts. I hope to see you in Your Parks!

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  • Park of the Month
    • Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary
    • Wetlands – Learn! Explore! Take Action!
    • Your Miami County Parks contain valuable wetlands that help protect water quality and provide critical habitat for plants and wildlife. A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water either permanently or seasonally. They help improve water quality, increase water storage and supply, reduce flooding and provide critical habitat for plants,fish and wildlife. As a matter of fact, the wetland habitat sustains more life than almost any other ecosystem. They also provide a buffer between l... (Read More)

    • Water Safety
    • Summer is almost here and boating season is right around the corner. It’s a great time to remind everyone to be very careful when out on the water. The number one tip is to always wear a life jacket properly. It is the single best way to avoid a fatal drowning incident while out on the water. Wearing a life jacket while paddling is just like wearing a seatbelt while driving. If worn properly it may save your life. Other tips include letting someone “on shore” know when you are expecting to retur... (Read More)
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