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Five Rivers MetroParks strives to be an active force in the community. Below, you may find our press releases, staff articles and other messages that get picked up by the media.

Drop off lights at one of six locations and support the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation. Five Rivers MetroParks and Cohen Recycling are making the holidays greener by setting up holiday light recycling stations in six MetroParks locations in Montgomery County. Recycling holiday lights also supports MetroParks’ conservation mission, as Cohen will make a donation to […]

The Board of Park Commissioners of Five Rivers MetroParks, 409 E. Monument Avenue, 3rd Floor, Dayton, Ohio, is declaring its intent to dispose of surplus personal property, public auction. Five Rivers MetroParks wishes to dispose of certain unneeded, obsolete or unfit personal property by Public Auction and said disposal will be conducted at Carriage Hill […]

DAYTON, OH (Nov. 20, 2019) The public is invited to attend an open house and share thoughts about Wesleyan MetroPark. Attendees can drop in any time during the morning or evening sessions to provide their feedback. What: Public Meetings for Wesleyan MetroPark When: Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 6 to […]

MetroParks rangers, health and wellness, and conservation prgrams recognized by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. DAYTON, OH (Nov. 19, 2019) — Seven Five Rivers MetroParks rangers have been recognized as the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) Professionals of the Year for their response to the Oregon District mass shooting last August. Additionally, the park […]

Community partners — including Five Rivers MetroParks, the city of Dayton, the Miami Conservancy District and others — seek public input about the future of downtown Dayton’s riverfront during a Nov. 5 open house. The public can provide feedback about the further development of Sunrise MetroPark, 50 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., and the proposed creation […]

Like Audrey II in the movie “Little Shop of Horrors,” the callery pear tree is like an alien pod bent on taking over the world — well, if not the world, at least large swaths of our forests, grasslands, and parks. But University of Dayton master’s student Meg Maloney is determined to stop the spread […]

Indoor plants: Bring your ornamentals — like spider plants, ferns, ficus, rubber plants, tropical hibiscus and potted herbs — inside before the first killing frost. Water them heavily about two weeks before the frost to kill insects and disease, and re-pot the ones that have outgrown their containers. Remember, these plants will likely go into shock […]

The half-dozen or so plots at McGregor’s Garden on Helena Street in Dayton are framed by an elegant wrought iron fence. A large iron rabbit stenciled with the garden name keeps watch just to the right of the entrance gate. This 26-year-old garden, one of the oldest in the city, is welcoming and well-protected at […]

Last Saturday was the first Saturday of a new era at 2nd Street Market. Carroll Creek Farms has moved to the vendor space formerly occupied by founding vendor KJB Farms. KJB owner Jean Mattis has retired after 26 years with the Market and wanted to hand over her space to farmers who share her passion for […]

Indicators of climate change are in our faces like never before. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods and droughts are becoming more common and more intense. The ocean is warming at a rate 24 percent faster than normal and that rate is expected to rise. The average sea level is six to eight inches higher than it was in […]

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