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Five Rivers MetroParks Adopts 10-Year Master Plan

Updated May 16th, 2016

DAYTON, OH (April 15, 2016) — Five Rivers MetroParks’ Board of Park Commissioners approved the agency’s 10-year comprehensive master plan during its monthly meeting on Friday, April 15. The plan serves as a guide for the future of Five Rivers MetroParks and provides direction for implementing short- and long-term strategies and actions to best meet […]

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MetroParks Help Clean Air and Water

Updated May 11th, 2016

Five Rivers MetroParks manages some of the best natural areas in Montgomery County. But did you know these forests, wetlands and prairies are more than beautiful places to hike and watch wildlife? These habitats also help clean the local air and water through natural processes called ecosystem services. The plants in each habitat, along with […]

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Jenny Carroll, Volunteer Superstar

Updated May 11th, 2016

Volunteer Jenny Carroll is willing to bust out some dance moves to teach people about nature. “Jenny knows how to have fun and captivate a group,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager. “She is known for creating a version of the hokey pokey that demonstrates butterfly metamorphosis. Now, that’s dedication!” Carroll started volunteering with MetroParks in 2008 as a guide in the […]

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1,132 Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Updated May 5th, 2016

The U.S. Department of State and a two-person pipe organ repair company are among the 73 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses the League of American Bicyclists welcomes to the Bicycle Friendly America Program today. There are now 1,132 Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read More.

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Creating Youth Leaders through Growing, Sharing, and Selling Food

Updated May 5th, 2016

Teens and their families can learn about growing their own food by participating in our community gardening program, attending a gardening class, and visiting a garden park and Possum Creek MetroPark, where they can grow vegetables in the demonstration gardens. Dedicated City Beets volunteers are invited to stop by the farm at Possum Creek to […]

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Five Rivers MetroParks gets more green

Updated May 5th, 2016

All Five Rivers MetroParks 16 staffed facilities have been certified for the Dayton Regional Green Business Certification. MetroParks first certified its headquarters, 409 E. Monument Avenue, in 2014 and completed it at other facilities in 2015. The agency also has completed a five-year, agency-wide sustainability plan. Implementation has started and will continue through 2017. Read […]

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See the Buckeye State on the Buckeye Trail

Updated May 5th, 2016

Looping nearly 1,450 miles around the Buckeye State, the Buckeye Trail reaches into every corner of Ohio – from Cleveland to Toledo, don to Cincinnati and over to Akron, passing through scenic forests, historical sites, and charming towns. … Read Full Article

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Hidden Gems: Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark & Nature Sounds Playground

Updated May 5th, 2016

Spring has sprung! Time to head outdoors and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature coming back to life. Check out these two parks for a great way to spend a spring afternoon. … Read Full Article.

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Hiking Guide: 12 top trails in Dayton and nearby

Updated May 5th, 2016

Take a hike! Or, bike! No matter the season, Dayton has an abundance of beautiful nature that you need to experience. One of the best ways to do this is by getting outdoors and seeing all that Dayton has to offer. Here is a guide to the best places to hike, bike and get some […]

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How marijuana lights are teaching kids to love nature

Updated May 5th, 2016

Lights drugs dealers once used to give marijuana plants life are now helping grow an appreciation for nature at a center that has served at-risk youth and their parents in Dayton for more than a decade. Read More.

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