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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for February

Published January 17, 2024

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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Recycle Holiday Lights at Five Rivers MetroParks

Updated January 2nd, 2024

Drop off lights at one of six locations and support the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation. Starting Dec. 1, Five Rivers MetroParks and Cohen Recycling are making the holidays greener by providing bins at seven MetroParks locations where residents can drop off holiday lights to be recycled. Recycling these lights supports MetroParks’ conservation mission, and Cohen […]

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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for January

Published December 18, 2023

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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6 tips to tackle your New Year’s resolutions outdoors this year

Updated December 14th, 2023

The new year has many people feeling the pressure to improve their lives by adopting new habits. “New Year, new you,” is the common trope associated with resolutions, although studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. So, rather than “new year, new you,” perhaps think, “new year, new habits” — and look to […]

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Save money and the planet on Secondhand Sunday

Published November 21, 2023

You’ve likely heard of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, but the Sunday following the two-day shopping frenzy ends with an invitation to craft, create and discover gently used items for yourself or others. Secondhand Sunday is the perfect occasion to save money and make sustainable choices when it comes to the holiday season. In […]

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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for December

Published November 20, 2023

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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Five Rivers MetroParks awarded $1.45 million for conservation work at two natural areas

Published November 2, 2023

Grant funds will support MetroParks’ mission to protect the region’s natural heritage. A new federal grant program will support Five Rivers MetroParks’ conservation work at Possum Creek MetroPark and Spring Run Conservation Area. The Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded MetroParks a $1.45 million grant to fund project activities at these natural areas in […]

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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for November

Published October 26, 2023

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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Know before you go: Tips to shrink line time, essentials to bring and more for this weekend’s Wagner Subaru Outdoor Ex...

Published October 4, 2023

The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, presented by Huffy, is this Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday Oct. 8 at Eastwood MetroPark. With nearly a dozen activities to try, live music, competitions, demonstrations and more, it’s best to plan ahead to maximize your experience during the festival. To ensure you have the best experience possible at the […]

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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for October

Published September 26, 2023

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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