The thought of standing on top of freezing cold water sends a shiver up outdoor recreation specialist and fishing expert Kelly Kingery’s spine. “I am not an avid ice angler,” she said. “I do know there are a lot of folks who love ice fishing and have done it for many years in a very […]

Using the outdoors as a source of creativity and inspiration Cydnie King has trained her son, 2, to bring her leaves. “Sometimes, we press them so I can draw them later on,” said the Fairborn-based artist and curatorial assistant at The Contemporary Dayton. It’s an appropriate task for her “little outdoorsman:” King began incorporating nature […]

  This winter’s flip-flopping temps and wet weather have probably resulted in many of your favorite natural surface trails being muddy. When this happens, regional park manager Mike Osborne encourages parkgoers to avoid these trails or take your adventures to the region’s many paved trails. “When there are muddy patches on trails, horse riders, bikers […]

The Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation has established the new Land Conservation Endowment Fund to support Five Rivers MetroParks’ conservation mission to protect the region’s natural heritage. Donations to the new endowment fund also will help MetroParks maintain the more than 16,000 acres the agency protects and strategically acquire properties that protect and connect parks and […]

Five Rivers MetroParks is accepting nominations for its seventh annual OUTStanding Teacher Award, open to Dayton-area classroom educators who teach any subject from pre-K through high school. Nominations are due Jan 31, 2022. A winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Rising Star (less than 10 years of teaching experience) Leader (10 […]

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 […]

Contributed by Carolyn Rice, Montgomery County Commissioner Have you decided on your 2022 New Year’s Resolution? Many people choose to focus on their physical health and make a resolution to lose weight, eat healthier or exercise more. But have you considered resolving to improve your mental health? We know that our Montgomery County community has […]

Perhaps the most underrated outdoor adventure season, winter is still a great time to explore the outdoors. Beautiful land formations, habitats and wildlife are on full display since there’s less foliage on the trees. Your family can do and explore so many things, you just need to  bundle up and plan ahead. Additionally, staying active […]

Five Rivers MetroParks hopes to collect 800 used holiday trees for an important conservation project that will bolster aquatic habitat and improve angling opportunities at Eastwood Lake. The public can recycle their trees by dropping them off at Eastwood MetroPark (lake side), 1401 Harshman Road, from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 to […]

For many, the holiday season means getting together with loved ones to celebrate with hearty meals, snacks and desserts. While everyone is cautiously aware of over-indulging in rich foods during the holidays, there is another thing to keep in mind that not only affects your health, but also affects the environment. According to the American […]

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