Protect and clean green spaces in honor of Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks’ annual Adopt-a-Park.
Protect and clean green spaces in honor of Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2020 annual Adopt-a-Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Register online from March 1. Groups are encouraged to register early to ensure space at available sites.
Volunteers of all ages, accessibility levels and backgrounds join forces during MetroParks’ largest annual day of service to make parks and river corridors healthier, more attractive and friendlier places to visit. At more than two dozen sites throughout the Dayton area, volunteers will participate in projects aimed at improving the environment. During Adopt-a-Park, volunteers are needed to help clean and remove trash, make trail repairs, garden, removing invasive plant species and more.
“We see families, individuals, church groups, students and children participate in Adopt-a-Park. The community really comes out in full force, which is great because all this important work couldn’t be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers,” said Kepler. “It’s the perfect occasion to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Daytonians.”
During this year’s Adopt-a-Park, volunteers are needed to help clean and remove trash, make trail repairs, garden, remove invasive plant species and more. Project supplies will be provided. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Participants should bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch at RiverScape MetroPark, and project supplies will be provided.
Adopt-a-Park is the perfect occasion for the community to come together and celebrate all the amazing natural resources in Montgomery County with a day of service.
In 2018, nearly 2,200 volunteers planted 250 trees and 40 bulbs, cleared 35,000 lbs. of litter and debris, 6 miles of roadways, 27 miles of trails and 31 miles of waterways!
“There is so much accomplished during Adopt-a-Park to protect and beautify our parks, river corridors and greenspaces,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager for Five Rivers MetroParks. “I think the success of this event reflects the community’s support of MetroParks’ mission to protect the region’s natural heritage.”
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