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Make a Difference with Five Rivers MetroParks

Make a Difference with Five Rivers MetroParks
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to help spruce up parks as part of Make a Difference Day.

Make a Difference with Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks seeks community volunteers during national day of service

Five Rivers MetroParks will participate in this year’s national Make a Difference Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. 

Register online by Monday, Oct. 22.

Make a Difference Day

Community members of all ages will work at various sites throughout the Dayton area, including:

  • Habitat restoration and invasive plant removal at Adventure Central/Wesleyan, Aullwood, Carriage Hill, Cox Arboretum, Hills & Dales, Island, Possum Creek, Taylorsville and Wegerzyn MetroParks.
  • Garden and landscaping at Deeds Points, RiverScape and Wegerzyn Gardens MetroParks.
  • General and trail maintenance at Englewood and Island MetroParks
  • Garbage and debris removal at Adventure Central/Wesleyan, Englewood, Island and RiverScape MetroParks.
  • Reforestation projects at Carriage Hill, Eastwood, Englewood, Germantown and Sugarcreek MetroParks.

“Part of MetroParks’ mission is to protect the region’s natural heritage. With more than 16,000 acres to protect, we certainly need help from volunteers,” said Yvonne Dunphe, MetroParks volunteer coordinator. “Make a Difference Day is the perfect occasion to spend a beautiful fall day making a difference in one of our 18 clean, safe MetroParks.”

Local levy support makes up approximately 80 percent of Five Rivers MetroParks annual revenue, and the thousands of volunteers who work side-by-side with MetroParks’ staff help extend tax dollars and other resources.

Now in its 26th year, Make a Difference Day is one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide, with the common goal to improve the lives of others. Five Rivers MetroParks has participated in Make a Difference Day in different capacities for the past few years, and hopes to register 550 volunteers in 2018.

Registration is required and can be completed online. Participants should wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and the activity in which they are participating. Supplies will be provided, but individuals may bring gloves or water. Five Rivers MetroParks’ Make a Difference Day is sponsored by Universal 1 Credit Union.

ABOUT FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS

Celebrating more than 50 years of preserving green space and natural areas,  Five Rivers MetroParks is a nationally renowned park system composed of natural area parks, gardens, high-quality river corridors, urban parks and a network of recreation trails. Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region’s natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Educational programs and recreational opportunities are offered year-round for all ages. Five Rivers MetroParks is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. To learn more about Five Rivers MetroParks, log onto www.metroparks.org or call 937-275-PARK (7275).

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