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April 19 - 27, 2014
Help us Help the Earth

There are many ways that each of us can help to help the Earth as we celebrate Earth Week:

Participate in one or more of the fun nature-oriented programs offered this week featuring biking, birding, hiking, day trips, photography and more. Get involved and help during an Adopt a Beach Cleanup. Programs are held at various park locations.

Then attend our Earth Day celebration at Penitentiary Glen Reservation on April 27 from noon to 4 pm.


Adopt a Beach Clean-Up
Do your part for the environment by helping clean up the Lake Metroparks shoreline parks. Trash will be picked up and documented for current studies
of the Great Lakes. Supplies provided.
All ages (younger than 18 with adult) •  FREE

Lake Erie Bluffs (Lane Road entrance)
April 26 • 10 am to noon

Arcola Creek Park
April 27 • 10 amto noon

Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road entrance)
April 28 • 6 to 8 pm

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
May 3 • 1to 3 pm

Lakeshore Reservation.
May 4 • 12 to 2 pm

Lakefront Lodge
May 7 • 6 to 8 pm


For more information, contact Leigh Garam. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the volunteer office at 440-585-3418.

Build a Rain Barrel
Lake County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Bldg.
April 24, 2014
7 to 8 pm • Fee • Registration required

Rain barrels are a smart way to save money on your utility bills and protect water quality in streams and Lake Erie. They are a simple rainwater collection system that saves precipitation for non-consumption uses. If you have a downspout, put it to work for you.

Click here for upcoming workshops available to help you build and install a rain barrel.

Spring Art Show - The Alchemy of Art by Giovanni Bocchieri
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
March 29 through May 25, 2014 • FREE • 9 am to 5 pm

Let local artist Giovanni Bocchieri take you on a creative journey “in the shadow of Leonardo” in this one-man show featuring leaf alchemy, paintings, jewelry and more.

The use of contrasting textures and patterns as well as vivid color imagery allows the viewer an ever-changing aesthetic exploration. His extensive travels in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean have given him exposure to diverse styles of art which have significantly influenced his own approach to drawing and painting.

Artwork by Giovanni Boccieri is available for purchase.


23nd Annual Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race

Begin at Harpersfield Covered Bridge
8 am to 2 pm
Fee and registration required

Bird Walk
Chagrin River Park
8 to 10 am
FREE • Registration required


Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Lake Erie Bluffs
7:30 to 10 am • FREE • Registration required


Fun Day Monday -- Spring Break
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
Noon to 4 pm • FREE • Registration not required


Chair Factory Falls Hike
Environmental Learning Center
7 to 8 pm • $5 • Registration required

Western Reserve Photographic Society monthly meeting
Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
7 to 10 pm • FREE • Registration not required


Trail Cart Ride and Bingo (50+)
Chapin Forest Reservation
10 am to noon pm • $5 • Registration required

Thursday Evening Social Bike Ride
Veterans Park
6 to 7:30 pm • $5 • Registration required


Wildflower Walk
1 to 3 pm • FREE • Registration required

Gorge Hike
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
1:30 to 4 pm • FREE • Registration required


Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Lake Erie Bluffs
7:30 to 10 am • FREE • Registration required

Children’s Bike Safety
Environmental Learning Center
10 am to noon • $5 • Registration required

Earth Day Celebration

Presented by
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
Noon to 4 pm • FREE • No registration required!

Earth Day celebrations

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Earth Day activities Noon to 4:00 pm

Our annual environmental eco-fair showcases local conservation organizations with hands-on activities. Enjoy kids' eco-crafts, visit live animals at the Wildlife Center, play outdoor games and much more!
Food, hikes and lots of fun!

Shop The Nature Store and take a train ride (weather permitting).


Discount Drug Mart
Good Nature Organic Lawn Care
Renewal by Andersen

Media support from
County Kids Magazine

Today’s Family Magazine

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The News-Herald
County Kids Magazine

1330 AM WELW
Today’s Family Magazine

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