Earth Day Fun in Dayton

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 26, but did you know April is actually Earth Month? Here’s the lowdown of eco-fun ways to celebrate in Dayton!


 Tree Fest

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am-Noon
Speak for the trees, as the Lorax says, by putting down some roots at this yearly event! Plant trees and clean up the park, talk with firefighters, meet City officials, and enjoy giving back to planet earth! Bring gloves, shovels and a watering container if you have them! Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location:  Pondview Park, 2320 Pondview Drive, Kettering 

Raptor Center Earth Day Baby Shower

Sunday April 28, 2:00- 4:00 pm
It’s Earth Day and we are celebrating Raptor style. To help the Raptor Center get ready for the influx of baby birds that need a bit of TLC every Spring, we are throwing a baby shower! Visit the Raptor Center at 2pm for a program featuring many of our avian ambassadors. Make a donation to the Raptor Center by “fostering a baby” or bringing a gift from our wishlist.
Location: Glen Helen Raptor Center, 1075 Ohio 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Earth Day Celebration at Five Rivers MetroParks’

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am- Noon
Volunteers of all ages, accessibility levels and backgrounds will tackle more than 30 projects at different sites. Projects include trash removal, repairs to trails, removal of invasive species, cleaning garden beds and more. These projects will improve the environment and beautify the region’s natural areas.Volunteers will be provided project supplies, gloves and trash bags. Participants should bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.
Location: RiverScape MetroPark

The Carolyn Kimes Tree Seedling Giveaway

Friday, April 19, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Commemorate Earth Day with free tree seedlings while supplies last! This project is brought to you with the support of the Montgomery and Miami County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Rush Creek Gardens. Free.
Location: 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St., Dayton, OH, 45402

Glen Helen Annual 5k-10k

Sunday, April 28, 10:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day by running or walking the trails, fire road, and meadows within Glen Helen. Be an Empress of the Earth, a Warrior for Wildlife, a Captain of Conservation! All participants are encouraged to dress as Superheroes of Nature. Use your imagination or come in costume as your favorite superhero.Price: 5k $25 / 10k $30. Day of Race, $35
Location: Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, 1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs


Photograph by Tina Spencer, titled Mother Daughter Flower Butterfly 5k-10k 2015

Glen Helen 5k-10k



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