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Friends of Warren County Park District

LIZARD WEEK! 
This week's theme is LIZARDS! Follow us on Facebook for fun activities related to the weekly theme, and if you are tracking your children's time spent outdoors for the 100-Hours-Outside Challenge, make sure to mark off that you have done a lizard-themed activity to get a bonus entry for the grand prize drawing at the end of summer, a family canoe trip from Loveland Canoe and Kayak! Start this week's challenge by checking out the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Reptiles of Ohio field guide or by reading this week's Species Spotlight about Warren County's SKINKS by Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Dave Woehr. ~Naturalist Shannon 
WARREN COUNTY SUMMER BIOBLITZ
We are only a few weeks into our county-wide BioBlitz and are already getting fantastic results with 436 unique species having been identified so far! This is a fun and easy project that YOU can help with, either on your own, or with a group (church friends, scouts, neighbors, etc.). By sharing your observations, you will create research-quality data for professional ecologists and help us learn what is living in the area. Yellow sweetclover has been the most often identified species so far, with eastern cottontails and mower's mushrooms not far behind. What are you seeing in YOUR corner of the county? Upload your observations today!
SPONSORS WANTED!
As our community outreach programs grow, we are looking for prizes for kids who participate in our summer programs. We would love to help promote your organization through our Tech-Free Tuesdays and 100-Hours Outside Summer Challenge! For the past several years, Blooms and Berries Farm Market has graciously donated "Fall on the Farm" passes to their awesome autumn festival, and Loveland Canoe and Kayak has provided a family canoe trip on the river for our grand prize. We aim for prizes that contribute to our goal of getting kids unplugged and outdoors! If you have a connection with a local business and would like to donate something, please reach out
  • Frisbees, water bottles, balls, bags, stickers, etc. with your company's logo  
  • Free child's ice cream cone or treat at a local restaurant
  • Coupon for X% off a purchase at a local store
  • Passes to a fun event that your organization sponsors
  • Something else fun and creative!
HELP WATER NATIVE PLANTS AT WC ARMCO PARK
We were awarded dozens of native plant plugs through Project Wingspan. They were planted on 5/25/21, and we need help watering them daily through mid-July so they become well established! The Solar Pollinator Habitat is located at Warren Co. Armco Park, 1223 St. Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036. Follow signs to the boat dock. 

More info OR sign up to help water

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY
Your financial support will enable us to meet our goals and continue our mission to support the Warren County Park District. Friends of WCPD is a tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization. Individual memberships are $15.00. Additional donations are greatly appreciated! 

Our programs' success is because of our wonderful supporters, including Friends of the WCPD, Park Staff and Commissioners, local nature professionals, and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists. If you know a teen looking for community service hours, please contact us!  

There are many ways you can become involved!
  • Assist with Nature Programs
  • Help with Hisey Fall Festival
  • Help with Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Help Facilitate the Concert Series at Landen-Deerfield Park
  • Provide Technical Support & Website Management
  • Help with the Youth Fishing Derby
  • Promote our Events on Social Media
  • Serve on the FWCPD Board
  • Solicit Event Sponsorship

For more information, drop us a line.

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Friends of Warren County Park District is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working as a volunteer effort to support and promote the parks in the Warren County Park District. Our mailing address is 1267 N. State Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036.

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