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EVENT DETAILS

Remove Invasive Plants at Shor Park |  Saturday, September 19 |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by Clermont Park District

Join our team to restore Shor Park’s native forest and prairie by cutting Chinese yam, honeysuckle, and other invasive plants. Enjoy a morning outdoors making a difference in a beautiful place. Bring water and dress to work outside. We will provide sanitized loppers, handsaws, and gloves, or bring your own. Please arrive on time for brief instruction. Meet at the shelter on your right as you drive into Shor Park from Tealtown Road. **Registration is required.** RSVP to rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov or call 513-760-8393.

Shor Park

4659 Tealtown Rd. 

Milford, OH 45150

 

Fall Plant Sale |  Saturday, September 19 |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by Boone County Arboretum

Get unbeatable deals at our highly anticipated Fall Plant Sale! FBCA will have discounted perennials and our visiting vendors will have amazing quality plants that are often hard to find anywhere else! To allow for more space and make social distancing easier Ammon Nursery in Burlington, KY has generously agreed to partner with Friends of Boone County Arboretum to host our Fall Plant Sale at their nursery! For everyone's safety social distancing, contactless temperature checks, and facemasks will be required.

Current updates to plant sale lists posted on our Facebook event page at the following link:

Plant Sale Event Page

Ammon Nursery

6089 Camp Ernst Rd. 

Burlington, KY 41005

Outdoor Family Fun with Messy Science |  Saturday, September 19 |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hosted by Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

Enjoy a messy science activity outdoors at the North Central Branch on September 19th at 10:30 am! No registration required.

North Central Branch

11109 Hamilton Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45231

Citizen Scientist |  September 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27 |  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center will offer outdoor programs (weather dependent) near the entrance of our Museum at 11AM (Impact Craters), 12PM (Catapults), and 1PM (Firework Painting), on Sept. 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. The programs will be lead by members of our science team and designed for kids to learn simple science concepts about physics, chemical reactions, and space. Tickets to programs are not required but entrance to the Museum itself requires admission. Please contact jaubin@cincymuseum.org with any questions.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

1301 Western Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45203

Fossil Fun and Creek Critters!  |  Sunday, September 20  |  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati Park Board

Explore Lick Run Creek with us this Great Outdoor Week! Get your feet wet, get a little muddy, look under and into the rocks for critters of the past… Fossils! Please wear sturdy, closed toed shoes (old sneakers, Keens ok). Meet at the Marian J. and Charles D. Lindberg Nature Center. Email gia.giammarinaro@cincinnati-oh.gov or call 513-231-8678 for more information. https://explorenature.regfox.com/greatoutdoorweek

California Woods Nature Preserve

5400 Kellogg Avenue 

Cincinnati, OH 45230

Explore the Night Sky: Make Your Own Planishpere (Star Chart) |  Tuesday, September 22 |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

Celebrate Great Outdoor Week 2020 by exploring the night sky at the Bond Hill Library. Take and make your own Planisphere (or star chart). Kits will be available 10am-6pm. A Planisphere has a rotating dial that shows which stars are in the sky at any particular time. No registration required

Bond Hill Branch

1740 Langdon Farm Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45237

'I Dig It' Thursday  |  Thursday, September 24  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Join Keep Cincinnati Beautiful this fall and help plant trees in the neighborhood with the lowest tree canopy in the city: Camp Washington. To prep for tree planting along Massachusetts Avenue, we need to do a cleanup! We'll be cutting back overgrown sidewalk weeds and cleaning up trash and dumped items. We'll also begin prep holes for tree planting! Please wear 'cleanup attire': Closed-toe shoes, clothes you don't mind getting dirty (we recommend pants and long sleeves). Layers and any clothing you can move in freely is great for an outdoor cleanup. Bring your own reusable water bottle and any snacks if needed for the duration of the cleanup. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will provide all necessary tools and gear to complete the tasks. Gloves, litter sticks, trash bags, shovels, hand sanitizer, etc. are all provided. We are requiring masks or facial coverings for our volunteers. Please bring your mask and your 'ready to work' attitude. Parking is available on-street along Massachusetts Ave and surrounding streets. Meet us at 2900 Massachusetts Avenue at the playground. https://goo.gl/maps/gfMGU4jMbJ9XnHF19 *You MUST register ahead of time via our website to participate and sign our liability waiver* http://cerv.is/m?0110x52

Camp Washington; Massachusetts Playground

2900 Massachusetts Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45225

Outdoor Library Campout  |  Thursday, September 24  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

S'mores, compasses, and story walks, oh my! Families with children (up to grade 7) join Ms. Kim and Ms. Cara outside the Cheviot branch library for camping activities. All materials will be provided. Please dress for being outdoors the whole time.

Cheviot Branch Library

3711 Robb Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Public Orchard Orientation  |  Thursday, September 24  |  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted by The Common Orchard Project

Orchard Orientation - Over the past 3 years we have installed 10 orchards in Cincinnati. This Fall we plan to install 10 more orchards. Get to know the state of Public Orchards in Cincinnati! This will be an educational discussion on sustainable orcharding. With a short presentation on Fruit Tree care and growth, as well as organic and regenerative considerations. Walk around the orchard, learn about the various plants and their contributions to the health of the orchard, and learn more about the future plans of the Common Orchard Project and ways to be involved this Fall and beyond! The Orchard is on a vacant lot, located at 4533 Glenway Ave. Park on Schiff Avenue and walk into the orchard. Please wear a mask as sometimes while showing plants we might get closer.

Vacant Lot Orchard on Schiff

4533 Glenway Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45205

BYOBreakfast on the Bridge  |  Friday, September 25  |  7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hosted by Tri-State Trails

National Bike to Work Day was rescheduled from May to September this year because of COVID-19. Everyone is riding bikes now, so we’re going to try to celebrate with the eleventh annual Breakfast on the Bridge. Change up your “new normal” commute and ride your bike downtown for a morning of fun. This year has a new twist–Bring Your Own Breakfast–so we can keep things safe during the pandemic. We’re going to try to give out coffee by having one person pouring. Check back here the night before to make sure we are still meeting. We’ll follow whatever health guidelines are recommended at the time. Plan to wear a mask (time to bring out the bike print one!) and maintain 6′ physical distance from others. There’s plenty of space on this windy bridge to spread out and talk bikes.

Purple People Bridge

425 York St. 

Newport, KY 41071

BioBlitz |  Friday, September 25 |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hosted by Gorman Heritage Farm

Walk, fly, or crawl on over to Gorman Heritage Farm located at 10052 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241. Join us in our first Bio Blitz here on the farm! At this event, the community will join together to observe and record as many species on the farm as possible within the time scheduled! While at the Bio Blitz, you will use your smart phone to take pictures of different organisms using an app called iNaturalist. This app will help you identify different species and keep a total count of all the living things we find on our farm! This event is designed for ages 12 and up, but younger ones can work with an adult! Each participant will need a ticket for this event, so be sure to register the number of adults and children in your party on our website, gormanfarm.org.

Gorman Heritage Farm

10052 Reading Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Native American Tales by the Campfire  |  Friday, September 25  |  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati Park Board

Join us as part of Great Outdoor Weekend with the 6th annual family friendly evening program enjoying a crackling campfire during the waxing gibbous moon. Audience participation make the stories come to life. The program includes a short break to toast marshmallows provided by our Naturalist staff. At the end, venture on a short night hike. Meet at the amphitheater. Cancelled if rain. Free but reservations required before September 23 at: https://explorenature.regfox.com/greatoutdoorweek Call 513-761-4313 or email olivia.canada@cincinnati-oh.gov for more information. 

Caldwell Nature Preserve

430 W North Bend Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45216

Mill Creek BioBlitz/Species Count - EXPLORE the Watershed  |  Saturday, September 26   |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

Walk the trails at Salway Park and learn about local species. Make observations using iNaturalist app and capture
data to be included in the 2020 Mill Creek Bioblitz/Species Count. Explore macroinvertebrates in the creek with
Education Director Anne Lyon (two sessions; 9:00 - 10:00 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am). Estimated Number of participants: 20+

Cost of Activities: FREE (registration available at: https://2020-run-the-riffles.eventbrite.com/)

Point of Contact: Linda Keller (lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org)
Open to all ages. Paddlers must be over 18 or with a parent. Greenway trail Mill Creek Urban Hike and BioBlitz/Species Count are accessible to strollers & wheelchairs, other activities would present a significant challenge

Salway Park

4336 Spring Grove Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Mill Creek Mile Kayak Time Trials  |  Saturday, September 26   |  9:00 AM -  12:00 PM

Hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

An around-the-buoys kayak race on the flat water between the Salway riffles. Start at the gate at river mile 5.18, paddle
upstream and turn at a buoy (mile 5.30) just below the upstream riffle, paddle down to a buoy (mile 4.62) just up from the
downstream riffle, then paddle back up to the main Salway access (mile 4.78). Participants bring own boat. Estimated Number of participants: 30 (register on Eventbrite)

Cost of Activities: FREE (registration available at: https://2020-run-the-riffles.eventbrite.com/)

Point of Contact: Linda Keller (lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org)
Open to all ages. Paddlers must be over 18 or with a parent. Greenway trail Mill Creek Urban Hike and BioBlitz/Species Count are accessible to strollers & wheelchairs, other activities would present a significant challenge

Salway Park

4336 Spring Grove Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Women Sharing the Outdoors: Outdoors Skills Sampler  |  Saturday, September 26   |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Hosted by Mt. Healthy Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America

Women Sharing the Outdoors program is designed to provide a FUN and supportive atmosphere where women (and girls ages 16 +) feel comfortable learning outdoor skills such as archery, canoeing, shooting, orienteering, campfire cooking and fishing to name a few. The encouraging, hands-on and non-competitive learning environment builds confidence in our participants from all abilities and backgrounds. This FREE onsite one day event, “Outdoor Skills Sampler”, has female instructors teaching 4 rotating introductory stations of fishing, shotgun trap and handgun target shooting plus archery. Participants can opt out of any station if desired; no pressure, no stress. Door prizes and giveaway bags are given out at the end of the event. If you are a woman who: * has never tried these activities but hoped for an opportunity to learn. * is a beginner and wants to improve your skills. * enjoys the camaraderie of like-minded individuals ...then this event is for you! Only 30 spots available! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-sharing-the-outdoors-outdoor-skills-sampler-tickets-119504510207 

Outdoor Skills Sampler for Women

3504 Bevis Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45251

Bike Safety Checks  |  Saturday, September 26   |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Hosted by Queen City Bike

Wheel be set up at the Covington Farmers' Market (Third and Court) with information and resources for riders of all abilities! Bring your bike for a safety check and learn some basic maintenance to keep things rolling smoothly. Full service not available, recommendations will be given in the event of needed repairs. 

Covington Farmer's Market

116 E. Third St.

Covington, KY 41011

Family Canoe Float  |  Saturday, September 26   |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Hosted by Clermont Park District

Enjoy a guided canoe trip on the Ohio River. After brief instruction and paddling practice, we'll adventure upriver from Chilo Lock 34 Park and explore the backwaters of Crooked Run Nature Preserve. Discover local river history, spot wildlife and learn about river habitats. Children 8 and over are welcome! Families need to be able to carry their own canoe, get in and out of the canoe independently, and walk through shallow water. Meet at the boat ramp at Chilo Lock 34 Park (Google pin https://goo.gl/maps/DzsX1v8gJzbJtAZM6) **Registration is required.** RSVP to rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov or call 513-760-8393. 

Chilo Lock #34 Park

521 County Park Rd.

Chilo, OH 45112

Guided Phenology/Nature Tour-Ruder Preserve  |  Saturday, September 26   |  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by Three Valley Conservation Trust

Three Valley Conservation Trust(TVCT) invites you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Ruder Preserve along our newly installed boardwalk in Oxford, Ohio. Come observe how TVCT is actively pursuing conservation and habitat restoration at Ruder and beyond. Suellen Albert and Adriane Ruther will give short guided tours highlighting phenology and native species on Saturday, September 26 from 10AM-3PM. Throughout the week (9/19-9/27), visitors may come for self-guided tours along the boardwalk using temporary, interactive signage. Helen S. Ruder Preserve is located at the corner of Bonham Road and Shadowy Hills Drive in Oxford, OH. Accessible parking is available on-site, off of Shadowy Hills Drive. Additional/non-accessible parking is a short walk away at Leonard Howell Park, which is northeast of Ruder along Bonham Road. The boardwalk is both wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Helen S. Ruder Preserve

Shadowy Hills Dr. at Bonham Rd

Oxford, OH 45056

Storytime in Your Park  |  Saturday, September 26   |  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

Let’s celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Cincinnati Parks! Join us for a special nature themed storytime at a park near you. Participation will be limited to 10 and advanced registration is required. Visit  https://cincinnatiparks.regfox.com/story-times-in-parks  for more information or to reserve your spot.

Autumn Native Plant Sale |  Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27   |  10:00 AM -  5:00 PM

Hosted by Cincinnati Nature Center

https://calendar.cincynature.org/event/autumn-native-plant-sale-at-the-nature-shop/?instance_id=12135 Join us from 10am-5pm starting on September 26th and 27th in our Autumn Native Plant Sale. To attend you must preregister a time to visit Rowe Woods (https://www.cincynature.org/visit-us/register-to-visit-rowe-woods-8/register-to-visit-for-non-members-28/). Autumn is the best time to plant native trees, shrubs, and plants! Choose from more than 30 native varieties and turn your yard into an eco-friendly garden for pollinators and other wildlife. Plant now and you’ll be at least three weeks ahead this spring! Plants will continually be restocked. 100% of store proceeds support our mission. Register for a visiting time on our website. https://www.cincynature.org/visit-us/register-to-visit-rowe-woods-8/register-to-visit-for-non-members-28/

Cincinnati Nature Center

4949 Tealtown Rd.

Milford, OH 45150

Mill Creek Urban Hike |  Saturday, September 26   |  11:00 AM -  2:00 PM

Hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

We will be hiking along the Mill Creek Greenway trail with Restoration Project Director Dr. Kottler, investigating
ecosystems as well as the built environment along the trail. We will be looking at some of the restoration projects in
the creek as well as some of the installation’s along the trail. These include the constructed riffles that mitigate the
low head dam that cuts across Mill Creek, the edible forest garden located on the banks of Mill Creek at Freedom
Tree, as well as discussing the CSO’s (Combined Sewer Overflows) that we will pass along the way. Estimated Number of participants: 20

Cost of Activities: FREE (registration available at: https://2020-run-the-riffles.eventbrite.com/)

Point of Contact: Linda Keller (lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org)
Open to all ages. Paddlers must be over 18 or with a parent. Greenway trail Mill Creek Urban Hike and BioBlitz/Species Count are accessible to strollers & wheelchairs, other activities would present a significant challenge

Salway Park

4336 Spring Grove Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Mill Creek Mini Urban Stream Adventure by Canoe |  Saturday, September 26   |  11:00 AM -  2:30 PM

Hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

A "mini" Urban Stream Adventure from Salway to Yellow Bridge. Put-in at Salway main ramp, paddle down to Yellow
Bridge (~1.3 mile). This is a Paddle/Peddle Loop trip, with the return trip back to Salway on bike or by foot.
Estimated Number of participants: 20 (register on Eventbrite)

Cost of Activities: FREE (registration available at: https://2020-run-the-riffles.eventbrite.com/)

Point of Contact: Linda Keller (lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org)
Open to all ages. Paddlers must be over 18 or with a parent. Greenway trail Mill Creek Urban Hike and BioBlitz/Species Count are accessible to strollers & wheelchairs, other activities would present a significant challenge

Salway Park

4336 Spring Grove Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Mill Creek Up-Stream Paddle Adventure by Canoe |  Saturday, September 26   |  11:30 AM -  2:30 PM

Hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

Experience the Mill Creek by paddling upstream from Salway Park to a small sandbar just below the Clifton Avenue
Bridge. A short and easy paddle with a stop on a sand bar for exploration. Round trip, put-in and take-out, from
Salway boat ramp. Estimated Number of participants: 20 (register on Eventbrite or walk-in)

Cost of Activities: FREE (registration available at: https://2020-run-the-riffles.eventbrite.com/)

Point of Contact: Linda Keller (lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org)
Open to all ages. Paddlers must be over 18 or with a parent. Greenway trail Mill Creek Urban Hike and BioBlitz/Species Count are accessible to strollers & wheelchairs, other activities would present a significant challenge

Salway Park

4336 Spring Grove Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

 

Canoeing and Camping Skills  |  Saturday, September 26   |  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Hosted by Cincinnati Park Board

FREE GOW Canoeing and Camping Skills Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220 Saturday September 26th, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 4:00 p.m. In partnership with the Cincinnati Parks, the Camping and Education Foundation staff leads canoeing (all equipment provided) and various hands-on camping skills. The last canoeing session begins at 3:30pm. Park on Brookline Dr. off of Ludlow/Jefferson Ave. Call 513-772-7479 for information. https://explorenature.regfox.com/greatoutdoorweek

Burnet Woods

3251 Brookline Dr.

Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Great Long Branch Scavenger Hunt  |  Saturday, September 26   |  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Hosted by Cincinnati Nature Center

This in-person program will provide families with things to search for along our Long Branch trails. Naturalists will be around to get families started and answer questions. After completing the scavenger hunt, families can return to the start to earn a prize. 

Register here: https://8271a.blackbaudhosting.com/8271a/The-Great-Long-Branch-Scavenger-Hunt

Long Branch Farm

6926 Gaynor Rd.

Goshen, OH 45122

Raptor Inc. Open House  |  Sunday, September 27  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by Raptor Inc.

RAPTOR Inc. will open our doors on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm so guests can get a behind the scenes look at the Raptor Center. Educators will be available to welcome guests, lead tours, conduct educational programs with our avian ambassadors, share biological artifacts, and answer questions. Guests can participate in special activity stations and shop for merchandise. The Open House is FUN and FREE! Reservations are required and can be made at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P77SW2X.

Raptor Inc.

961 Barg Salt Run Rd.

Milford, OH 45150

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