About: Open the doors of nature for city teens to strengthen their connection with self and others and create the next generation of healthy outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.
Current Projects: Saturday outdoor adventures for urban teens, Crew Cares nature therapy
Caesar Creek Lake
About: Caesar Creek Lake operates for flood reduction, recreation, water supply, fish and wildlife conservation and to augment natural low flow conditions downstream of the dam in the interest of water quality. The lake serves as one unit within the Corps of Engineers comprehensive plan for the Ohio River Basin, to reduce flood stages downstream.
Current projects: The Caesar Creek Visitor Center is in the first Phase of opening. New displays are under construction. For now the lobby is opened 8-4 every day to ask questions and speak to a ranger.
City of Lebanon, Ohio
About: To enhance the quality of life in our community by providing high-quality and cost-effective services, while maintaining the public trust through sound stewardship of our resources.
Current Projects: Together We Thrive: A Community Wellness Initiative. Together We Thrive is about creating a vibrant community through all aspects of healthy living. This includes physical activity, mental health, nutrition, stress management, importance of sleep routines and more.
Lebanon Parks is challenging you to get outside and enjoy the spring weather with the Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge, where you’ll explore Lebanon’s 17 unique parks that cover over 600 acres. The Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge includes activities that are fun for all ages, ranging from having a picnic in a Lebanon Park to hiking or biking a 3.6 mile section of the Lebanon Countryside Trail. Complete the challenges and win prizes (prize options for all ages). The Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge runs from April 1 – September 11,
Lebanon Community Conversations. Sponsored by the City of Lebanon and in partnership with Hakim Oliver, Lebanon Community Conversations - Bridging Stories is intended to facilitate positive interaction and conversations to build a stronger community. Participants will be led through discussions and introspective activities during each session to recognize what makes each person unique through their history and experiences, and learn how we can create a vibrant, inclusive and understanding community.
The City’s Parks Department also has a wide variety of programming scheduled for our parks including educational events, family-fun events, volunteer days and free fitness classes. Information about all programs can be found on our website, lebanonohio.gov.
Creation Justice Ministries
About: Creation Justice Ministries educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations, congregations and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God's creation.
Friends of Caesar Creek
About: An independent, volunteer organization dedicated to supporting educational and environmental concerns of the Caesar Creek Lake Park through public educational programs, activities and financial support.
New project Summary – Helping prairie re-establishment to effectively improve aged native prairie habitat for pollinators and wildlife. The prairie habitat will be renovated, setting back succession and eliminating invasive species. The work will include developing methods and techniques, that will improve the diversity and quality of habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Early prairie plantings at Caesar Creek had limited diversity and few forbs, which are desirable and critical for pollinators. The project will introduce and re-plant a variety of high quality plants that will specifically benefit pollinators and improve the wildlife and recreational benefits of the 45 acres of prairies at Caesar Creek Lake.
Gorman Heritage Farm
About: Gorman Heritage Farm is to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment.
Current Projects: self guided tours, school field trips, group tours, virtual programs, farm-to-classroom, community and family programs, scout programs, Row by Row Dinner, Sunflower Festival
Miller Ecological Park
Japanese Friendship Garden
About: The Will and Harriet Miller Ecological Park is a city park in Lebanon, Ohio. In 1993, Edwin and Margaret Miller sold the property to Lebanon City at a reduced cost so that a park would be built here in memory of parents, Will and Harriet Miller. During the development of the 2008 City of Lebanon Master Plan for City Parks, it was decided that Miller Park would become an Ecological Park. A fund was created through the Warren County Foundation in August 2009 to support projects that would assist in building the park.
Current Project: Miller Ecological Park in Lebanon, OH and Matsunami Park in Ishinomaki, Japan are Friendship Parks. To further celebrate this friendship, as well as provide a place of peaceful beauty, mental health wellness and continual respect for nature and the native ecology, plans for a Japanese-style friendship garden are in the works for Miller Park. Please help us make this gift of nature for our community possible by making a donation or by volunteering your time.
When you click on the the Donate button, PLEASE CHOOSE THE DROP-DOWN, JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP PARK.
On the same page, if you choose to mail in a donation, PLEASE BE SURE TO DESIGNATE JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP PARK to make sure it gets to the proper designation.
Lebanon High School Ecology Club
About: The Lebanon High School Ecology Club is a student-led organization geared towards making our school and community a more
environmentally conscious and ecologically friendly place to be. From educating our members on the little ways they can make a difference to initiating large-scale projects, the LHS Ecology Club works to establish easy and affordable ways to keep our community sustainable and our carbon footprint low.
Current Project: Bottle Cap project - Collecting bottle caps with which to create a bottle cap bench to put in Miller Park. To support this project, please drop off your collection of bottle caps at the Lebanon High School office to the attention of Randi Michna.
Lebanon High School LEOs
About: “Leadership, Experience, Opportunity.” That’s what makes a Leo. As the youngest members of Lions Clubs International, Leos embody the best qualities of our incredible organization. They are devoted young people who realize the power of action. Together, Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership — one of mutual respect where Lions learn from the innovative insights of Leos, and where Leos gain access to the proven strategies of those who’ve successfully served the world for decades. The LHS LEOS is the student branch of the Lebanon Lions Club, Lebanon, Ohio, USA.
Current Project: Our Leo Club is working on a recycling project in conjunction with Trex to build a bench. WE NEED BAGS!! We need to collect 300 more pounds in the next 3 months. See the poster below for the kind of bags we need. Sibcy Cline has a drop off box or you can drop off inside the door at Lebanon Krogers after you weigh them and let us know how many pounds dropped off.
Little Miami Conservancy
About: The Little Miami Conservancy (LMC), formerly known as Little Miami, Inc. (LMI), was founded in 1967 as a 501c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River.
Current Projects: Annually LMC holds the Lower Little Miami Clean Sweep, removing tires and trash, returning the Little Miami to its "wild and scenic nature" Join us by emailing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preserve the spirituality through ceremonies, spiritual dances, and the preservation of Sacred Grounds. Heighten public awareness through education, the annual Keeping Of The Tradition Pow Wow, an Elders' Speak Program, and Press Releases.
Ohio State University Extension,
About: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.
Going Green: go.osu.edu/going-green-in-warren-co
OSU Extension web page with local recycling information and initiatives in and around Warren County with the intent to reduce the amount of waste going into the garbage.
About: Thimble Gardens in Historic Lebanon brings you an eclectic array of home goods and botanical. Local Handmade Artisans under one roof to offer amazing one of a kind items and workshops.
Gold Sponsor: David Poliachik
Silver Sponsor: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Bronze Sponsors: Steve Brady, Brooke Handley, Darlene McLain, Miami Valley Council of Native Americans, Tim Siddall, Black Barn, Buckeye Eco Care
Friends - Dianne Knapp, MaryEllen Haynes, Wendy Monroe, Gail Rash, Laura Stanton, ArtScape Lebanon, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Thimble Gardens