Welcome to the MLK Lebanon Virtual Earth Day Fair!
Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Earth Day Tips and To-Do-List Ideas
Explore topics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice related to Earth Day
Visit our virtual Earth Day Fair booths!
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
About: ArtScape Lebanon unites and empowers our community through the arts.
Current Project: This spring, ArtScape Lebanon, a non-profit whose mission is to unite and empower our community through the arts, is putting on an art show to raise awareness for the environment. Four eco-conscious artists, Adrian Vance Hawk (Collage Artist and Milford Schools Art Teacher), Darren Goodman (Glass Artists) pictured below, Heather Campbell (Photographer), and Ty Ball (Painter and Lebanon City Schools Art Teacher), have come together to Eco-llaborate about our environment.
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:Lebanon Parks Earth Day Events: Park programs are free to the community. Earth Day Event at Miller Ecological Park at 10 am: Join Mandy Palmer, the founder of the Barefoot Hippie Homestead, for a family-friendly event that includes trash pick-up, learning about recycling and an activity for kids.
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. “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. The Lebanon Lions Club collected 500 pounds of plastic and donated a bench to the Lebanon Food Pantry through the Trex Recycling Program.
Little Miami Conservancy
About: Our mission is to provided the leadership, resources, and public engagement necessary to protect and restore the natural values of the Little Miami National and State Scenic River.
Current Projects: Little Miami Conservancy (LMC) manages over 120 nature preserves, protecting over 2,200 acres, across seven counties in southwest Ohio. LMC staff and volunteers conduct scientific research to monitor the river's health including eDNA fish sampling, water quality sampling, and bio-monitoring utilizing juvenile freshwater mussels. LMC provides outdoor education programs to hundreds of youths and adults each year and the LMC bald eagle live camera gives everyone a glimpse in the life of a family of bald eagles living along the Little Miami River.
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.