Entrance to MEPPeggy Logue will be presenting one of the programs in the summer series.Meditation Labyrinth at MEPA book deposit station donated to MEP.Presentation stageadded to Playscape this fallLebanon Junior High Cross CountryWarrior Walk at MEPEarth Day Tree Planting EventEagle Scout Project, David KlenkTake a walk in the preserve

The Season is Bright at Miller Ecological Park

Located within walking distance of three Lebanon City Schools and along the City's bike path, the opportunities and benefits of developing The Will and Harriet Miller Park as an ecological park for passive recreational activities have inspired City administrators and planners, area school personnel, local businesses, service organizations, neighbors, and the Miller Family descendants to join together to make the idea become a reality.   To see picture titles, place your cursor on the picture. To view a map of the park: Click Here and Click Open

2017 SUMMER NATURE SERIES AT MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK (See article below)

OCTOBER 14, 2017: SPONSORS NEEDED FOR THE 4th Annual Oktoberfest to Benefit Miller Ecological Park. Please read the article below and click here.

THANKS TO OUR 2016 OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS!  PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARKNORTHROP GRUMMAN,TRADERS WORLD, MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK FUND, DAYTON CHILDREN'S, ABRA BODY AND GLASS, CINTAS, THE HOME DEPOT, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, MILLER-MYERHOLTZ FAMILY, REM HOME OF LEBANON LOCAL, GREEN UMBRELLA, GHENT, RUMPKE, LCNB, MINUTEMAN PRESS, BOB PULTE CHEVROLET, CARDINAL LANDSCAPING TREE SERVICE AND LAWN CARE, GREENSITE PIPELINE RESTORATION

Dave Woehr has organized the nature series and will be presenting the first session

 NATURE SERIES COMING TO MEP

The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be presenting an educational series of nature programs at Miller Ecological Park in Lebanon this summer.  Dave Woehr will be coordinating this event.

These programs are all free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.  All programs will be held at 2 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month, May through August.

 

Bob Henn will be presenting the session on wildflowers, trees, and grasses.

 2017 Schedule for MEP Nature Series

May 13: Wetlands  (Dave Woehr)

June 10: Ecological Concepts (Peggy Logue and Donna Shaw)

July 8: Wildflowers, Trees, Shrubs, and Grasses (Bob Henn)

August 12: Nature Photography (Jim Ludwick)

  Next MEP Steering Committee Meeting: May 18, 2017.  7:00PM at the Lebanon City Building on Broadway.

Jim Ludwick and the left will be presenting the photography session.

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The Nature Programs will begin with an introduction to the month's series topic at the new Demonstration Stage located near the parking lot on Miller Road.  Following the opening discussion,  attendees will have a chance to participate in hikes, hands-on experiences, and/or demonstrations.

 Announcements will be made ahead of each monthly program in the local newspaper and on Lebanon's Channel 6 Community Calendar.

Entrance to Playscape

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR OKTOBERFEST, 2017

Miller Ecological Park Foundation is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Lebanon Oktoberfest to be held in Downtown Lebanon on October 14, 2017.

Thanks to the community, and our sponsors, after three successful Oktoberfest’s we were able to achieve our fundraising goal of completing the Nature Playscape at Miller Ecological Park. The Playscape is the central feature in the 97 acre Miller Ecological Park, featuring an amphitheater, a snow sledding hill, and various play areas. This playscape is unique to all of Warren County and has proven to be a tremendous asset for the community.

We are now in the position of raising funds crucial to maintaining the park; this includes continuing to restore habitat areas and expanding the trail system. All proceeds from the Lebanon Oktoberfest will go towards raising money for maintaining the Nature Playscape and the natural habitat in Miller Ecological Park. For more information about sponsorships, please click here.

Back 51 acres...

GOOD NEWS FOR MEP!

The City of Lebanon has been awarded a Clean Ohio Fund Greenspace Grant for $52,500. The purpose of the grant, which was recommended by the Lebanon Park Board and the Shade Tree Commission, is to improve the back 51 preserve acres of Miller Ecological Park as outlined in the recently completed Ecological Assessment and Mangement Plan for Miller Ecological Park.  (See article)

Through the Ohio's Clean Ohio Fund Greenspace Preservation Grant Program, properties that have been acquired through this program are eligible for grants to support certain improvements.  The back 51 acre preserve area of MEP qualified for this grant.

The grant will fund tree planting ($5,000), invasive plant removal ($20,000), educational signage ($5,000), prairie enhancement for pollinators ($15,000)and trail improvements in the back 51 acres of the park ($25,000).  

The Grant will cover 75% of the total cost, Miller Ecological Trust Fund has committed ($7,000), City Annual Tree Planting Program ($5,000) and In-kind services for invasive removal ($5,500)