Ec Ohio DisplayMark Workman and Brandon Wilson adding elements to playscape.New playscape webLebanon Garden Club volunteersAmerican Heritage Girls volunteer at MEPShawn Steinke labyrinth

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.

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OCTOBER 8, 2016:

LEBANON'S OKTOBERFEST TO BENEFIT MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK

CLICK HERE FOR BAND AND EVENT SCHEDULE

For Questions please contact Event Chairperson: Gretchen Waters.  

 Email address: lebanonOktoberfest@gmail.com

 

 

Girl Scouts find their fun at MEP

FIND YOUR FUN

The October Lebanon Town Hall Newsletter features an article entitled: Find Your Fun At Miller Eco Park. The article describes the park as a "one-of-a-kind park in Lebanon that offers a wide range of activities."  

Located near the Jr. High School at 755 Miller Road, among other features, you will experience a climbing "spiderweb," log obstacles, a tunnel, and a fort...not to mention a great hill for climbing up and rolling down. 

"The play structures use natural matierals to provide a unique play experience for young and old to enjoy while connecting with nature..."  Read the entire article 


THE NEXT MEP STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM at the City Building.

Lion's Club volunteers. THANK YOU

It Is All About the Volunteers

From the beginning of Miller Ecological Park it has been all about the volunteers. Amazing individuals and groups have come forward with ideas, time, and resources to help create this ecological space for passive recreation and meditation.

Young Life Volunteers did trail construction in the Park on Saturday, April 23. Earlier in the week American Heritage Girls put mulch on the Garden Club's Butterfly Garden and FED EX volunteers planted Day Lillies and weeded around the flag pole and Rain Garden.  The Daylillies were a donation from Valley of the Daylillies.  Steering Committee members, Bob Henn and Carol Carraway were on hand to photograph and assist in several of the activities and Bob single handedly added mulch around the Warren County Career Center rock at the entrance of the park.

Recently, the Lebanon Lion's Club volunteered at MEP, weeding and cleaning several areas, including the teepee area.  Plant vines have been added with the plan that they will help fill in between the posts of the structure.

 

Tunnel Rock Entrance Upgrade

MEP Playscape Progressing

The Playscape in Miller Ecological Park is expanding this summer thanks to proceeds from the 2014 and 2015 Lebanon Oktoberfest and donations from Dr. Barbara Ladewski, Miller Family Descendant.

During the week of June 13, 2016, the first steps were made to add a rope bridge and 6 circle stations.  The stations will include a balance beam, web crossing, log hurdles, boulder climb, log climb, and stump crossing.  

In addition, some of the elements of the playscape that are already in place are being upgraded. The Playscape is being constructed under the direction of Mark Workman of Greensite LLC.  

 

Amy Pond and Janie Davis checking out the information at the MEP booth

MEP PARTICIPATES IN EcOhio Native Plant Sale

On SATURDAY JULY 16, members of the MEP Steering Committee set up a display and provided information about Miller Ecological Park and the benefits of planting a rain garden at the Ec Ohio Native Plant Sale.  The event was sponsored by the Cincinnati Zoo.  Bob Henn was on hand to discuss wildflowers of Ohio and provide copies of his book for purchase.  Packets of milkweed seeds to encourage Monarch butterflies were distributed by MEP.

Visitors to the MEP booth were offered a chance to win a Carruth "Drinking the Rain" rain gauge if they took a little quiz to find out what they know Rain Gardens.  Congratulations to Pat Sphar, winner of the drawing.

EcOhio is located at 2210 north Mason-Montgomery Road, Lebanon, OH 45036.

 

 

Memorial Path is coming along!

MEMORIAL GARDEN AND LABYRINTH PROGRESSING

Peggy Logue, Janet Steinke, Nancy McLaughlin, Marketa Anderson, Scott Brunka, and Jerry Shelhorn of Grandma's Gardens have been working on a project to create a meditation garden and Labyrinth in memory of Shawn Steinke.  A true nature lover, Shawn was a Friend of Miller Ecological Park. There have been many donations to Miller Ecological Park in his memory and we are using them in a way that would appropriately honor Shawn's memory. 

Peggy and Nancy will be placing a sign at the labyrinth to guide the person who wants to understand the meaning and benefits of a labyrinth: "Walking the Labyrinth promotes healing, mindfulness and peace.  Begin and end your walk in a spirit of gratitude. Quiet your mind...begin walking...Walking to the Center.. letting go.  Standing in the Center... letting in.      Walking out... letting be"