Oktoberfest, Ishinomaki Activity Table (Friendship with MEP)Oktoberfest, MEP Information table with Kate BrowneOktoberfest, Tim Huitger with his Bone Display and Marketa AndersonCasey has so much great information to share about nature...Oktoberfest Pooch Parade, Very Popular!!Sue Saari, MEP Secretary Oktoberfest Fun

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

 

 Upcoming Events

November 9: Seeds on the Move: 10AM, Miller Ecological  Park, Free program

December 14: Discovery: 10 AM, Miller Ecological Park, Free Program

See article below for more information on Miller Ecological Park's Saturday Programs

 

An Easy Way to Support Miller Ecological Park 

Consider Donating to Miller Ecological Park through Kroger Neighborhood Reward Program.  Register at Krogercommunityrewards.com. Check I'm with an Organization.    Needed Information: Warren County Foundation-Miller Park #HE123, 118 E. Main St., Lebanon, Ohio 45036

 

Butterfly release 2019

Oktoberfest, October 12

After a rain storm passed through Lebanon the night before and early morning, the weather improved greatly for Saturday's Octoberfest. The sun came out and there was a gentle breeze. So many people stopped the MEP booth.  Every year we find that more and more people know all about the park and share their appreciation with us.

All proceeds from the Oktoberfest Event benefit the development and maintenance of the park.  Thank you so much to those on the Oktoberfest Committee and all who volunteered or sponsored the event.

NEXT MEP STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING: 

December 9 at 7:00PM at the City Building. Please note, this meeting is on a Monday, a new day for our meetings.  Visitors are always Welcome!

 

Casey Burdick with Fall Color Walk, Dave Woehr photographer

The Science Behind Fall Colors 

The October 19 Miller Eco Park Nature Program was led by Casey Burdick,  Lebanon City Recreation and Natural Resource Coordinator.  Dave Woehr sent an email following the program, " Thanks (Casey) for conducting such a timely and informational program today on trees in Miller Park.  Twenty-five people enjoyed a perfect October morning to walk with you and learn about the factors that are responsible for causing trees to change the color of their leaves at this time of year.  We also learned about the uses of some of the trees by wildlife and ourselves.  I have attached some photos from today’s outing along with some scenes I found locally in the last few days."

 Although I (Nancy Myerholtz) was not able to attend, I did learn a fun fact from Faith Nicolet who did attend and learned from Casey.  Gingko Trees lose most of their leaves the same night!  

 

Nov. 9 MEP  Program, Seeds on the Move (Photo Dave Woehr)

PROGRAMS AT MEP Fall 2019

There is something exciting happening each month at Miller Ecological Park!  As winter approaches, please take a moment to check out the dedicated volunteer naturalists and friends of MEP who have once again prepared informative and educational programs on a variety of topics.  The Miller Ecological Park Nature Workshop programs are all held on Saturdays at 10AM and free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.   Participants in the MEP Nature Programs will meet in the parking lot on Miller Road.

To view 2019 MEP Nature Program Schedule   Click here  Also, for updates or changes check Miller Ecological Park on Face Book.  Lebanon City Recreation and Natural Resource Coordinator: Casey Burdick

 

Matthew McKinney Eagle Scout Bench

MEP UPDATES 

From Bob Henn..".A volunteer crew (from Tomek Precision), supervised by Casey Burdick,  did a good job cutting back the Rain Garden for Winter. The shredded bark mulch looks great around the trees, kiosk, bird feeding station, and playground.   And the 2 new Scout benches are wonderful."

New Benches

Matthew McKinney is building benches for Miller Ecological Park as his Eagle Scout Project.  Thank you so much Matthew for this great addition to our park!!

MEP Welcomes the new Lebanon Parks Maintenance Supervisor, Shawn Ford

 

 

 

 

Friendship Table...practicing chopstick skills

Oktoberfest Friendship Table

Emiko Moore coordinated a table at Oktoberfest to highlight the connection between Miller Ecological Park and Ishinomaki's Matsunami Park.  She wrote:  "Fun to watch many practice their chopstick skills & play games Saturday (at Oktoberfest)!  Thank you Deborah Tate Frederick for making all the sushi pieces!! Ok toberfest benefits Miller Ecological Park, the friendship park with Matsunami Park."

The Frienship Garden in Miller Ecological Park  is a living demonstration of the Friendship that has developed between Matsunami Playground in Ishinomaki and Miller Ecological Park.  We hope to expand the area in the future. For more information on the connections between Matusunami Playground and MIller Ecological Park, Click here.