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WaterWise: Empowering Students Through Stormwater Education

May 15, 2024 By Stephanie Kozak, Park Interpreter At Hudson Mills Metropark, we are embarking on an exciting new initiative called WaterWise: Empowering Students Through Stormwater Education. This initiative arose from our desire to spotlight one of the park's most valuable resources—the Huron River. Aligned…

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Air Quality Awareness Week: How Green Spaces Help Clean Our Air

May 8, 2024 Steve Dishman, Park Interpreter Air Quality Awareness Week takes place each May and helps the public better understand the causes of and solutions to poor air quality. This year, Air Quality Awareness Week is May 6-10, 2024. What is air quality and…

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Metroparks Hosting Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Improved Nature Trails at Oakwoods Metropark

Join us as we cut the ribbon on improved nature trails at Oakwoods Metropark thanks to Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant of $124,000, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation funding of more than $73,500 and Metroparks matching funds of more than $226,500 to help complete…

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Backyard babies: Cottontails, groundhogs, and skunks – oh my!

May 1, 2024 Ali Groulx, Park Interpreter “Be careful,” he told me, “We do not want to scare them.” My father had stumbled upon a shallow hole in the ground lined with grasses. Six little lumps that reminded me of fuzzy kiwi fruits were laid…

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Baby Animal Season:  Keeping wildlife wild!

April 24, 2024 By Jolene Weick, Park Interpreter Spring has sprung and that means Mother Nature is showing off her skills again. The trees are finally showing signs of life, the grass is greener, the ephemerals have come and gone, and evidence of a successful…

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Find Accessible Amenities & Equipment Across the Parks

The Metroparks are dedicated to providing enjoyable experiences for visitors of all abilities. We consider accessibility in all new projects and renovations, and many facilities already have accessible options for visitors of varying abilities. As you plan your visit, please explore the accessibility section of…

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Harnessing the Potential of Lawns

April 17, 2024 By: Alexis Olechowski, Interpretive staff As you stroll through an American neighborhood, what catches your eye? Often, it's the sight of scattered trees and shrubs amid expansive, meticulously manicured lawns. Traditionally, these lawns have been pristine carpets of neatly trimmed grass, often…

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FREE Lifeguard Certification Courses for Metroparks Job Applicants

Metroparks Lifeguards can be certified for free, earn $14.75 an hour AND are eligible to receive the summer bonus of up to $1,680. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are excited to announce TWO ways to become a certified Lifeguard for FREE! One is through a partnership with…

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Every Day is Earth Day in the Metroparks

April 10, 2024 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Plastic bottles, granola bar wrappers, juice boxes, plastic bags, aluminum foil, orange peels, pet waste. What do these items have in common? They’re frequently spotted out in the parks in places they don’t belong!  As the last…

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The Most Beneficial Gardener Is a Lazy One!

April 3, 2024 By: Alexis Olechowski, Park Interpreter As we gaze upon our frost-kissed gardens, tradition nudges us toward a fall cleanup and a “clean slate” come spring. But fret not, for here's your official approval to postpone! From leaf-raking to perennial pruning, if the…

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