Latest Past Events

Naturalist Series: Wild & Scenic Rivers


In this talk, Matthew Smith with the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will present about Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Program. Matthew will include the areas of two State Designated Wild & Scenic Rivers Pymatuning Creek and Little Beaver Creek. Speaker: Matthew Smith, Assistant Regional Scenic River Manager, ODNR, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves… Continue Reading Naturalist Series: Wild & Scenic Rivers

Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators: Great Plants, Great Networks


We all have limited space in the landscape, so how can we select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species? In this session, we’ll examine the “Top 10” native perennials for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and others. These great plants provide habitat and creating essential natural networks. Speaker: Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollinator… Continue Reading Naturalist Series: Wild & Scenic Rivers

INVASIVE UPDATE: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid


Learn about Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) which is an invasive pest from Asia that is threatening our hemlock trees. It was first discovered in southeast Ohio in 2012 and was first discovered in Mahoning County in 2020. FREE Presented by: Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, and Mill… Continue Reading Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators: Great Plants, Great Networks

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Program Registration Policy
Registrations for programs are processed on a first come/first serve basis in the order that payment is received. Payment is due upon registration. Registration is required 48 hours in advance for all programs (except when noted). Some programs will accept registration after the 48 hour deadline with an additional fee. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, and checks are accepted. Programs are held rain, snow, or shine. Please be advised that if you elect to come to a program, that is not advertised as drop-in, without pre-registering and paying, you may be turned away if the instructor cannot accommodate you. If you do attend a program as a drop-in, you must pay with exact cash or a check made out to Mill Creek MetroParks.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 48 hours are non-refundable. Cancellations less than one week, but before 48 hour deadline will have a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made one week prior will receive a full refund. No program credits or transfers will be given. Many programs will allow you to send an alternate participant if you are unable to attend. Please contact the facility prior to the program, otherwise the alternate will not be accepted. A full refund will be issued if the program is cancelled by Mill Creek MetroParks.