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Trail Cleanup

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Celebrate Earth Week with a spring cleanup of the Lower Cascades Creek Trail. We'll provide trash bags and gloves; you bring your enthusiasm and love of nature, and together we'll help keep our parks litter free! For ages 10 yrs. and up.

Su 4/20 · 1-3 p.m.
Lower Cascades Park - meet at the Waterfall Shelter

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Caves Among Us

Explore the cave entrances, springs, and wetland area at Leonard Springs Nature Park. Walk the rugged one-mile loop trail and participate in hands-on activities during this tour. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are provided for use during the hike. Sturdy, waterproof shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Parking is limited, so pre-register for this program and plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. For ages 8 yrs. and up. Instructor: Kriste Lindberg

Tu 4/22 · 5:30-7:30 p.m.
FREE · Register by 4/21 Code 74002-A

Leonard Springs Nature Park

Identifying Spring Wild Edibles

Spring is the season for vitamin-rich shoots, leafy greens, and tasty flowers. Learn how to identify some wild edibles on this short hike through our local forest. Taste some wild edibles after the hike. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. For ages 8 yrs. and up.

W 4/23 · 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$4/in-city, $5/non-city · Register by 4/21 Code 74008-A

Leonard Springs Nature Park - meet in the parking lot

Lake Cleanup

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Paddle around Griffy Lake and clean up litter that could spoil one of our most precious local natural resources. Trash bags, watercraft, and gloves are provided. Watercraft are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For all ages.

Th 4/24 · 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve - meet at the boathouse

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Family Night Paddle

The whole family is invited to this special Night Paddle in celebration of Earth Week. Let the kids stay up past their bedtimes to paddle out at sunset and watch darkness fall over Griffy Lake. Registration is required and parents must accompany children under age 14 yrs. Watercraft, paddles, and life jackets are provided. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate your way once you get back on dry land. For all ages.

F 4/25 · 8-9:30 p.m.
$6/in-city, $7/non-city · Register by 4/24 Code 74003-A

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve - meet at the boathouse

The Wildflower Foray

Bloomington Parks and Recreation invites wildflower friends to find an array of stunning, short-lived, springtime blooms nestled among the rolling hills of Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. To learn more about the Wildflower Foray, visit the Hoosier National Forest Web site. For all ages.

Sa 4/26 · 9-11 a.m.
FREE
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve - meet at the boathouse