StoryWalks

The Spring and summer StoryWalk schedule is up through June! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path at one of the parks listed below for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration not required;  For more...

2022 Lake Michigan Beach Update

Get Beach Ready Beach season is almost here! Below is the most up-to-date information related to our lakeshore parks. We'll continue to update this page as the season progresses. Please be aware that even with the high water levels in decline, we continue to see dune...

Forest Pests, Stewardship, and Our Parks

Article written by: Nealy Molhoek, Stewardship Supervisor As hints of spring begin to appear all around us, many of us take the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, either in our own backyards, or in the parks that we're so lucky to be surrounded with in Ottawa...

Rethinking the American Lawn

Summer is the season of outdoor barbecues, the sound of children splashing in inflatable pools, and the smell of a freshly-mowed yard. Nothing is quite as ubiquitous as the American lawn – a vast, well-manicured plane of Bermuda or Kentucky bluegrass adorns the front...

Recognizing Don Williams

Spring is approaching!  While preparing for upcoming spring projects, I’ve been thinking about the impact of our volunteers.  We have amazing volunteers!  People who generously give of their time and talents in so many different ways.  People who are dedicated to...
BioBlitz at Ottawa Sands

BioBlitz at Ottawa Sands

Join us for a BioBlitz at Ottawa Sands on May 13, 2022! This event will bring local scientists and conservation organizations together to work with community members to build an awareness of the biodiversity at Ottawa Sands while collecting monitoring data. Last year...

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