Harold Walker – In Memoriam

We say goodbye to another dedicated environmentalist and Portage Park District supporter this week, Harold Walker passed away on June 20. In Kent, he focused much of his energy on environmental causes. An active member of the Kent Environmental Council, he founded the Friday Morning…

Edith Chase-In Memoriam

Edith Chase, a local scientist, environmentalist and Park Supporter passed away recently.  Mrs. Chase was a great contributor to the Portage Park District for many years and supported our mission of conservation and providing opportunities for people to enjoy the beauty of Portage County….

Summit Metro Parks Gorge Dam Public Meeting

Gorge Dam, What’s Next, A Public Meeting Date:  June 27 Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Place:  Natatorium of Cuyahoga Falls, 2345 Fourth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 A public meeting for interested stakeholders and members of the public.  The public will get an…

June Birding Programs

Join us to view local birds in Your Portage Parks! Binoculars and Guidebooks available for use during the program Contact us with questions: 330-297-7728 Sunday June 11 6:30pm  Evening Birding Program                          …

Outdoor Workshops this Summer

W.O.W., Wet And Wild June 19, 20, 21, 2017 Project Wild/Aquatic Wild/Growing Up Wild, Project Wet & Wonders Of Wetlands Workshop Three Days in the Wet and Wild: Project Wild, Growing up Wild, Project Wet, Project Wild Aquatic (K-12) and Wonders of Wetlands, are…

2017 River Day Cleanup May 20th

Come help us Clean up the Cuyahoga River and the Headwaters Trail on Saturday May 20th! Register to help at  www.breakawayexcursions.com/river-day

2017 Upcoming Events

Check out our up coming events! Upcoming Events

Online Registration is Open for Conservation Dinner!

Register now for the 19th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner The dinner will be held May 6th at the Kent American Legion 1945 Mogadore Road from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner Registration The 2017 Award winners are: Dennis Taylor—Environmental Education  …

Environmental Nominations Due this Friday the 17th!

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite Portage County Environmental Champion! Choose from the following categories : Environmental Education, Green Business, Green Building/Development, Environmental Activism and Stewardship.  If you or a friend or colleague know someone deserving of one of these awards, please complete the Nomination form…

Register Now for the Headwaters Adventure Race!

Have a great time for a good cause in beautiful Northern Portage County. The Headwaters Adventure Race starts and ends in historic Mantua Village and involves a 2-mile run on the Headwaters Trail past a State nature preserve, a 10-mile pedal past scenic landscapes…