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                                                                                                Education with Passion

Larry & Becky Thomas—Environmental Activism
Faithful Leadership of our Trail Walkers

Bob Downing—Environmental Advocacy                                                                                                  Promoting Local Parks and Nature

Child Development Center at Kent State University—Stewardship                                                   Stewarding Future Environmentalists

Matt Herbruck/Birdsong Farm—Green Business                                                                                Sustainable, Organic Farming

DS Architecture—Green Building/Development                                                                                     Innovative Architecture and Community Service

Steve Zabor—Lifetime Achievement                                                                                                            Enriching the Community through Leadership and Service

Honor Roll for Land Conservation                                                                                                 Gressard Family Trust—Streetsboro



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 and submit by this Friday to

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 and preserved farmlands, and a 5-mile paddle on the lovely Upper Cuyahoga State Scenic River.


We are Hiring!

Want to join our team?

We are hiring for several seasonal positions this year.

Maintenance Worker I

Natural Areas Technician

Check out our Employment Page for more details!

Nominate a Portage County Environmental Hero!

Portage Park District Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards Dinner

The 19th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday May 6th and will feature a reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres featuring local foods, a silent auction, a buffet dinner and more.

The dinner steering committee is seeking nominations for potential awardees to be honored at the event. Nominations for this year’s awards will be considered based on their contributions to Portage County’s environment through education, green business, green building/development, stewardship or environmental activism.

Nominations should include the nominee’s name and contact information along with a paragraph describing their contribution to Portage County’s environmental conservation.
Visit the Dinner page to download Nomination forms, Sponsorship forms and Silent Auction Donation forms
2017 Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner

Send nominations by March 17th to:
Portage Park District Foundation
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266
or email

Fundraising proceeds will benefit the Portage Park District Foundation’s mission to support our local parks and green spaces.

The dinner will be held May 6th at the Kent American Legion, 1945 Mogadore Road from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call the Portage Park District Foundation at (330) 678-9127 for more information.