Upcoming Programs

Spring is on its way! Join us in exploring your Portage Parks, including some that aren’t yet open regularly. Give us a call for more information.

March 20, 7-9:00 pm Zodiac in the Sky

@ Morgan Preserve, SR 44 parking lot (Shalersville, 1/2 mile south of SR 303 on the east side of the road). Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur and volunteer Sky Ranger Guy Gillespie on the first day of Spring in an exploration of constellations.

March 29, 7:30-9:30 On the Hunt for Amphibians

@ Dix Park 7318 SR 44 Ravenna Township. Join Volunteers Joe Malmisur and Matt Sorrick on the hunt for salamanders and frogs who are active and breeding if the conditions are right.

Guided Nature Hikes

March 15th – Signs of Spring @ Towner’s Woods 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 4th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Berlin Lake Trail SR 224 7:30am

April 4th – Lunar Eclipse/Vernal Pool Skinny Dip (Frogs and Salamanders only)
Morgan Preserve Parking lot Rt. 44 8:00pm-10:00pm

April 11th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Seneca Ponds 7:30 am

April 11th – Wildflower Scavenger Hunt – Shaw Woods – 10:30am – 12:30 pm

April 18th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Morgan Preserve 7:30 am

April 25th- Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Shaw Woods 7:30 am
Shaw Woods Directions:
Take Rt. 88 in Ravenna to Beechwood St., turn right on Beery Rd. Signs for Shaw Woods will appear on the right side of Beery Rd., about 1 mile from Beechwood sign.

April 25th- Come Celebrate Earth Day at Who’s Your Mama? Earth Day Festival in Downtown KentStop by the Portage Park District table and learn about animal tracks!
For more information go to: http://www.whosyourmama.org/

May 2nd – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Towner’s Woods 7:30 am


WANTED: Frog Watch Volunteers

Wanted Frog Watchers!

The Portage Park District needs your help as we join forces with Hiram College in Project FrogWatch. DownloadProject FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Volunteers collect data during evenings from February through August and have been submitting data for over 15 years.

The dates for this years FrogWatch training will be January 29th and February 5th (Thursdays) from 7:00-9:00 pm. If volunteers would like to become certified, they will also need to take the certification exam on February 12th at 7:00 pm. We will hold our sessions at the James H. Barrow Field Station (Hiram College). There is a fee of $5.00 fee for the training, course materials, etc.

For more information on casinonorske.com contact Joe Malmisur at Draco1027@gmail.com or 330-770-3643

2015 Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner

Save the date for April 11th, 5:30-9:00 pm for the 17th Annual Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner, sponsored by the Portage Park District Foundation. Click the title above to go to the event web page to sponsor, nominate and register.

How to walk your way to a successful Affiliation

Hiking TrailWalking, Biking, Nature, wildlife, Nature trails… Places like Portage Parks that have over 14 miles of hike and bike trails are connecting communities and keeping the community out doors. They do an amazing job at conserving historic sites, this aids also in preserving natural outdoor areas, helps protect water quality and wildlife habitats. These types of attractions are becoming scarcer with the urban jungles taking over. Preservation of such places needs to become a priority, however with very little funding it is difficult to keep them at their full capacity.

How to solve the financial funding issue?

There are many ways to raise funds, a very easy option is to become an affiliated partner or join an affiliate program online with a company; by helping them generate more foot traffic into their site, it helps the parks keep foot traffic flowing on their trails. Not many sites can offer you the opportunity to become an Affiliate partnership, but Ladbrokespartners.com is an exception to the rule.

Who are Ladbrokes?

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Joining their online Affiliate Program:

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So as you can see, joining this affiliated program should be the number one priority, by uplifting each other and coming together and sharing, all parties achieve more and thus the opportunity to get more is created.