Many people like to start the new year with exercise, reflection, and nature. This year, kick off your new year resolutions with ParkLands Foundation on a guided New Year's Day hike at Merwin Preserve! We will meet at the Merwin South Gate at 10:00 AM to start the hike! Please dress warm and wear comfortable
Join ParkLands for our first Hike with A Naturalist! Starting in February, we will be offering guided hikes with a Naturalist through different preserves monthly! Join us for our first Hike with a Naturalist on February 5th at 1:00 PM at Chinquapin Bluffs South Gate (directions linked below)! Register for the hike HERE. DIRECTIONS TO
Join ParkLands Foundation for our March Hike with A Naturalist! Each month we will be offering guided hikes with a Naturalist through different preserves! Join us for our second Hike with a Naturalist on March 12th at 1:00 PM at Hayes Woods Preserve (directions linked below)! Register for the hike HERE. DIRECTIONS TO HAYES WOODS PRESERVE.
Join ParkLands Foundation on our third Hike with A Naturalist in April! Take part in a scenic hike through Letcher Basin on April 2nd at 1:00 PM! (directions linked below) Register to join us at Letcher Basin HERE. Directions to Letcher Basin Preserve.
Every year, towards the end of April and into early May, the Bluebells are in full bloom! Join ParkLands Foundation for our annual hike guided by local naturalists on a tour of Merwin Preserve's most vibrant spring flowers on Saturday, April 22, 2023! There will be four sessions of the hike available as follows: 10:00am, 10:15am, 10:30am,
Join ParkLands Foundation on our fourth Hike with A Naturalist in May! Take part in a scenic hike through North Chinquapin Preserve on May 7th at 1:00 PM! (directions linked below) We hope to see you there! Register for this hike HERE. Directions to Chinquapin North Gate.
Help ensure our annual bike ride is a safe and fun experience for all! We need around 4 volunteers at each of two rest stops to accommodate safety measures, such as separate food and water/Gatorade tables. Volunteers will handle all food and drink for the cyclists to minimize touches, while also frequently sanitizing the water/Gatorade
Join us for our 6th Annual Bike Ride! For more information visit our bike ride site. You can register here.
Our river event is back for another year! Join us at ParkLands’ Hayes Woods Preserve on Saturday, August 12th at 9:00 am for a hands-on learning opportunity about the Mackinaw River’s amazing aquatic diversity! The event will focus on mussels, but we’ll also look for unique fish, aquatic insects, and more. This is an event
Parklands Foundation Volunteer Opportunity at Moon Preserve On Saturday, August 26th, join Parklands stewards at the Moon Preserve to help remove invasive plant species that threaten the efforts to restore the prairie with native plants. We will meet at the Moon Preserve sign on Carvers Road at 8:30 A.M. It is located across the road
ParkLands Annual Meeting of the Members! This September 10th from 10:30 - 3:00pm. Sign up Here! THE MEETING IS RAIN OR SHINE! The plan is to meet in the parking lot of our Lexington Preserve, near Lexington, at 10:30 AM to kick off the day with an optional hike. Please bring long pants for hiking.