Come out and celebrate with us during our weeklong conservation event here at Lost River Cave April 18th through April 24th! Join us as we continue our meadow restoration efforts as well as removing invasive plants. New this year, we are offering Daily Nature Programs that will be FREE to all volunteers! Bring family, friends, and co-workers and enjoy the benefits of nature as we help restore habitats here on the park.
April 18 - April 24
Earth Week Details
April 18th – 24th
We will begin each day at 1:30pm and will work rain or shine until 3:30pm, with a daily nature program at 4:00pm.
We know superheroes like you are busy, so join us when you can! If you can’t come every day or stay the entire time, no problem.
Each day we will remove invasive and exotic plants, which encroach on native wildflowers and habitat for wildlife.
The Target: Euonymus fortunei a.k.a. Winter Creeper! This commonly used ground cover has been taking over the Valley and is encroaching on the newly planted meadow and surrounding Blue Hole #3. We will spend the week protecting and beautifying these habitats by removing this plant from the area!
Health and safety of all our volunteers is our first priority!
We will continue to practice social distancing during this outdoor event. All Habitat Heroes will be encouraged to wear a face-covering or mask when social distancing is not possible.
Volunteers will be required to bring their own tools and gloves to limit contact with others, but Lost River Cave will provide hand sanitizer, poison ivy protectant, plenty of room to spread out, and fresh air!
Honoring our Habitat Heroes is the least we can do! Earth Week Awards will be announced on Saturday, April 24th at 4:00pm for:
- Most Volunteer Hours by a School, Organization, Business, and Individual
Winners not only receive the framed award certificate but also bragging rights until the next Earth Week!
But, wait there’s more… Door prizes will also be given away each day.
Free Boat Tour Pass! All Habitat Heroes will receive a free boat tour pass!
First 200 Participants will receive a Free Earth Week T-shirt!
Free Access to Daily Nature Programs*
*Yoga in the Cave will have a registration fee.
Sunday, April 18 at 4:00pm
Bird Hike, sponsored by EnSafe – Offering two different bird hike sessions: one for families and one for advanced birders.
Monday, April 19 at 4:00pm
Nature Journaling, sponsored by CrowdSouth – Learn the basics of Nature Journaling!
Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00pm
Wildflower Bingo, sponsored by Warren County Conservation District – Identify spring wildflowers with LRC Staff!
Wednesday, April 21 at 4:00pm
Forest Bathe by Hammocking at the Park – Bring your hammock and experience the forest in a different way!
Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 pm
Yoga in the Cave, presented by Be Happy Yoga – More information about registration soon!
Friday, April 23 at 4:00 pm
Wellness Hike, sponsored by Merrell – Enjoy this 2-mile hike with LRC Staff!
Saturday, April 24 at 4:00 pm
Upcycling: Tshirt Bags – Turn Last’s Year’s Earth Week T-shirts into Reusable Bags! – Don’t forget to bring your own scissors!