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Earth Week

April 18 - April 24

Earth Week

Come out and celebrate with us during our weeklong conservation event here at Lost River Cave from April 18 through April 24! Join us as we continue our meadow restoration efforts as well as removing invasive plants. As a volunteer, you get access to our daily Earth Week nature programs for FREE! Bring family, friends, and co-workers and enjoy the benefits of nature as we help restore habitats here on the park.

“The care of Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility.” – Wendell Berry  

Earth Week Details

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22

  • Volunteer Times: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Daily Nature Program: 5:30pm

Saturday, April 23

  • Volunteer Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Daily Nature Program: 10:00am

Sunday, April 24

  • Volunteer Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Daily Nature Program: 9:00am and 5:00pm

This is a rain or shine event. 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.

Everyone aged 10 and up can volunteer! Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Have a group? Get your students, staff, or club involved in Earth Week! Contact Gavin at 270.393.0077 to plan a great volunteer outing for your group.

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 meadow restoration project and surrounding Blue Hole #3. We will spend the week protecting and beautifying these habitats by removing this plant from the area!

It’s super easy! Register online by clicking the button below!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Gavin at 270.393.0077.

Health and safety of all our volunteers is our first priority!

All Habitat Heroes are welcome to bring a face-covering or mask if they would like to wear one. Masks are not currently required at the park.

Lost River Cave has a limited amount of tools for use such as rakes and loppers. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools and gloves as well. 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! Service hours will be tracked throughout the week and award winners will be announced the following week via email. We will have awards 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

Volunteer Benefits

Free Boat Tour Pass! All Habitat Heroes will receive a free boat tour pass!

First 200 Participants who Register will receive a Free Earth Week T-shirt!

Free Access to Daily Nature Programs

Daily Nature Programs Schedule

Thanks to generous support from our Program Sponsors:
Warren County Conservation District, Ensafe, Inc. & CrowdSouth

Monday, April 18 at 5:30pm

Nature Journaling Build your own journal and learn the basics of nature journaling to increase your attention to detail and appreciation of nature!

Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30pm

Nature Scavenger HuntSet out on an adventure to learn more about the natural features and history of the park!

Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30pm

Craft Your Own Hiking StickLearn how to craft, seal, and use your very own hiking stick for future adventures on our trails and beyond!

Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm

Yoga at the Cave, Canceled; look for the reschedule date on our events calendar or Facebook page.

Friday, April 22 at 5:30pm

Native Seed BombsCreate native wildflower seed bombs that can be dispersed in your own gardens, lawns, and flowerbeds!

Saturday, April 23 
10:00am

Planting for Pollinators, presented by Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting – Learn how to select plants and maintain a flowerbed that attracts butterflies, bees, and more to your garden!

11:00am-5:00pm

Native Plant Sale, presented by Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting – Purchase native wildflowers and learn more about the benefits of planting native species for your home and garden! More information coming soon.

Sunday, April 24
9:00am and 5:00pm

Bird Hike – Learn to find and identify wild bird species in our valley and expansive prairie ecosystem!

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

Our Sponsor Habitat Heroes are helping save the world!

Details

Start:
April 18
End:
April 24
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Venue

Lost River Cave
2818 Nashville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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Website:
https://www.lostrivercave.org/