Come out and celebrate with us during our weeklong conservation event here at Lost River Cave from April 17 through April 23! Join us as we continue our meadow restoration efforts as well as removing invasive plants. Bring family, friends, and co-workers and enjoy the benefits of nature as we help restore habitats here on the park.
April 17 - April 23
“The care of Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility.” – Wendell Berry
Earth Week Details
Each day we will remove invasive and exotic plants, which encroach on native wildflowers and habitat for wildlife.
The Main 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!
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 Anna at 270.393.0077 to plan a great volunteer outing for your group.
It’s super easy! Register online by clicking the button below!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Anna at 270.393.0077.
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!
Earth Week Nature Programs
Join us for fun, interactive programs all week long!
Nature Programs are free for members!
Join us on Tuesday, April 18th to learn how to craft, seal, and use your very own hiking stick for future adventures on our trails and beyond!
Join us on Thursday, April 20th for 60 minutes of all-levels yoga surrounded by nature at the mouth of Lost River Cave. Bring your yoga mat and venture down into this unforgettable experience.
Join us on Friday, April 21st as our volunteers, John Zippay and Ricky Shive, set up lights to attract our local nighttime flying friends like moths, assassin bugs, crickets, and more!
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for a program with our native plant expert, Shannon Trimboli.
Join us and Busy Bee Nursery on Saturday, April 22nd for our Earth Week Native Plant Sale!