Football season is in full swing - on the field and at the park with CCPR and @letsgosports_1
With our busy lives, it's easy for health/fitness to take a back seat. But Lindy doesn’t let her busy schedule get in her way. How does she do it? A membership to the Monon Community Center. With access to childcare, the fitness center, group fitness classes and more, everything she needs is all in one place! Read her story - link in bio!
Sometimes milkweed gets a bad rap. But did you know that milkweed is vital for monarch butterflies? In fact, monarch butterflies will only lay their eggs on milkweed. Help our monarchs out by planting milkweed! In this video, our volunteer coordinator Joanna shares tips for planting and growing milkweed in your own backyard.
With parent/child programs you will: make memories, spend time with your little one, learn and explore alongside them! This fall we're offering parent/child kitchen chemistry, speech and fine motor skills, tumbling, swimming and more.
Celebrate World Habitat Day with us by volunteering at Lawrence W. Inlow Park on October 7! Proper habitat for plants and animals is a very important aspect of our ecosystem. Removing non-native species from our parks is a way to improve habitat and shape the environment around us. During this event volunteers will work to remove invasive Bush Honeysuckle, which restrains native plants from growing and providing resources like food and shelter. Register here: https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0037&console_type=event&cat_id=15&ht=1
Help us help our pollinators! We've joined @pollinatorpartnership for #ProjectWingspan. The goal of Project Wingspan to establish 10,000 acres of Monarch and Rusty Patched Bumble Bee habitat. Between Sept. 16 and Nov. 11, we have six opportunities for you to help. Visit carmelclayparks.com/volunteer to learn more and register!
It’s #NationalWildlifeDay! Of our 500+ acres of parkland, over 70% is managed for wildlife habitat. To create quality wildlife habitat, we follow the Indiana Wildlife Federation's guidelines of providing food, water, shelter, and a safe place to raise young.
I spy…a butterfly! As we move from late summer into fall our parks are alive with butterflies, so it's the perfect time for a Butterfly Photo Contest 🦋 If you spot a butterfly in the park between now and September 16, snap a photo for your chance to win! All you have to do to enter is share your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag @CarmelClayParks and use the hashtag #CCPRButterfly. On September 18 we will announce one winner. The winner will receive one FREE nature program* and the photo will be featured in our Winter/Spring Program Guide! (*free program excludes Indiana Master Naturalist). Link in bio!
Meet Phil Flannagan! 😀 Phil started volunteering with CCPR a few years ago. He is mainly involved with our Park Stewardship Invasive Species Removal, but he's also been part of our BioBlitz events and Arbor Day planting. Phil loves volunteering with CCPR because it enables him to get exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and meet fellow volunteers and CCPR workers. Thank you for all you do, Phil! #CCPRVolunteerSpotlight