Over 2,000 volunteers participate in Adopt-A-Park

Over 2,000 volunteers will participate in Adopt-A-Park today

Over 2,000 volunteers participated in Five Rivers MetroParks’ annual Adopt-A-Park today from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at various sites.

Volunteers took on projects at more than 30 sites that are aimed at improving the environment. These projects include clean up, planting trees, preparing garden beds, removing invasive plant species, painting, and more.

“We’re out here for Adopt-A-Park program which is a program we’ve been doing for over 20 years,” said Paul Williams, Regional Manager for Five Rivers MetroParks. “In the program we’re picking up trash, planting trees, building wildlife habitats and other outdoor friendly activities.”

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Paul Williams, Regional Manager for Five Rivers Metroparks speaks about annual Adopt-A-Park day

In 2018, over 2,000 volunteers cleaned up 31 acres in 41 sites, including 31 miles of local river and lake shorelines, and planted 250 trees and dozens of flowers and bulbs.

Adopt-A-Park sites are located throughout the Dayton area, and include Cox Arboretum MetroPark, Germantown MetroPark, RiverScape MetroPark, and Carillon Historical Park.

For anyone wanting to volunteer for other events, visit metroparks.org.