Donate $15 to MEP and receive this calendar filled with great photos of the park.Oktoberfest funMeditation Labyrinth at MEPHome Depot Building Project at OktoberfestPresentation stage being added to Playscape this fallLebanon Junior High Cross CountryWarrior Walk at MEPEagle Scout Project, David KlenkTake a walk in the preserve

The Season is Bright at Miller Ecological Park

Located within walking distance of three Lebanon City Schools and along the City's bike path, the opportunities and benefits of developing The Will and Harriet Miller Park as an ecological park for passive recreational activities have inspired City administrators and planners, area school personnel, local businesses, service organizations, neighbors, and the Miller Family descendants to join together to make the idea become a reality.   To see picture titles, place your cursor on the picture. To view a map of the park: Click Here and Click Open

COMING:  

2017 SUMMER NATURE SERIES AT MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK (See article below)

2018 CALENDAR CONTEST: Local artists and photographers: Watch for information about the 2018 Miller Ecological Park Calendar Contest.

THANKS TO OUR OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS!  PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARKNORTHROP GRUMMAN,TRADERS WORLD, MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK FUND, DAYTON CHILDREN'S, ABRA BODY AND GLASS, CINTAS, THE HOME DEPOT, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, MILLER-MYERHOLTZ FAMILY, REM HOME OF LEBANON LOCAL, GREEN UMBRELLA, GHENT, RUMPKE, LCNB, MINUTEMAN PRESS, BOB PULTE CHEVROLET, CARDINAL LANDSCAPING TREE SERVICE AND LAWN CARE, GREENSITE PIPELINE RESTORATION

Peggy Logue will be presenting one of the programs in the summer series.

 NATURE SERIES COMING TO MEP

The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be presenting an educational series of nature programs at Miller Ecological Park in Lebanon this summer.  Dave Woehr will be coordinating this event.

These programs are all free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.  All programs will be held at 2 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month, May through August.

 

From the Girl Scout Butterfly Garden tended lovingly by Bob Henn, runner along the path

 2017 Schedule for MEP Nature Series

May 13: Wetlands  (Dave Woehr)

June 10: Ecological Concepts (Peggy Logue and Donna Shaw)

July 8: Wildflowers, Trees, Shrubs, and Grasses (Bob Henn)

August 12: Nature Photography (Jim Ludwick)

  Next MEP Steering Committee Meeting: January 26, 2017.  7:00PM at the Lebanon City Building on Broadway.

New Demonstration Stage (Dave Woehr, Carol Carraway, Bob Henn, Nancy Myerholtz)

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The Nature Programs will begin with an introduction to the month's series topic at the new Demonstration Stage located near the parking lot on Miller Road.  Following the opening discussion,  attendees will have a chance to participate in hikes, hands-on experiences, and/or demonstrations.

 Announcements will be made ahead of each monthly program in the local newspaper and on Lebanon's Channel 6 Community Calendar.

New signs mark the trail in preserve area thanks to Northrop Grumman and Dave Lacey

BEST YEAR YET: 2016

As Miller Ecological Park continues to expand and provide so many ways to experience nature, there has been an ever-increasing number of visitors to the park.  The Trustees and the Steering Committee thank all of you for your part in this success story.

 2016 Highlights: Projects Completed this year

  • 3 Eagle Scout Projects: Wittikind Bridge and Klenk Bridge in preserve; Nicolet Bridge near park entrance.
  • 7 new stations added to Natural Playscape
  • New demonstration stage in playscape
  • Valley of the Day Lilies donation garden at flag pole
  • Sign, bench and trees at Steinke Meditation Labyrinth
  • Tree Plantings: Mullett Family Memorial Trees and more
View from the Nicolet Bridge...

Best Year Yet Continued

2016 Highlights: Projects Completed this year

 

  • Ishinomaki Friendship: Book Sale and Picnic
  • Comprehensive Study and Park Planning
  • Community Events including: Warrior 5K Run/Walk, Jr. High Warrior Walk, W-TAWTAW Race, Lebanon Garden Club Butterfly release, Oktoberfest Event and Booth
  • Praire plantings and signs in Preserve Area
  • Nature programs by Dave Woehr and Bob Henn
  • Media coveage by local newspapers and television
  • Volunteer Works Days by groups: Fed Ex, American Heritage Girls, Young Life Volunteers, Garden Club and Lions Club
  • Participation in Cincinnati Zoo Ec Ohio Wetland Plant Sale and Northrop Grumman Health Fair