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Earth Day events galore at Glen this weekend

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Glen Helen will celebrate Earth Day this weekend with “Green(e) Fest” on Saturday, April 23, and hikes, the annual 5K/10K race and a raptor program on Sunday, April 24. Many events require advance registration; click bolded links below for more information on individual programs and to register.

Saturday, April 23

8–10 a.m. — Earth Day bird hike, Trailside Museum, $5 for nonmembers.

8:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. — 12-mile trail hike with Miami River Chapter of Buckeye Trail Association, Trailside Museum.

9:45 a.m.–1 p.m. — Six-mile trail hike with Buckeye Trail Association, Trailside Museum.

10–10:30 a.m. — Earth blessing meditation, Vernet Building rear patio.

10 a.m.–1 p.m. — Shred-It recycling event, parking lot.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. — Gear swap with True Heights Equipment Outfitters, parking lot.

10 a.m.– 5 p.m. — “Kid Zone” with animal ambassadors and hands-on Earth Day activities, Trailside Museum.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. — Miami Valley Flute Circle, Talus Meadow.

10 a.m. –5 p.m. — Perennial plant swap, parking lot.

10:45 a.m. –1 p.m. — Four-mile trail hike with Buckeye Trail Association, Trailside Museum.

11 a.m.– noon — “Starting an Urban Farm” with English Manner Farms, Glen Helen Auditorium.

Noon–1 p.m. — Rails to Trails Conservancy presentation, Glen Helen Auditorium.

1–2 p.m. — “Teddy Roosevelt Speaks” with YS Heritage, Glen Helen Auditorium, $5 admission, with funds to benefit Glen Helen and YS Heritage.

1–5 p.m. — 5K/10K packet pick-up and walk-in registration, Vernet Building.

2–3 p.m. — Glen Helen welcomes the Buckeye Trail, Trailside Museum.

3–4 p.m. — “Be Wild Again” wildlife rehabilitation presentation, Glen Helen Auditorium.

4–6 p.m. — Glen Helen Association annual meeting, Glen Helen Auditorium.

Sunday, April 24

9 a.m. — Annual Glen Helen 5K/10K race, $35, register at

9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Day hike experience with Buckeye Trail Association, Trailside Museum.

10 a.m.–1 p.m. — Glen Helen highlights hike with Buckeye Trail Association, Trailside Museum.

2 p.m. — Raptor program. Limited seating, chairs and blankets recommended. Parking also limited, hiking from Corry Street parking lot encouraged. Cameras welcomed, but no tripods.

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