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Char-Mar Ridge Park History

Tucked between the waters and woodlands of Hoover Reservoir to the east and the Ohio to Erie Trail to the west, Char-Mar Ridge Park offers impressive scenic views and ample opportunity for wildlife observation and recreation.

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Gallant Woods Park History

Gallant Woods Park opened to its first visitors in 2005—the same year the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling and a group of college students launched YouTube.

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Big Run Creek scenery at Shale Hallow Park

Shale Hollow Park History

The history of Shale Hollow Park began in 2004 when Preservation Parks received funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).

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Crochet Certified

By Casey Smith, Naturalist  I’ve written here before about crochet. About its health benefits, buying sustainable yarn, and using crochet to give back to your

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Wonder of Wool

By Robin Mayes, Farm Educator  Don’t let anyone pull the wool over your eyes because I am a dyed-in-the-wool admirer of this wonder fiber. It

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Letterboxing

By Casey Smith, Naturalist If you’re a fan of our Summer Letterbox Program, you may be interested to know that we also have a Winter

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Maple Syrup

By Gabe Ross, Farm Manager With February fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about tapping some maple trees and boiling sap here at Gallant

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Clever Birds in V Formation

By Saundra McBrearty Have you ever stood in awe watching birds fly in the perfect V formation? The flock looks organized, in sync, and intentional

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