There are countless ways to get outdoors to appreciate nature in observance of Earth Day in the Miami Valley.
Photo: Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post
Photo: Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post

Today is Earth Day: Upcoming events in and around Dayton that celebrate our environment

Today is Earth Day, and festive events are popping up all over Dayton. Here’s your guide to Earth Day events in the area.

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Earth Day Trashenger Hunt:This year marks the 4th anniversary of the event. Residents will help clean up Historic South Park at Blommel Park. Gloves, bags, T-shirts and scavenger hunt lists will be provided. Children will win a prize if they find all the trash items listed, and for making South Park the cleanest. There will be prizes for adults, too. Afterwards, the group will head to South Park Tavern for free pizza and pop.

Want to go?

What: Earth Day Trashenger Hunt hosted by Historic South Park

Where: Blommel Park, 104 Bonner Drive, Dayton

When: Saturday, April 27 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Info: Facebook

Dayton's $4 million River Run project began with removal of the old Monument Ave. low dam, followed by construction of a more natural looking and much safer passageway for canoes and kayaks. Construction on another "water feature," to be located near Riverscape, will begin in July. The project is privately funded, in part, with a $1 million challenge grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell

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Drive Electric Earth Day: Learn about electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from their owners. Many of the cars will be available for a free test drive or ride. This Drive Electric Dayton ride and drive event will be located at the stadium on Schantz Avenue behind the high school and will go on rain or shine.

Want to go?

What: Drive Electric Earth Day

Where: Oakwood High School, 1200 Far Hills Ave.

When: Sunday, April 28 from 2-5 p.m.

Info: Facebook

Melissa Liput of Dayton (right) takes a walk through Cox Arboretum MetroPark in Miami Twp. with Quinn Eversole and Andrew Wunderlich, both 4-years-old and from Dayton, to enjoy the sunshine and blooming spring flowers. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell

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Earth Day Concert with John Two-Hawks: A concert to celebrate Earth Day. Experience the enchanting music and profound wisdom of John Two-Hawks. With a tapestry of mystical sound and moving oratory, Two-Hawks welcomes all to reawaken the awareness of our living connection to the earth. Tickets $25

Want to go:

What: Earth Day Concert with John Two-Hawks

Where: Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton

When: Sunday, April 28 from 6-7:30 p.m.

More info: Website

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Earth Day Weekend Bird Hike: Walk through Glen Helen and search for birds near the peak of spring migration. Please note, registration is required to participate.

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Weekend Bird Hike

WHERE: 505 Corry St., Yellow Springs

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 10 a.m.

COST: $5 for non-members, free for members

INFO:FacebookEventbrite

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The Yellow Springs village council is considering annexing remote areas of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve to increase safety in the area. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell

Raptor Center 5K - 10K and Earth Day Baby Shower: Help the Raptor Center in Yellow Springs prepare for their influx of baby birds. Avian ambassadors will share information about the soon to be birdies. You can foster a baby bird, and also donate a gift form the wishlist. Registration is required. There will also be a 5K-10K run through the Glen.

Want to go?

WHAT: Raptor Center Earth Day Baby Shower

WHERE: 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs

WHEN: Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

INFO: Facebook | Website

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