If you want to do more to support and enhance the park and its programs, please consider joining this group. Dues are $10 per year and $250 f
The orange day lilies may be considered invasive by some by they do brighten up the roadsides and they are an edible treat. The flavor is like sweet, crisp lettuce. Be sure to gather them where they have not been sprayed with chemicals and wash them carefully.
Passport to Fishing is a National Program geared to helping children learn to fish and it is sponsored in Ohio by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Thirty youth and several parents attended the session at the Mount Gilead State Park on Wednesday and learned about fish, tied knots, put together a rigging, practiced casting and discussed laws and safety. The Naturalists were assisted by VIP James Anderson and Marion County Wildlife Officer Chad Grote. Everyone who completed the program received a rod and reel and booklets to get them started as anglers.
The native flowers in our planting across from the Nature Center are beginning to bloom and we hope that the 4-H Club members and Tri-Rivers students who helped clear the area this spring will stop by and take a look.
The Friends of the Mount Gilead State Park met on Monday evening for the annual meeting and elected officers and trustees. John and Janet Harbaugh will become emeritus trustees and Linda Harper is the new president. If you want to do more to support and enhance the park and its programs, please consider joining this group. Dues are $10 per year and $250 for lifetime membership and may be sent to FOMGSP, Post. Office Box 145, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
Country breakfasts will be served July 4, 5, and 6 for the holiday weekend. These fundraiser meals are a big source of revenue for the Volunteers in Parks.
July Wild Days for kids ages 3-13 will be held the sixteenth and seventeenth from 9:30-11:30 AM.
July 18-20 will be the Taste of Country Festival at the park with a hog roast, baking contest, entertainment, crafts and demonstrations.
Nature Detectives continues each Saturday at 2 P.M. and there is a skill program each Saturday at 5:30 P.M.