Rain Barrel Workshop       Save the rain for a dry day! It’s not too late to sign up for our Rain Barrel workshop on this Saturday 4/21 at the Mentor Marsh Nature Center. Special Stewardship Saturday-Celebrate the Earth and make a Rain Barrel this Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Drop in and make a rain barrel at the Nature Center. Offered in partnership with Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District. Limited space available. Reserve yours ASAP! Cost is $60 per barrel kit which includes diverter and barrel. Call 440-257-0777 or email for information on reservations and payment.

Sunday Bird Walk      Celebrate earth day with the birds! Join us this Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. for our weekly guided walk at Mentor Marsh. Spring is the time to bird in Northeast Ohio as migrating birds return and Earth Day is a great way to recognize how special this migration spectacle is.  Letʼs amble through the hotspots around the Marsh looking for some of our early spring migrants.  Weʼll have some binoculars and field guides to lend or bring your own.

Meet at the Mentor Marsh Nature Center at 5185 Corduroy Road, Mentor at 2 p.m. for the hike. Reservations are always appreciated. 440-257-0777 or

Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey is the story of Ohioʼs most natural waterways, told by those who appreciate their splendor and work to protect and preserve them for future generations. Few people realize that Ohio was the first state to pass a scenic rivers act …in March 1968.  Ohioʼs program continues to lead river conservation eorts because of its respect for private property, commitment to designating the most ecologically intact systems, and popular volunteer opportunities.

Released during the 40th anniversary year of the Clean Water Act, this film follows Ohio filmmaker Tom Mayorʼs journey as he experiences Ohioʼs scenic rivers and learns firsthand about nonpoint-source pollution and the ecological and economic impacts of water quality.

This movie screening is being presented by the Natural Areas Division of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Museum’s Natural Areas Program, which protects land along the wild-and- scenic-designated portions of the Grand River, Chagrin River, Conneaut Creek and Ashtabula River.

For more information about the Museum’s conservation work, visit

Tickets are $6/person and will be available at the door of the Capitol Theatre or on its website:

-Becky Donaldson     Mentor Marsh Naturalist Mentor Marsh Carol H. Sweet Nature Center 5185 Corduroy Road Mentor, Ohio 44060 (440) 257-0777 Direct

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1767   216-231-4600 x3505 Lv. mssg. 800-317-9155 x3505 Lv. mssg.

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