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  • A Groundbreaking Event! Friday, April 10th 3:30pm - Helen Cope, one of the founders of Cope Environmental Center (CEC) and a Centerville High School biology teacher for 15 years, is turning 95! A birthday celebration will be opened to the public on April 10th following a groundbreaking ceremony…
  • Governor Pence Announces Bicentennial Legacy Conservation Area - “We believe these conservation areas … will have the potential to serve as a national model for future land and water landscape protection across the United States of America, and that’s our aim.” - Governor Mike Pence The Announcement On…
  • Plans for Expansion - Ready, Set, GROW! CEC announces plans to build a new, sustainable environmental education center to better serve the Whitewater Valley and beyond! A new facility will expand Cope Environmental Center’s capacity for environmental programs, serve as a community gathering space,…
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  • Invasive Species Removal Boot Camp, March 28th 10-11:30am! Volunteers Needed! -           Did you know our forests are being overrun with plants that originate from our own front lawns and landscapes? They can kill native trees and prevent them from spreading. Invasive plants can also cause problems…
  • Toddler Time! - Toddler Time is Wed, March 18th 10-11am!  (March-October 2015) 10-11am, $3 per Child. You’re never too young to enjoy nature! Join us for monthly Toddler Time where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on activities, crafts, and…
  • Upcoming Nature Hikes! - General Wildflower Hike Take a stroll with us as we search for wildflowers at CEC! Wildflower enthusiast Russ Wright will lead the way.  Don’t forget to bring your ID books and cameras! Date:  Saturday, April 11th Time: 10am-12pm Place:  CEC…
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  • Support Biking in Richmond! - Support Biking in Richmond by attending the Public Bike Meetings at the Uptown Innovation Center at 3pm and 6pm tomorrow March 11th. There will be a presentation on the Master Bike/Pedestrian plans and time set aside for feedback from the…
  • 4 Ways Nature Improves the Lives of Kids - There are thousands of products being made right now specifically geared to please and entertain your little ones. Interactive toys, shows, and games are all presented to help aid in their development, and often times, we parents choose these forms…
  • Congratulations to Marty Hancock! -               Congrats to Marty Hancock of Kicks 96 who won our competition to rename our newsletter! We had over 60 great entries (!), but Marty’s title, “The Eco-type” won out! Marty was awarded a…