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Play Day Extravaganza!

The biggest event of the summer is coming up at Cope Environmental Center! On Wednesday, July 26 from 6-8pm, celebrate the Get Outside programs with us by visiting the Cope Center! The party will include guided hikes, crafts, slip n’ slide, snacks and more! This is also the time to pick up your prizes and log your final hours! There will also be a drawing for some awesome extra prizes, include museum passes and tickets to sports games! Don’t miss out!

CEC Share Table @ Farmer’s Market

We are pleased to announce yet another expansion of our produce services to the community! Next Saturday at the Richmond Farmer’s Market located in Elstro Plaza from 9a-12p you will be able to find a CEC table. We will be accepting donations of canned goods and leftover produce from the farmer’s to deliver directly to food pantries and help serve members of our community who are in need. If you would like to donate food from your farm or from your pantry, look for our table at the Farmer’s Market next Saturday! Let’s feed everyone in our community!

The Whitewater River

Bob Barr of the School of Science at IUPUI, an expert on Indiana Rivers, will be with us on the evening of Thursday, July 13 at a meeting or you and others concerned with the management and use of the Whitewater River. The Whitewater has unique characteristics that present both challenges and opportunities for those of us in the Whitewater Watershed and Mr. Barr’s unique expertise can help show us how to make the best of them.

The meeting will start at 6:30p at the Miller Community Building in the northwest corner of Connersville’s Roberts Park. It is just east of the corner of 30th Street and Park Road (also Indiana Highway 1). Beverages and light refreshments will be available. Please pass this message on to others with a special concern for the Whitewater River watershed. If you need more information about this meeting, please contact Dave Caldwell at the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District at 765-541-1287 or Fayetteswcd@gmail.com.


E-Recycling at Whitewater Parking Lot

We are so very excited to announce that we have found a new location for E-Recycling! IU East has generously agreed to partner with Cope Environmental Center to begin hosting E-Recycling. E-Recycling will take place on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9a-12p in the Whitewater parking lot! As always, we will be accepting electronic waste materials. Any TV that is not a flat screen will not be accepted. These can be taken straight to the Richmond Landfill or New Paris Pike for recycling. Paper shredding is also NOT available.

E-Recycling will continue to take place at the same place and time the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 765-855-3188 or email k.blansett@copeenvironmental.org for more information!


Summer Adventure Programs

CEC’s Summer Adventure programs’ dates and themes have been announced! Check out http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/ for more information!


Toddler Times in 2017

Join us monthly where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on-activities, crafts, and a hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine! Time: 10-11am  Place: CEC  Fee: $3 per toddler Registration: Required by the Monday before the program.

July 19- Slippery, Slimy Frogs!

August 16- Growing in the Garden

September- Those Sneaky Seeds!

October- Colorful Changes

November- Hibernation Preparation

December- Woodland Winters!


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