What’s Happening in Kenton County’s Parks e-News
For the Week of March 17/24
- Follow KCP&R on Facebook! OMG! Kenton County Parks & Recreation has taken the Facebook plunge! Follow us at facebook.com/pages/Kenton-County-Parks-Recreation/466189136780213. Thanks so much!
- Saturday, March 29 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration Now Open for Reforest NKY 2014 at St. Anne Convent in Melbourne! Can You Dig It? Registration is now open! Reforest NKY is an annual, all-volunteer project organized by NKUCFC to restore native Kentucky woodlands. The reforestation project is responsible for planting thousands of tree seedlings on public, protected previously mowed properties in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. When? Where? St. Anne Convent, located at 1000 St. Anne Drive in Melbourne, KY 41059.
Reforest Northern Kentucky is a successful, sustainable event with a proven track record. Over the last seven years, more than 28 acres of protected public park and school land have been planted with native woodland trees and nearly 2,000 volunteers have participated. Bring your friends, family and shovels to help make a difference by planting trees in your community. The first 200 volunteers will receive a FREE T-SHIRT! Refreshments and take home native tree seedlings are provided for all volunteers. Parking is limited: GO GREEN AND CARPOOL! Register online here.
- Littering Is Wrong, Too! Join Keep America Beautiful in equating other brainless, irrational, ridiculous, thoughtless, twisted, diabolical, rude, sinister, conniving, grievous, just plain wrong WRONG! For more, visit litteringiswrongtoo.org or kab.org. Don’t litter. Just DON’T do it!
- March 17 ~ FINS Channel Catfish Stocking in Both Ponds at Middleton-Mills Park in Covington! Both of Kenton County’s Middleton-Mills Park ponds (Shelterhouse Pond AND Long Pond) will receive stockings of 300 Channel Catfish on Monday, March 17. Both ponds were stocked with Rainbow Trout on Friday, February 28. Be Advised: Your 2013 KDF&WR Fishing License and Trout Stamp have now both expired. KCP&R is excited to announce that our cooperative venture with Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and their urban fishing program is ongoing. It’s called FINS, or Fishing In NeighborhoodS. Both ponds, including the Shelterhouse Pond and the Long Pond at Middleton-Mills Park are enrolled in the program. FINS was begun in 2006 with 5 lakes in a pilot program (including the Shelterhouse Pond), was expanded to 29 in 2010 (when we were able to add the Long Pond), with 6 more lakes added in 2011. There are now 38 FINS lakes in 24 counties enrolled statewide. Participating lakes are stocked regularly with 13-15″ Channel Catfish and 8-12″ Rainbow Trout.
Daily limits at FINS lakes are five trout, four catfish, one largemouth bass larger than 15″, and 15 bluegill or other sunfish. State license and permit requirements apply. REMEMBER: If you’re keeping trout for the dinner table, you must have a Trout Stamp in addition to a valid KY fishing license. FINS program lakes are ‘put-and-take’ fisheries where the fish are keeper-size and ready for the fryin’ pan! Hey, let’s go fishin’! For more about FINS, visit fw.ky.gov/urbanfishing.asp. Good Fishing. Close To Home. For directions, call KCP&R at (859) 525-PLAY (7529).
- March 20 ~ Birdwatcher presented by Highland Cemetery and Wild Birds Unlimited featuring the Cincinnati Museum Center! Join us at Highland Cemetery and Wild Birds Unlimited present Birdwatcher on Thursday, March 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The Cincinnati Museum Center will help welcome spring by celebrating our local birds. Birds are beautiful creatures and can be found in nearly every habitat imaginable. Learning how to identify them can increase your enjoyment of the natural world. BIRDWATCHER will help in your understanding of the numerous bird species found in our region and give practical advice on observing, attracting and identifying these wonderful members of the animal kingdom. This program includes specimens from the Cincinnati Museum Center’s collections of seasonal birds. This family friendly program is FREE and will take place in the Cemetery’s Chapel (rain or shine). Seating is limited. Call (859) 331-3220 or e-mail to make reservations at email@example.com. Highland Cemetery is located at 2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. For more information, call Gayle at (859) 586-0077. Visit our website at www.highlandcemetery.com.
That’s it for now. Watch for more Kenton County Parks Disctrict news coming soon!!