Inaugural Great Parks Pollinator Festival and 5K Takes Place at Miami Whitewater Forest

The event happens this Saturday.

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(Hamilton County, Oh.) – Great Parks will celebrate bees, butterflies, bats, birds and all types of pollinators with a new festival and 5K race.

The inaugural Pollinator Festival and Pollinator 5K race is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor.

The free Pollinator Festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Great Parks interpreters will share information about pollinators, and outside organizations will be set up with educational booths about how homeowners can take steps to protect the pollinators in their yards.

The event will also feature live music and vendors offering a variety of homemade items such as fresh honey, fresh cut flowers, nature photography, garden décor, nature-inspired jewelry and more.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Great Parks family-friendly Pollinator 5K starts at 2:00 and follows the trails through Miami Whitewater Forest.

A portion of the race fee will go directly to Miles for Monarchs, the nationwide campaign to support conservation of the monarch butterfly.

Participants receive a race medal, stickers, a discount from the Miles for Monarchs online store, and a packet of local native seeds from the Great Parks Shaker Trace Nursery.

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