Green Portage

River Running through a Forest

Green Portage is a monthly column presented by the Portage Park District Foundation and hosted by the Record-Courier on its Opinion page. Each month brings a new perspective on Portage County nature, parks, trails, conservation and the benefits that Portage Parks can bring. Click on the link below for a PDF of the article.

Recent Articles:

AuthorTitleDate
Andrea MetzlerPark Rx creates connections with people and natureJuly 2019
Bob LangePrescribed fire at Portage Park DistrictMay 2019
Marc LeftkowitzLEAP: Biodiversity VisionApril 2019
Jill HalliganWild for Portage PollinatorsMarch 2019
Amy CooperWIC partnership with ParkRx encourages physical activity with Portage ParksFebruary 2019
Elaine PriceNature innovation in Portage CountyJanuary 2019
Mark SeemanA snowy history of Towner's WoodsDecember 2018
Erica EckertVolunteeringNovember 2018
Nancy StillwagonExperience fall in the parksOctober 2018
Emliss RicksHeadwaters Trail - Ten Miles of HistorySeptember 2018
Kurt RuehrWorking to be Plastic FreeAugust 2018
Nick MorrisLessons to Learn in the ParksJuly 2018
Matthew SmithCelebrating 50 Years of Ohio’s Scenic RiversJune 2018
Tom HrdyCycling in Portage County - the Green Way to Get AroundMay 2018

See our archive below:

AuthorTitleDate
Kurt RuehrThe Formative Years05/2010
Chris CraycroftWelcome to Green Portage06/22/2010
Diane StresingFamily Fun on Trails07/12/2010
Matt SorrickMaking the Most of Nature08/09/2010
Richard O’TooleEvery Walk in the Park is Different09/13/2010
Lynn GregorSchool Gardens10/17/2010
Chris CarmanStudents Up A Creek10/20/2010
Eddie Dengg

Morgan Preserve

11/16/2010
Kurt Ruehr

Exploring the Cuyahoga

11/16/2010
Charles Frederick

Parks and Communities

12/08/2010
Rev William Graham

Conserving God’s Creation

01/24/2011
Allan Orashan

Cultural Heritage at Towner’s Woods

01/25/2011
Todd Peetz

Parks Add Economic Value

02/23/2011
Krista-Beniston

Regional Bike Plans

03/05/2011
Chris Craycroft

Local Food Systems

03/21/2011
Emliss Ricks

Signs of Spring

04/20/2011
Terry SeidelTNC the Lakes of Portage County06/13/2011
Matt Sorrick

Questing with Kids

07/13/2011
Dr Angela DeJulius

Take a Hike for Health

09/14/2011
Paul Beckwith

Joys of the Orchard

10/17/2011
Helen Gregory

Be a Friend of Portage Parks

12/19/2011
Emliss Ricks

Glacial Geology of Portage

03/20/2012
Nathan Goodell

7th Generation Sustainable Farm

04/16/2012
Richard Rick

Hawksley May is Bike Month

05/03/2012
Helen Gregory

Backyard Wildlife

06/26/2012
Kelly Ferry

Farmers Markets

07/17/2012
Michael Slyker

Daybreak Lavender

08/08/2012
Helen Gregory

Sand Hill Stable

09/21/2012
Emliss Ricks

Hiram Field Station

11/14/2012
Helen Gregory

Conservation Easements

12/21/2012
Matt Herbruck

Eat Locally

01/18/2013
Edith Chase

Drinking Water

02/21/2013
Tom Franek

Green Jobs Training

03/27/2013
Amy GigniacOrganic Farming04/19/2013