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Family Fish Camp at Jones Park and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bookmark

Spend a day with the family on the shores of Spring Creek at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center or Marshall Lake at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Precinct 4 hosts two Family Fish Camps Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kickerillo-Misher Preserve and Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jones Park. Parents and kids of all ages spend the day learning basic fishing techniques from experienced anglers and trained volunteers. “The day is free, and all equipment and bait are provided,”

Creating a Place of Community Bookmark

When it comes to serving the community, Mercer Botanic Gardens has help from a group skilled in achieving missions: military veterans. The Mission Continues is a nonprofit that deploys veteran volunteers into the community to solve challenges, such as improving community resources, eliminating food deserts, and helping at-risk youth. According to Monique Sapp, senior city impact manager for The Mission Continues’ central region, Mercer was a good fit for the nonprofit. “We were inspired by Mercer’s mission

Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Bookmark

Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden
What do bees, butterflies, and birds have in common? They are all pollinators and play a critical role in the food we eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators like bees, butterflies, moths, birds, bats, beetles, and other animals. Mercer Botanic Gardens celebrates the world of pollinators at its first-ever Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We’ll