Vigilant Vegetation Riverbox, created by Jean Magdich in 2007 and updated in 2019, can be found in Dublin Kiwanis Riverway Park.
Dublin Kiwanis Riverway Park, a natural wetland, is a habitat and safe haven for a wide variety of birds and plants. Wetlands clean and purify water. With more than 85% of its wetlands gone, Ohio’s diversity has also declined. Not only do wetlands help clean the water before it runs to waterways but they also hold run-off water so areas do not drain too quickly, causing flash flooding.
- Enter the park and continue down and around the curvy path.
- Take note as you pass over the first short bridge.
- Continue across a second, long bridge and follow the path to the right at bridge’s end.
- Just before the third bridge, follow the fisherman’s path toward the water.
- If you’re inclined to rest your weary bones, you’ll find Vigilant Vegetation keeping watch over the river.
Artist and Credits:
Gardener and clay artist, Jean Magdich is the resident artist at The Logan Clay Products Company in Logan, Ohio where she develops garden-related functional and sculptural artworks. Magdich writes about the Riverboxes project, “The combination of traditional and contemporary approaches to entice a broad variety of people to interact in the community with nature and art is highly appealing to me.” Magdich believes that, “… any art piece, especially one made for a specific location, should blend with its environment, and at the same time, beckon for further investigation and a more intimate interaction.”
Special thanks to geocacher TeamBobcats for helping us list this Riverbox on Geocaching.com.