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Lend a Hand – Volunteer for Conservation

March 18th, 2017

The loss of Ohio’s forests over the last two centuries has been well documented, and although there are more forested acres now in the state than at the turn of the 20th century, most of Ohio’s land is still in use for agriculture and urban expansion. As our forested landscapes have become smaller, fragmentation of forest […]

Wetland Wonders

March 10th, 2017

Coming to a vernal pool near you – spring of 2017 is on the way!  As always, it will undoubtedly be beautiful, and for most of us it will be nice to feel warmer days and see the verdant colors! This is usually the time of the year we start mentioning vernal pools, hold up […]

Valuing the Voice of “Silent Spring”

February 28th, 2017

“If, having endured much, we have at last asserted our ‘right to know,’ and if by knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to take senseless and frightening risks, then…we should look about and see what other course is open to us.” — Rachel Carson, Silent Spring This year marks the 55th anniversary […]

Fox Creek Restoration

February 10th, 2017

For the past few months you might have noticed a lot of activity going on down on Fox Creek. Small streams and creeks like Fox Creek are the lifeblood of our water courses, those often unimpressive little backwaters are the vital capillaries that feed our mighty rivers and provide many different habitats that increase biodiversity. […]

The Gift of Nature is The Gift of a Lifetime

October 25th, 2016

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson   Research confirms what many of us know intuitively: that children who spend time in nature early on in life are much more motivated to get outside when they are older — […]


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