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Article: Saving Spruce Hill’s Earthworks & Appalachian Forest

From Arc Newsletter, 2007. Paint Creek Valley is a handsome geographical feature in south-central Ohio. It begins in the cave country of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, and ends twenty miles downstream (as the crow flies) at the Scioto River. Its sculptor, Paint Creek, winds sinuously in a wide, flat, fertile valley — its waters rolling eastward toward Chillicothe town, a Native American term for resting place. Read More.

 

Article: Spruce Hill 30-acre Addition

From Arc Newsletter, 2009. Spruce Hill is best known for its nationally significant archaeological feature — a stone wall outlining  the rim of a steep-sided flat-topped hill that was built two thousand years ago by the Native American Hopewell Culture. Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

Article: Spruce Hill Preserve Expanded to 270 Total Acres

From Arc Newsletter, 2010. Spruce Hill is best known for its significant archaeological feature — a stone wall outlining the rim of a steep-sided, flat-topped hill that was built two thousand years ago by the Native American Hopewell Culture. Spruce Hill, however, is also noteworthy as a natural area. The imposing hill overlooking the banks of Paint Creek harbor acres of wild-flower strewn, Appalachian hardwood forests on its flanks, open fields on the ridge top sheltering rare grassland birds such as Grasshopper Sparrows and Henslow’s Sparrows, and a swamp white oak wetlands where native salamanders, wood frogs and wood ducks breed. Read More.