Volunteer Day: Releasing the Trees at Ridgeview Farm – Saturday, March 31, 2018
At Ridgeview Farm the Arc is demonstrating that bringing biodiversity back to an abandoned farm is indeed possible. The results of a decade of the redemptive work in Ridgeview’s fields and swamp forest have been ASTONISHING! Four years ago the Arc planted trees on the property and these trees are now ready to be set free. Join us for a day of removing the tree cages from these growing saplings.
Volunteer Day: Ohio River Bluffs Invasive Removal Day – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Hands down, the Ohio River Bluffs near Manchester in Adams County has the most spectacular wildflower displays in the entire Arc preserve system. This is the best of the last of an Ohio River nature spectacle, the others having already been run over with invasive plants, or lost to human impact. We don’t plan to see this happen to the Bluffs! The Bluffs is for folks in good shape – so join the Bluff Blasters, lose some calories, and let’s go save some wildflowers!
Volunteer Day: Roadside and Preserve Cleanup at Ohio Hanging Rock – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Join the Arc’s board advisor, John Jaeger at Ohio Hanging Rock working on cleaning up the preserve and the roadside. Teams will work on three areas along the roadside and within the preserve. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves, a water bottle, hats and sunscreen. The clean up will go on rain or shine.
Volunteer Day: Maude’s Cedar Narrows Invasive Removal Days – Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Maude’s tract at the Sanctuary shelters a stunning showcase of wildflowers in a side canyon of the Rocky Fork Gorge. Non-natives began taking over right after it was logged – just before the Arc purchased the land. We are now working to save Maude’s flower display, one of the most beautiful in all of the Sanctuary.
Volunteer Day: Ridgeview Farm Invasive Removal Day – Saturday, April 28, 2018
At Ridgeview Farm the Arc is demonstrating that bringing biodiversity back to an abandoned farm is indeed possible. The results of a decade of the redemptive work in Ridgeview’s fields and swamp forest have been ASTONISHING! This day we will be working in the wetland forest – removing invasive bush honeysuckle and making room for expanding ferns and wildflowers.
Volunteer Day: Shellbark Woods Invasive Removal Day – Sunday, April 29, 2018
Shellbark is a beautiful wooded property at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. It’s rich organic soils are FULL of wildflowers but threatened by invasive plants that poured into the property when it was logged, just before it was acquired by the Arc. About 5 years ago a VERY busy beaver family moved onto property, creating multiple pools of water – hence our work crew’s name!
Volunteer Day: Trail Workday and Roadside Cleanup with Friends of Scioto Brush Creek – Trail Day: Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Friends of Scioto Brush Creek have generously volunteered to adopt the trail at Gladys Riley Preserve and perform roadside cleanups three times a year. Their help and support enable this preserve to remain open and free to the public. Teams will set out to clean up a designated section of roadside in Otway and if enough volunteers are present a crew is sent to the Gladys Riley Preserve to clean up the surrounding area. More