In 2012, Ohio’s volunteers contributed nearly 7,000 hours!
Northeast Ohio volunteers and staff design and build a wonderful new trail at Morgan Swamp Preserve.
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve butterfly monitors add another year’s worth of data to Ohio Lepidopterist’s famous butterfly monitoring database.
Yang Xing creates The Nature Conservancy in Ohio’s first-ever meetup.com site and Marcia Brehmer organizes and leads the first-ever Meetup outing: a bird hike at Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve.
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve volunteers complete the most projects of any region in Ohio (17) and, in many cases, lead nature hikes for the public on the same day.
Joe Meara works with John Stark to compile the largest and most up-to-date mussel database in the United States. This database prioritizes stream habitat in the Ohio River Basin.
The 2012 Thanksgiving card processing event draws the most participants in recent memory resulting in record-time completion (and more time for socializing).
Preserve Monitors, Volunteer Interns and at-large volunteers complete virtually all work in maintaining the public face of Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve.
Volunteer Interns, at-large volunteers and corporate partners complete work on the Big Darby Headwaters Stewardship Staging Area: the place where we meet, greet and stage our preserve work and outings.
Marvin and Sandy Smith complete 100% of all preserve management work at Brown’s Lake Bog Preserve including coordinating research sampling and leading an outing for International Bog Day.
Volunteer Crew Chiefs, as usual, lead most projects but also take on the majority of the communications responsibilities and lead many post-project nature hikes.