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  • 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 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.
Ohio Volunteer Appreciation Slideshow
In 2012, Ohio’s volunteers contributed nearly 7,000 hours!

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