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Preserve Stewardship Projects

Welcome to TNC Ohio’s Volunteer Program!
Thank you for your interest in helping to protect and preserve nature on our spectacular preserves all over Ohio by participating in as many of the projects below as possible. Our volunteer projects are centered on nature preserve management and ecological restoration activities – both of which are critical components of TNC’s work and mission. We need your help and we want you to be part of our conservation community in your area. Participating in projects will give you the opportunity to make a direct positive impact on the environment and meet people who have similar environmental passions.

Projects are normally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. but can vary depending on the weather and the nature of the project. To sign up for a project, contact Volunteer Coordinator Steve Ross at sross@tnc.org or 614-717-2770 x144 and indicate the project location(s) and date(s) you’d like to attend. Once you sign up for a project you will be connected with regional staff and/or leadership volunteers who will provide you with all necessary details the week prior to the project date.

To get involved in other ways, please visit our Events page. 


LEGEND

(NE OH) Northeast Ohio Preserves
(NW OH)
Northwest Ohio Preserves
(Central OH)
Central Ohio Preserves
(Southern OH)
Southern Ohio Preserves 

2015
January

(NE OH) Saturday January 10: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: prefabrication of bridge and boardwalk parts in the barn.

(Southern OH) Saturday January 17: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain native grassland.

February

(NW OH) Saturday February 7: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(Southern OH) Saturday February 14: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain native grassland.

(NE OH) Saturday February 21: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: hauling all of the prefabricated parts out to the sites for installation.

(NW OH) Saturday February 21: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.
 

March

(NW OH) Saturday March 7: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(NE OH) Saturday March 14: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction.

(NE OH) Saturday March 21: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction.

(Southern OH) Saturday March 21: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain native grassland.

(NW OH) Saturday March 21: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(NE OH) Saturday March 28: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction.

April

(NW OH) Saturday April 4: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(NW OH) Saturday April 18: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Smith tract, Brush cutting, piling and stump treatment or treat invasive woody plants with backpack sprayers and herbicide.

May

(NW OH) Saturday May 2: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Whal tract. Invasive Species removal (Bracken Fern/garlic mustard hand pulling, Bouncing Bet herbicide spraying).

(NW OH) Saturday May 16: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Blue Week! Check out http://www.oakopenings.org/ for a full listing of events!

June

(NW OH) Saturday June 6: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat re-sprouting woody species in prescribed burn units.

(Southern OH) Saturday June 6 through Wednesday June 10, 2015: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Trail building extravaganza, session I in cooperation with The Buckeye Trail Association!

(NW OH) Saturday June 20: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat re-sprouting woody species in prescribed burn units.

(Southern OH) Saturday June 27 through Wednesday July 1, 2015: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Trail building extravaganza, session II in cooperation with The Buckeye Trail Association!

July

(NW OH) Saturday July 4: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Happy Independence Day! (no work day)

(NW OH) Saturday July 18: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

August

(NW OH) Saturday August 1: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NW OH) Saturday August 15: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

September

(NW OH) Saturday September 5: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NW OH) Saturday September 19: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

October

(NW OH) Saturday October 3: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

(NW OH) Saturday October 17: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

November

(NW OH) Saturday November 7: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

(NW OH) Saturday November 21: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

December

(NW OH) Saturday December 5: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Sweet fern savanna. Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(NW OH) Saturday December 19: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Part work, part socializing, all fun – it’s the annual KTP Holiday Party!
The work part will be at Sweet fern savanna. Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.
Potluck around noon.
 

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