Ohio

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! 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. You can participate in as many volunteer activities as you would like.

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.  

You must sign up before getting more information on the project such as location and where to park.

Occasionally, projects pop-up and we don't always have time to post a few volunteer work days on this site.  To stay up-to-date on all volunteer work days, make sure to contact Steve Ross (contact info above) to add your name to our volunteer email list.  

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 

2016
APRIL

(Southern OH) Saturday April 16, 10AM to 2:00PM: The Edge of Appalachia near Lynx, Ohio
Project: Protect/expand a native hill prairie by removing small invasive woody plants with hand tools. 

(NW OH) Saturday April 16, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Mountain Phlox Savanna. Brush Removal.

(Central OH) Friday April 22, 10AM to 2PM: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty
Green Columbus Earth Day work site!  Project: tree planting. 

(Central OH) Saturday April 23, 10AM to 2PM: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty
Green Columbus Earth Day work site! Project: tree planting. 

(Central OH) Friday April 29, 10AM to 2PM: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty
Project: tree planting. 

(Central OH) Saturday April 30, 10AM to 2PM: TNC Dublin office, Dublin, OH
Project: tree planting/honeysuckle control. 

May

(NW OH) Saturday May 7, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Cactus Hill Prairie and Moseley Barrens. Hairy/Crown Vetch, hand-removal.

(NW OH) Saturday May 21, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Cactus Hill Prairie and Moseley Barrens. Hairy/Crown Vetch, hand-removal.

June

(NW OH) Saturday June 4, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Mancy Tract. Buckthorn control.

(NW OH) Saturday June 18, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native seed collection or buckthorn control at Patton Prairie.

(NE OH) Saturday June 25, 10AM to 2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek, OH
Project: Glossy buckthorn control. 

July

(NW OH) Saturday July 2, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Patton Prairie. Buckthorn control.

(NW OH) Saturday July 16, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Patton Prairie. Buckthorn control.

(NE OH) Saturday July 23, 10AM to 2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek, OH
Project: Cattail/phragmites control. 

August

(NW OH) Saturday August 6, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Patton Prairie. Buckthorn control.

(NE OH) Saturday August 6, 10AM to 2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek, OH
Project: Cattail/phragmites control. 

(NW OH) Saturday August 20, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Patton Prairie. Buckthorn control.

September

(NW OH) Saturday September 3, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Linnenkugle Tract. Cottonwood control.

(NW OH) Saturday September 17, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native seed collection.

(NE OH) Saturday September 17, 10AM to 2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek, OH
Project: Trail improvements with boardwalk construction.

October

(NW OH) Saturday October 1, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native seed collection.

(NW OH) Saturday October 15, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native seed collection.

(NE OH) Saturday October 15, 10AM to 2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek, OH
Project: Woody invasive plant control. 

November

(NW OH) Saturday November 5, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native seed collection.

(NW OH) Saturday November 19, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna. Brush Removal.

December

(NW OH) Saturday December 3, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna. Brush Removal.

(NW OH) Saturday December 17, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Sweet Fern Savanna. Brush Removal. Plus – Kitty Todd Holiday Potluck!

 

 

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