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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

 February
(Southern OH) Saturday February 22: Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs, near Sinking Spring.
Project: Cedar clearing and/or fence removal. Leader: Mike Shifrin

March
(NW OH) Saturday March 1:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday March 1: NEOH Project Office, near Rock Creek.
Project: Tern shelter construction. Leader: Karen Adair

(NW OH) Saturday March 15: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA

(Southern OH) Saturday March 15: Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs, near Sinking Spring.
Project: Cedar clearing and/or fence removal. Leader: Mike Shifrin

April
(Central OH) Saturday April 5: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Trail Maintenance. Leader: Steve Ross

(NW OH) Saturday April 5: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA

(Southern OH) Saturday April 12: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Trail Building. Leader: Keith Zook

(Central OH) Saturday April 12: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty. Project: Honeysuckle Control. Leader: Anthony Sasson

(NW OH) Saturday April 19: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Cactus Hill Prairie, Hand pulling crown/hairy vetch and Deptford pink. Leader: TBA

(Southern OH) Saturday April 26: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring.
Project: Cedar clearing. Leader: Ross Lebold

(NE OH) Saturday April 26: Lucia S. Nash (formerly White Pine Bog) Preserve near Burton, OH. Garlic mustard control.

May
(Southern OH) Saturday May 3: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Protect a Hill Prairie by helping remove small trees and shrubs. Leader: Brian Balsley

(NW OH) Saturday May 3: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Whal Tract, Hand pulling Bracken Fern. Leader: TBA

(Central OH) Saturday May 10: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Trail Maintenance/invasive woody shrub control. Leader: Steve Ross

(NE OH) Saturday, May 10: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Reed Canarygrass (backpack sprayers and herbicide)

(Central OH) Saturday May 17: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Trail Maintenance/invasive woody shrub control. Leader: Steve Ross

(NW OH) Saturday May 17: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Blue Week! Pig Farm, Hand pulling Bracken Fern. Leader: TBA

June
(NW OH) Saturday June 7: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: North Piels, Herbicide treatment of Aspen re-sprouts and invasive species. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday, June 14: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Reed Canarygrass (backpack sprayers and herbicide)

(NW OH) Saturday June 21: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: North Piels, Herbicide treatment of Aspen re-sprouts and invasive species. Leader: TBA

July
(NW OH) Saturday July 5: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Mt. Phlox Savanna, Herbicide treatment of invasive species (mainly buckthorn) and
re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday, July 12: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Dead-heading Cattails and/or Reed Canarygrass (using herbicide)

(NW OH) Saturday July 19: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Mt. Phlox Savanna, Herbicide treatment of invasive species (mainly buckthorn) and
re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

August
(NW OH) Saturday August 2:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

(NW OH) Saturday August 16: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday, August 16: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Cattails (dead-heading and/or hand-wicking with herbicide)

September
(NW OH) Saturday September 6:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday, September 13: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Cattails and/or Reed Canarygrass (both using herbicide)

(NW OH) Saturday September 20: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA

October
(NW OH) Saturday October 4:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA

(NW OH) Saturday October 18: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA

(NE OH) Saturday, October 18: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Reed Canarygrass or buckthorn (both using herbicide)

November
(NW OH) Saturday November 1:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA

(NW OH) Saturday November 15: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA

December
(NW OH) Saturday December 6:
Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Sweet Fern Savanna, Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA

(NW OH) Saturday December 20: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: KT Holiday Party!!! Sweet Fern Savanna, Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA


 

 

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