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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
April

(NW OH) Saturday April 4, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Moseley Savanna (Central), Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(Central OH) Saturday April 4, 10AM to 2PM: Agnes Andreae Preserve, near West Jefferson
Project: Woody invasive shrub removal to protect woodland ground flora.

(NE OH) Saturday April 11, 10AM-2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction.

(Southern OH) Saturday April 11, 10AM to 2PM: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain native grassland.

(NE OH) Saturday April 11, 10AM to 2PM: Lucia S. Nash Preserve, near Burton
Project: Garlic Mustard control.

(Southern OH) Saturday April 11,  9:30AM to 3:00PM: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: bridge construction, trail building and general brush and debris clearing.

(Central OH) Friday April 17, 10AM-2PM: Big Darby Headwaters Preserve, near East Liberty.
Project: Tree Planting.

(NW OH) Saturday April 18, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Smith tract, Brush cutting, piling and stump treatment or treat invasive woody plants with backpack sprayers and herbicide.

(Central OH) Saturday April 18, 10AM to 2PM: TNC State Office, Dublin
Project: Woody invasive shrub removal to protect woodland ground flora.

(Central OH) Friday April 24, 10AM-2PM: Big Darby Headwaters Preserve, near East Liberty.
Project: Tree Planting.

(Central OH) Saturday April 25, 10AM-2PM: Big Darby Headwaters Preserve, near East Liberty.
Project: Tree Planting.

(NE OH) Saturday April 25, 10AM-2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus at Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek.
Project: Campus and trail prep for our David Sibley/open house events on 5/2 & 5/3. Tasks may include landscaping, painting, cleaning, hanging signs, decorating,  and trail clearing.  This will be a long 8 hour workday - Three shifts will be available: Early (8am–12pm), Late (12pm-4pm), Crazy OT shift! (8am-4pm).

May

(Southern OH) Saturday May 2, 10AM-2PM: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain native grassland.

(NW OH) Saturday May 2, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Whal tract. Invasive Species removal (Bracken Fern/garlic mustard hand pulling, Bouncing Bet herbicide spraying).

(NE OH) Saturday May 16, 10AM-2PM: Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro
Project: Reed canarygrass control.

(NW OH) Saturday May 16, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
No Project:  Blue Week! Check out http://www.oakopenings.org/ for a full listing of events!

(NE OH) Saturday May 30, 10AM-2PM: Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek
Project: Reed canarygrass control.

June

(NW OH) Saturday June 6, 10AM to 2PM: 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!

(NE OH) Saturday June 20, 10AM-2PM: Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro
Project: Reed canarygrass control.

(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!

(NE OH) Saturday June 27, 10AM-2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek
Project: Spotted knapweed control.

July

(NW OH) Saturday July 4, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Happy Independence Day! (no work day)

(NW OH) Saturday July 18, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NE OH) Saturday July 18, 10AM-2PM: Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek
Project: Reed canarygrass control.

(NE OH) Saturday July 25, 10AM-2PM: Lucia S. Nash Preserve, near Burton
Project: Cattail control.

August

(NE OH) Saturday August 1, 10AM-2PM: Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro
Project: Cattail control.

(NW OH) Saturday August 1, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NE OH) Saturday August 8, 10AM-2PM: Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek
Project: Cattail control.

(NW OH) Saturday August 15, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NE OH) Saturday August 22, 10AM-2PM: Lucia S. Nash Preserve, near Burton
Project: Cattail control.

September

(NW OH) Saturday September 5. 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NE OH) Saturday September 12, 10AM-2PM: Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro
Project: Cattail control.

(NW OH) Saturday September 19, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Using backpack sprayer and herbicide, treat invasive species in wet prairies.

(NE OH) Saturday September 26, 10AM-2PM: Lucia S. Nash Preserve, near Burton
Project: Buckthorn or Cattail control.

October

(NE OH) Saturday October 3, 10AM-2PM: Grand River Conservation Campus, near Rock Creek
Project: Buckthorn control.

(NW OH) Saturday October 3, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

(NE OH) Saturday October 17, 10AM-2PM: Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro
Project: Buckthorn control.

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

November

(NW OH) Saturday November 7, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

(NW OH) Saturday November 21, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native prairie seed collection.

December

(NW OH) Saturday December 5, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Sweet fern savanna. Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment.

(NW OH) Saturday December 19, 10AM to 2PM: 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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