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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

August

(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)
(NW OH) Saturday August 16: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: Suzanne Nelson
(NE OH) Saturday August 30: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Herbicide treatment of invasive weeds around the campus plus woody invasive shrub control. Leader: Kim Nordquest

September

(NW OH) Saturday September 6: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Moseley Barrens (Central), Herbicide treatment of re-sprouting woody species. Leader: TBA
(Central OH) Saturday September 13: Big Darby Headwaters, Near East Liberty
Project: Installation of tree shelters on planted sites. Leader: Ryan Goetz.
(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

(Central OH) Saturday October 4: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Tree Planting Maintenance and/or other re-vegetation work. Leader: Steve Ross
(NW OH) Saturday October 4: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA
(Central OH) Saturday October 11: Big Darby Headwaters, Near East Liberty
Project: Mast collection, collecting acorns and hickory nuts for future projects. Leader: Ryan Goetz
(Southern OH) Saturday October 11: Sunken Mountain Grassland, Near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain grassland. Leader: Mike Shifrin
(Southern OH) Saturday October 18: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Protect a Hill Prairie by helping remove small trees and shrubs. Leader: Brian Balsley
(NE OH) Saturday, October 18: Herrick Fen, Northeast Ohio – Portage County near Streetsboro
Project: Invasive Plant Control: Reed Canarygrass or buckthorn (both using herbicide)
(NE OH) Saturday October 18: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: brush clearing and bench cutting. Leaders: Nathan Randolph and Kim Nordquest
(NW OH) Saturday October 18: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA
(NE OH) Saturday October 18: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Woody invasive shrub control. Leader: Kim Nordquest
(Southern OH) Saturday October 25: Sunken Mountain Grassland, near Sinking Spring.
Project: Cedar clearing. Leader: Ross Lebold

November

(Central OH) Saturday November 1: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Late-season foliar treatment of invasive honeysuckle using backpack sprayers. Leader: Steve Ross
(NW OH) Saturday November 1: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA
(NE OH) Saturday November 8: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: brush clearing and bench cutting. Leader: Nathan Randolph
(Central OH) Saturday November 15: Big Darby Headwaters, near East Liberty.
Project: Late-season foliar treatment of invasive honeysuckle using backpack sprayers. Leader: Ryan Goetz.
(Southern OH) Saturday November 15: The Edge of Appalachia, near Lynx.
Project: Trail repairs on the Buzzardroost Rock Trail. Leader: Keith Zook
(Central OH) Saturday November 8: Agnes Andreas Preserve, near West Jefferson.
Project: Invasive woody shrub control. Leader: Anthony Sasson
(NW OH) Saturday November 15: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Native prairie seed collection. Leader: TBA
(Central OH) Saturday November 22: Agnes Andreas Preserve, near West Jefferson.
Project: Invasive woody shrub control. Leader: Ross Lebold

December

(NW OH) Saturday December 6: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: Sweet Fern Savanna, Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA
(Southern OH) Saturday December 13: Sunken Mountain Grassland, Near Sinking Spring
Project: Cedar clearing to maintain grassland. Leader: Mike Shifrin
(NW OH) Saturday December 20: Kitty Todd, near Swanton.
Project: KT Holiday Party!!! Sweet Fern Savanna, Brush cutting, piling, and stump treatment. Leader: TBA

2015
January

(NE OH) Saturday January 10: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: prefabrication of bridge and boardwalk parts in the barn. Leader: Nathan Randolph

February

(NE OH) Saturday February 21: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: hauling all of the prefabricated parts out to the sites for installation. Leader: Nathan Randolph

March

(NE OH) Saturday March 14: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction. Leader: Nathan Randolph
(NE OH) Saturday March 21: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction. Leader: Nathan Randolph
(NE OH) Saturday March 28: NEOH Conservation Campus (formerly “The Camp”), near Rock Creek.
Project: Trail building: bridge, boardwalk, and deck construction. Leader: Nathan Randolph

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