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 our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Burke at angela.burke@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 Angela Burke (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 

2017
june

(NW OH) Saturday, June 3, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Re-sprout herbicide Treatments at Spring Burn Units or Recently Mowed Units

(NW OH) Friday June 9, 9AM to 12PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Metroparks joint Sedge/Grass seed collection

(Central OH) Saturday, June 10, 10AM to 3PM: Kiwanis Riverway Park, Dublin
Project: Invasive and brush removal with Columbus Recreation and Parks CERP

(NW OH) Saturday June 10, 9AM to 12PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Forb seed collection

(NW OH) Saturday, June 17, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Re-sprout herbicide Treatments at Spring Burn Units or Recently Mowed Units

(NE OH) Saturday, June 17, 10AM to 2PM: Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek
Project: Trail and canoe access construction and maintenance, Invasive removal 

(NW OH) Monday June 19, 9AM to 12PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Metroparks joint Sedge/Grass seed collection

(NW OH) Tuesday June 20, 1PM to 4PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Forb seed collection

(Southern OH) Thursday, June 22, 10AM to 2PM: Edge of Appalachia, near West Union
Project: Vegetation control within American chestnut plantings

(NW OH) Thursday June 22, 9AM to 12PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Metroparks joint Sedge/Grass seed collection

(NW OH) Thursday June 22, 1PM to 4PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Forb seed collection

(NW OH) Saturday June 24, 9:30AM to 12:30PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Forb seed collection

(NW OH) Tuesday June 27, 9AM to 12PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Metroparks joint Sedge/Grass seed collection

(NW OH) Friday June 30, 1PM to 4PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Forb seed collection
 

july

(NW OH) Saturday, July 1, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Buckthorn Treatments at Mancy Tract

(NW OH) Saturday, July 15, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Buckthorn treatment at Mancy Tract

(NE OH) Saturday, July 15, 10AM to 2PM: Morgan Swamp Preserve, near Rock Creek
Project: Trail and canoe access construction and maintenance, Invasive removal

(Southern OH) Thursday, July 20, 10AM to 2PM: Edge of Appalachia, near West Union
Project: Vegetation control within American chestnut plantings
 

august

(NW OH) Saturday, August 5, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Buckthorn treatment at Patton Prairie

(NW OH) Saturday, August 19, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Buckthorn treatment at Patton Prairie

(Southern OH) Thursday, August 24, 10AM to 2PM: Edge of Appalachia, near West Union
Project: Vegetation control within American chestnut plantings
 

September

Ongoing - (NW OH) September 18 - November 17
Prescribed Fire season in the Oak Openings: contact Ryan Gauger (rgauger@tnc.org) for more details on how to participate or observe.

(NW OH) Saturday, September 2, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Cottonwood Treatment at Linnenkugle

(Central OH) Saturday, September 9, 10AM to 3PM: Kiwanis Riverway Park, Dublin
Project: Invasive and brush removal with Columbus Recreation and Parks CERP

(NW OH) Saturday, September 16, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native Seed Collection

(Southern OH) Thursday, September 21, 10AM to 2PM: Edge of Appalachia, near West Union
Project: Vegetation control within American chestnut plantings
 

October

(NW OH) Saturday, October 7, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native Seed Collection

(NW OH) Saturday, October 21, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native Seed Collection

November

(NW OH) Saturday, November 4, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Native Seed Collection

(NW OH) Saturday, November 18, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at Moseley Barrens

December

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

(NW OH) Saturday, December 16, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at Sweet Fern Savanna, Plus - Kitty Todd Holiday Party!
  

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