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
March

(NW OH) Saturday, March 4, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at Moseley Barrens 

(Southern OH) Saturday, March 11, 10AM to 2PM: Strait Creek Preserve, near Sinking Springs
Project: Restoring Grassland – Woody invasive plant control & brush removal

(NW OH) Saturday, March 18, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at Moseley Barrens. (Wild Ones work day)

(Southern OH) Saturday March 18, 9:30AM to 3PM: Edge of Appalachia Preserve, near West Union - Meet at Eulett Center
Project: Preparation work for planting event of 500 American Chestnut Seedlings. Contact Angela Burke (angela.burke@tnc.org) for more details and to RSVP.

 

(NW OH) Sunday, March 19, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Fire Field Day for students wrapping up the online S-130 and S-190. Contact Ryan Gauger (rgauger@tnc.org) for more details.

(Southern OH) Saturday March 25, 9:30AM to 3PM: Edge of Appalachia Preserve, near West Union - Meet at Eulett Center
Project: Preparation work for planting event of 500 American Chestnut Seedlings. Contact Angela Burke (angela.burke@tnc.org) for more details and to RSVP.

Ongoing - (NW OH) March 13 – May 19
Prescribed Fires in the Oak Openings: contact Ryan Gauger (rgauger@tnc.org) for more details on how to participate or observe.

April

(NW OH) Saturday, April 1, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at South Piels

(Southern OH) Saturday April 8, 9:30AM-3PM: Edge of Appalachia Preserve, near West Union - Meet at Eulett Center
Project: Planting of 500 American Chestnut Seedlings. Contact Angela Burke (angela.burke@tnc.org) for more details and to RSVP.

(Southern OH) Saturday, April 8, 10AM to 2PM: Strait Creek Preserve, near Sinking Springs
Project: Restoring Grassland – Woody invasive plant & brush removal

(NW OH) Saturday, April 15, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Brush Removal at South Piels

may

(NW OH) Saturday, May 6, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project: Hairy/Crown Vetch pulling at Cactus Hill Prairie and Moseley Barrens

(NW OH) Saturday, May 20, 10AM to 2PM: Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton
Project:5/20/2017 – Hairy/Crown Vetch pulling at Cactus Hill Prairie and Moseley Barrens

(NW OH) May TBD – Blue Week Events
Please check www.oakopenings.org or our events page for a detailed schedule of events.

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

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

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

September

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

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

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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