Protecting and Preserving the Ohio River Corridor


This section is full of links to resources that you can use to explore and better understand the Western Wildlife Corridor. Check out Common Plants, Government Agencies, Green Building Tools and Mapping Tools… This is probably more information than any single webpage should ever have!



Hamilton County Park District Wild Flower Inventory

Hamilton County Park District has compiled a list of wildflowers that can be found within the park system.

This is a very detailed list organized by flower color and containing information on size and habitat and even has notes on folklore associated with each plant. Wildflowers are identified

as being either native or non-native.




Tree Owner’s Manual

Do you like trees? Of course you do!

Landscape trees are dying prematurely. In many cases, this is because the correct care is not given at the time of planting and throughout the tree’s life. To help remedy this issue, the

U.S. Forest Service has created a Tree Owner’s Manual. This booklet includes a parts diagram, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting, and more.




Rain Garden Manual

Never heard of a rain garden? Well, maybe not yet. A rain garden is an attractive landscaped area with plants that like to get their feet wet. Direct the storm water runoff from your downspouts into a rain garden and let the water percolate into the soil and create a beautiful new habitat instead of burdening the public storm sewer system. Hamilton County still has

combined sanitary and storm sewer in many areas. In some extreme cases, overburdened combination sewers can result in raw sewage released into creeks and streams.

* Help keep water clean by filtering storm water runoff before it enters local waterways

* Help alleviate problems with flooding and drainage

* Enhance the beauty of yards and communities

* Provide habitat and food for wildlife like birds and butterflies

This manual was created as a cooperative effort of the Northeast Ohio Public Involvement Public Education Committee.




Encyclopedia of Common plants you may encounter in the

Amur Honeysuckle; Common invasive plant species.


Bluebells; Local wildflower. Our Delshire Preserve has an abundance of this spring blooming flower.

Celadine Poppy;

Dutchman’s Breeches;

False Rue Anemone; Local native wildflower

Garlic Mustard; Invasive plant species.

Harbinger of Spring; Local native wildflower


Ohio Buckeye; Native tree and the state tree of Ohio

rue anemone

Spring Beauties; Local native wildflower

Spring Cress; Local native wildflower

Trout Lily;

Toadshade; Local native wildflower




Internet Mapping Tools

The advent of the internet has brought us mapping tools most of us could only dream of just a few years ago. Here is a link to some of the best tools for local and national mapping,

whether you are looking just for fun or you are doing serious research.

Live Maps by Microsoft is a free mapping website that runs in your standard web browser. Search by address or just zoom and drag the map to the location of your choice. (Make sure

you check out the “birdseye” function!)

Google Maps is also a free mapping website that runs in your standard web browser. (check out the “street view”

CAGIS Internet Map Server
CAGIS is an internet map server for Hamilton County Ohio. CAGIS has property line information, topographical information and rudimentary utility information. CAGIS is free and searchable by

address or community. This tool is most useful for property line information.

Hamilton County Auditor
Hamilton County Auditor provides mapping as part of theAuditor’s property information. The Auditor’s property search is free and searchable by Owner Name, Parcel ID or Address.




Government Agencies

Miami Township, Hamilton County

Hamilton County, OH Planning, Zoning and Community Development




Green Building

Even though we all love the natural environment, most of us live and work in a man-made built environment, like a house or an office building. There are alot of things that we can do to

make sure our man-made environment does not have an adverse effect on our natural environment.