Come be a part of the Western Wildlife Corridor’s efforts to make Cincinnati a greener place to live!
Western Wildlife Corridor is very active restoring wildlife habitat at several special preserves in the Ohio River valley. In our neck of the woods, this usually means removing invasive alien plant species like Amur Honeysuckle or Garlic Mustard so that the native plants and animals can prosper.
How do we restore our properties? Sometimes the biggest threat to our preserves is invasion by alien plant species. Plants such as Amur (or Bush) Honeysuckle, Euonymus and Garlic Mustard can produce such a dense cover of foliage that native plants cannot survive. We’ve been told that Amur Honeysuckle even secretes a toxin that kills native plants!Since our objective as an organization is not simply to limit development of the wooded hillsides in the Ohio River valley and nearby tributaries, but to also establish preserves where native plants and animals can thrive, it is essential that invasive alien plants be removed. Once the invasive aliens are removed, the native plants usually reestablish healthy populations. If not, we will replant as necessary to give them a helping hand.
We have two types of activities to accomplish this:
You can visit the Calendar page for information and dates on upcoming projects. In addition, one or more of us usually winds up going to a preserve a couple of mornings during the week to take a walk and while they are there, they just can’t help whacking some honeysuckle. If you would like to join one of these walks, please call (513 922 2104) or email Tim Sisson and he’ll let you know the next opportunity.
Other Ongoing Volulnteer Opportunities
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*Property inspectors for new land offers and current land holdings
Please contact Tim Sisson if you are interested in volunteering your time to support the Western Wildlife Corridor or for additional information regarding any of these opportunities. Tim Sisson (513) 922 2104 E-mail: email@example.com
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“The Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Join our celebration of Spring as WWC presents the 9th annual Flower-a-thon on Saturday, April 27th. This years “wildflower quest” includes a flexible menu of nature walks, food and fun for the whole family. Our veteran wildflower enthusiasts will guide you to woodland sites adrift with native species including Shooting star, Drooping trillium, Blue-eyed Mary and many others. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to see some of the many WWC nature preserves.
Join us at 8 a.m. for a Panera bagel breakfast at Embshoff Park and a wildflower walk. We will be then taking wildflower hunting walks at other locations iincluding our beautiful Delshire Preserve. A 1 p.m. walk on “Bender Mountain” trail will give you an opportunity to observe, not only beautiful native wildflowers, but also panaoramic views of the Ohio River Valley and Kentucky hillsides. After meeting on Bender Road, we will also hike at other great locations in the afternoon.
To round out the day please join us at EarthConnection, on the campus of Mount St. Joseph College, at 5 p.m. to enjoy a lasagna buffet . A wildflower presentation will be given by Denis Conover, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you on April 27th!
A $15 fee pays for the breakfast and the evening dinner.
This is our biggest fund raiser of the year! Donations will enable us to continue our important mission to purchase, preserve and protect precious hillside habitat along the Ohio River now, and for future generations. For more information on this event (e.g., reservations, donations and accessibility) please call: 513-922-2104.
For more information on our WWC mission, project
s and activities please visit our website: www.westernwildlifecorridor.org
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