Great Outdoor Weekend at Bender Mountain
Saturday, September 26, 9:30 am and 10 am
For this annual fall event, WWC is hosting two hikes at Bender Mountain – strenuous and moderate. The strenuous hike will start at 9:30 am with a climb through a beautiful forest on our Eagle Scout Trail. At the top we will be treated to a spectacular view of the Ohio River Valley. We will then hike along the ridge top trail to Paw Paw Gap for the return to the trailhead. The moderate hike will start at 10 am and will meander along the slope of Bender Mountain through an equally beautiful forest. We will also hike at Paw Paw Gap and with a little luck will be able to sample that delectable fruit.
For both hikes meet at the gravel parking area on Bender Road about ½ mile from Hillside. Contact Tim 922 2104 for details.
Memorial walk at Fernbank Park
Saturday, October 10, 2 pm
This walk will be in memory of Carol Herzog, an enthusiastic member of Western Wildlife Corridor who accompanied us on many WWC walks. We are saddened by her untimely death and are holding this walk in honor of her. Donations to WWC in her honor will be used to maintain and improve our preserves so that people who enjoy walking, as Carol did, will have beautiful places to enjoy in the Ohio River valley. Please contact Maureen Mohr at email@example.com for additional information.
Sayler Park Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 10, 10am to 5pm
Color Hike at our Delshire Preserve
Sunday, October 25, 2 pm Fall
The trees should be at their peak of color, so this will be an enjoyable hike.
Contact Tim 922 2104 for details.
Habitat restoration and trail work
Saturday, September 5, 9am – noon
Project leader training at the Kirby Nature Preserve. We will be offering training for new project leaders, but everyone is invited to attend to learn how we do habitat restoration and trail construction. Leaders Tim 922 2104, John 941 4877 and Bruce 451 5549.
Saturday, September 12, 9am – noon
Dismantling at the Kirby Nature Center. We’ll be removing the old kitchen and bathroom components to get ready for new construction. Leaders Bruce 451 5549 and Robert 859 572 9661.
Saturday, September 19, 9am – noon
Trail work at Bender Mountain to get ready for the Great Outdoor Weekend hikes. Leaders Tim 922 2104, John 941 4877 and Gary 941 5414.
Saturday, October 3, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods. Leaders John 941 4877, Robert 859 572 9661 and Ed 919 5186.
Saturday, October 17, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Shady Lane, Leaders Ed 919 5186 and John 941 4877.
Saturday, October 31, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace.
Leaders Tim 922 2104 and Ed 919 5186.
Saturday, November 14, 9am – noon
Trail work at Kirby Nature Preserve, Leader John 941 4877, Gary 941 5414 and Bruce 451 5549.
Saturday, November 21, 9am – noon
Trail work at Buckeye Trace, Leader Tim 922 2104 and Ed 919 5186.
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 when and where to meet.
For more information visit the Volunteer opportunities page.