Annual Winter Hike-Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, January 26, 2 pm

Winter Adventure Hike 

Bender Mountain

Shake off the winter blahs by joining our annual winter hike. Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the College of Mount St. Joseph. The first part of the hike will be on the portion of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage, but still makes a nice hiking path (commonly called Sister’s Hill).  Those who prefer moderate hiking can turn around at the end of this part and return to our meeting place.

Those who are interested in a strenuous hike can continue on a trail we’ve constructed up from Hillside Avenue to the top of Bender Mountain to reach old-growth forest and a nice view of the Ohio River. Signs of the meanderings of wildlife in winter will probably be found – especially if there’s snow on the ground! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking boots. Contact Bob at 513.251.5352 or or John at 941 4877 or for other details.



Buckeye Trace hike Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30 am to noon

This Wednesday is supposed to be really warm – a great time to take another hike.  This time we’ll be at the Buckeye Trace Preserve located at 6446 Hillside Avenue in Sayler Park.  I do have a project in mind there, if you feel really energetic! If not, you can just hike and enjoy the view.

 There will be fairly steep hill to climb, but it will be worth it.

 The driveway to the property is on the east side of Hillside Avenue a hundred feet or so north of Rockaway. This is a little over a quarter mile north of where Rapid Run Road intersects with Hillside. If you don’t want to drive up the driveway, you can park on Rockaway close to Hillside and walk over.  Bring plenty of water and wear hiking clothes and shoes. Please call Tim Sisson at 513 922 2104 for additional information.




The Annual Holiday Party was a lot of fun and we had the best turn out ever!

A lovely buffet, cocktails and the white elephant exchange all added to our Holiday cheer.

President Tim Sisson updated the crowd on all the success this year in land procurement and announced upcoming events including the Wildflower Festival on April 11, 2014.
All in all we had a very successful year preserving and protecting nature in the Western Wildlife Corridor.

Thanks so much to all the many people who helped to make this years party so special. Here are a few highlights:



Western Wildlife Corridor project

Place: Voss Preserve

Date: Saturday, November 30

Time: 9:00am


We’’ve had a really busy fall, with 8 major habitat restoration projects. If you visit one of our preserves, you will easily see the results – many new areas cleared of honeysuckle. Well, we’r’e now coming to the end. This Saturday will see the last of our regularly scheduled projects. However, this will not end our work at the preserves. We will continue as weather permits with impromptu Saturday projects and Wednesday morning monitoring hikes. Watch your emails for details!


Our project Saturday will be at a place we just protected last year, the beautiful forested Voss Preserve, located on Bender Road across from Bender Mountain.


We’ll meet at the gravel parking lot on Bender Road on the south side about a half mile up from Hillside Rd at 9am and work to about noon.


Wear work clothes and work shoes and bring hand tools like a saw or loppers if you have them. Be sure and bring water to drink also. Call Greg at 404 5250 if you have any questions.



Annual Shady Lane Fall Clean-Up Event Sat Nov. 10

Western Wildlife Corridor project
Saturday November 16; 9:00am to about noon
Shady Lane Preserve

Western Wildlife Corridor, is pleased to invite you to our Annual Shady Lane Fall Clean-Up Event. This event will take place on November 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Shady Lane Preserve in North Bend, Ohio.

Participants will be involved in removing honeysuckle from the wooded area and picking up trash along the roadsides. All who help with the clean-up work will receive a free pizza lunch at the end of the event. We will furnish work gloves and ask that participants dress appropriately for the weather. Food is being furnished through a community grant from the Miami Heights Civic Association.

Join us at the wide grassy area opposite the house at 3005 Shady Lane, .6 mile from River Road (this is the house that has two deer statues in the front yard). Parking is available on Aston Lakes Dr., which goes off Shady Lane a little bit past 3005 Shady Lane, and on your left as you’re coming from River Road. For more information on the event, contact Tim Sisson at 922 2104 or at