Let’s celebrate fall and raise a glass for conservation on October 12, 6-8:30 PM. Mike Patterson of the Cru wine bar has put together a wine-tasting evening that will feature Valley Vineyards Wines of Morrow, Ohio. A fundraiser for Three Valley Conservation Trust, the cost for the event is $40 per person and include 5 wines and matched food.
The Cru is located at,105 W Spring St, Oxford, Ohio. There is room for 35 people so please give us a call if you plan to attend, 513-524-2150.
DoGood (197.2ac) and Applejack (72.9ac) are two farms that are part of the Hesselbrock family’s operations in the Fernald project area. Both farms are predominately prime agricultural lands supporting corn and soybean production. The DoGood farm includes almost 20 acres of woodland parcels that protect forested wetlands, salamander breeding pools and Indiana bat habitat. A conservation easement on these properties will protect in perpetuity the existing woodland and forested wetland habitats. Present benefits of erosion protection, surface water quality, stormwater infiltration and groundwater recharge will also be permanently protected.
Sun. Sept. 25 – 4pm to 5:30pm
Arrive on time for this guided hike and then join us afterwards for a slice of delicious pie. The preserve is in the middle of a restoration process which is beginning with the removal of invasive species in progress. Please park at the old water facility, 5223 Bonham Road, Oxford, OH. The entrance to the Ruder Preserve is across from the entrance to Miami University’s Yager Stadium at Bonham Road and Shadowy Hills Drive. Please wear appropriate hiking shoes/clothing, bring water and consider wearing sunscreen and/or insect repellent. No Pre-Registration Required. For more information call Bonnie at (513) 524-2150 or email her at email@example.com.
In January and May of this year new easements protected three new properties through the Paddys Run Conservation Project.
The Kusil Trust protected a property they bought with the proceeds earned from their 143-acre easement. It’s 27 acres in Morgan Township of beautiful, prime soils that may also turn out to be an archeological site.
The Fliehman Farm is a 48 acre property in Harrison that is a highly productive farm which also contains 7.5 acres of natural habitat (where Howard Creek runs through the property) home to native species of frogs and fish.
The Miller property is a 42 acre property that was protected and sold to the Great Parks of Hamilton county with a 25% matching grant from the Paddys Run Conservation Project. It will become part of the Miami Whitewater Park and planted as a prairie.
This fall is going to be a busy time for the Ruder Preserve restoration project. We have 5 days set up for honeysuckle removal this fall (see schedule below) and we could use all kinds of help! Here are some of the things we could use:
- Chain saws and people who know how to use them, particularly on Sunday Sept. 18th – we have two groups coming, which may number 30-40 students, and would like to split them up into 5-6 groups of 6, with a person wielding a chain saw with each group. Can you help?
- People to help paint stumps and haul honeysuckle into piles on two other important dates, Saturday Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. We have abut 15-20 students coming each day and would love to have other community and Three Valley volunteers to help and meet these wonderful helpers.
- Food for our willing volunteers – if you don’t or can’t do the physical work of this project, would you be willing to provide lunch? A grassy area at the entrance of the Ruder Preserve is a nice spot to spread out a light lunch of sandwiches or pizza and drinks. Although it is not a necessity to feed our volunteers, it goes a long way toward showing our appreciation for their help and making them want to come back and help again
If you can offer any of these things, please contact the TVCT office (513-524-2150) or Donna McCollum (513-756-0202 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
So THANKS, in advance, for whatever help you can give. And we hope to see you at some of these volunteer days:
Sunday, September 18th, 9am to Noon
Saturday, October 22nd, 9 am to 1 pm (lunch provided)
Saturday, October 22nd, 1 pm to 5 pm (lunch provided)
Saturday, November 12th, 9 am to 1 pm
Do you want to help?
Ohio Farm Bureau board member Lane Osswald and family have a cabbage crop that will be donated to the Ohio Association of Food Banks. They are organizing volunteers to help with the harvest at their farm in Preble County. They are looking for people who could help this afternoon, Aug. 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There are other volunteer needs throughout this week, too.
Please call Ohio Farm Bureau for more details at 614-246-8241.
There are many events on the horizon that you can look forward to enjoying. They are:
Sat., Sept. 24th, 3pm to 5pm – GOW: Hike Salamander Run
Sun., Sept. 25th, 4pm to 5:30pm – GOW: Hike and Pie at the Ruder Preserve
Sat., Oct. 22nd, 9am to 1pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Oct. 22nd, 1pm to 5pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sun., Oct. 23rd, 2pm to 4pm – Salamander Run Invasives Workshop
Sat., Nov. 12th, 9am to 1pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Nov. 12th, 5:30 to 8:30pm – Auction for Acres at the Fitton Center in Hamilton
Sat., Jan. 28th, 2017 – Annual Membership Meeting at the Knolls of Oxford