November 14th, 2015
5:30pm to 9:30pm
The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts
101 South Monument Ave
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Want the low-down on the auction items available?
For LIVE auction items, click here. We’re really excited to be offering almost $10,000 in trips, dinners, wine tastings, art and local meats!
For SILENT auction items, click here. We have food and wine valued at almost $700, Art worth well over $1000, Experiences and Services worth almost $2700 and Goods and Jewelry worth almost $3000. Lots of fun and unique things for every lifestyle and taste!
Want to know more about the auction? Check out our Auction Page.
Official registration is now closed.
If you would like to attend, please contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 524-2150. Please be aware that Bonnie will not be in the office after 3pm on Friday.
Due to the rain today, the volunteer tree planting event at Salamander has been cancelled for today, October 27. We would still love volunteer help on the October 31 and November 7 planting dates. See you there!
Field Trip, Sunday, October 18, 2015: Salamander Run Preserve
Salamander Run Preserve, located in Morgan Township, is an excellent example of the superb conservation results that are possible through cooperative efforts of concerned organizations and individuals. In 2011, Three Valley Conservation Trust was selected as a subcontractor by the Fernald Trustees to develop conservation easements on eligible lands in the Paddy’s Run drainage. Ohio EPA acts as the project manager with collaboration from US Fish and Wildlife and US Dept. of Energy. The Preserve, which contains the headwaters of Paddy’s Run Creek, consists of 125 acres, 93 of which are forested. Conservation efforts will protect the land from incompatible surface development, protect streams and buried aquifers from excessive surface runoff, and further mitigate damage associated with the Fernald processing facility. Butler MetroParks has also partnered in the project, and is expected to take ownership and management of Salamander Run in the near future.
Our leaders for this outing will be Steve Gordon and Eric Hollins, Three Valley contractors who have spearheaded the preservation and enhancement of this important property. We will have an informative tour of the property and opportunities to view the Preserve’s diverse flora and fauna. Our guides will also be able to give us a look at the progress of site restoration, including 21 acres of newly-established prairie.
The trip will leave at 8:00 a.m. from the Oxford TJ Maxx parking lot (on Locust Street across from McDonald’s) and return to Oxford in the afternoon. Pack a lunch and bring binoculars if possible.
For instructions on meeting a trip at the trip site, or information on last-minute changes, consult the site or send an e-mail to the trip coordinator at email@example.com.
No worries, we’ve not suddenly decided to go with a 500% price increase for the Auction for Acres Tickets! While Karen Schwartz is making very delicious food and the Fitton Center for the Arts in Hamilton is a wonderful space with really cool art to peruse before the event, neither are so costly as to warrant an increase in ticket prices!
The true price of a ticket can be found on the front of the insert: $50 per person. Yup, that’s right, 80% off! Or exactly what it was last year… however you want to think of it.
Feel free to use the beautiful, if flawed, reply card to reserve your tickets. Or, you can get tickets online – right here – as well as get lots of answers to your questions about this lovely event.
What Questions? How about:
When? November 14th, 2015 from 5:30* to 9:30 pm
* But feel free to come at 5pm to enjoy all the awesome art on display at the Fitton Center!
Where? The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts
What? A Fabulous Live Auction featuring auctioneer Doug Ross, a silent auction with a great selection of local items and a delicious Dinner by the Bite catered by Silver Spoon Catering.
We look forward to seeing you there!
After reading the article in our fall newsletter about our upcoming initiative to plant more native milkweed (want to read the article? Click here and go to page 5), Dirk Morgan (who owns Morgans Canoe and Outdoor Adventures) contacted our Stewardship Specialist, Randy Evans. Randy has helped Dirk with planning his multi-location milkweed planting project and on September 9th and 10th, Dirk had a Gamble Montessori school group doing some community service to help him plant milkweed seeds at his Campground. We are so excited to have this glimpse of all the cool milkweed planting projects to come!
Many thanks to Dirk Morgan, the Gamble Montessori Students and their teacher, Krista Taylor, for all the help with our conservation efforts! We’ll be sending out detailed information on our milkweed planting initiative to our Easement Landowners very soon. If you are not an Easement Landowner, but would also like to plant milkweed, we will give out any extra seeds we have on a first come, first served basis. Contact Randy Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to be put on the list.
Thanks to all our Easement Landowners and our other Three Valley Members for all the conservation work you do!
In a special celebration of Fall, our Board here at Three Valley Conservation Trust, went to visit Salamander Run and had a great time hearing Eric, Steve (Three Valley Contractors) and Laura Hafer (from the Ohio EPA) talk about the Salamander Run preserve.
Would you like to check it out too? Please come help us plant plugs. All the information is right here.
We love to see great land preserved and nutured to be a wonderful habitat. Thanks to everyone who has helped the Ohio EPA, MetroParks of Butler County and Three Valley Conservation Trust make this a reality. In addition to Tom and Laura at the Ohio EPA, special kudos go to: Ed Teets (Morgan Twp Admin and easement landowner), Rob Brehm (Road Superintendent), Jeff Galloway (Morgan Twp Fire Chief) and Jon Granville at the MetroParks of Butler County, for working together enthusiastically to make the Salamander Run Project so successful.
On August 14th, if you were listening to the Cincinnati Edition on WMUB or WVXU, you might have heard some familiar voices talking about a subject near and dear to our hearts – land conservation. Yup – that was us!
Did you miss it? No worries. You can listen to the interview here.
It was very exciting to get a chance to share what we do with a larger audience. Please feel free to share this link with friends and family.
Thank-you for your support, which makes our work possible!
We did it and the weather even co-operated! A little heat, but no rain – gorgeous. A big thank-you to Chef Joel Parks from Stella’s in Oxford and his sous chef for lending their talent, expertise and hard work to the cause. The meal was delicious! Thanks so much to the MetroParks of Butler County for the lovely venue, excellent wagon ride and helpful, co-operative staff both before and during the event. Thanks Tara, Claudia, Kelley and Michelle! Thank-you to all our volunteers before and after the event: Marlene, Jan, Betty, Pat, Cal, Marcia, Sandi, Mary, Karen, Syd, Erika, Donna and Steve. If I’ve forgotten anyone – please let me know! Mostly thanks to our guests who made the evening special with their presence and support for Three Valley. It was a wonderful night and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you. Thank-you!
It was a lovely night.
We had a great time.
We hope you did too.