Fri March 8, 2013
Earth Calendar for March 8th and March 9th
Expanding on its popular education programs and burgeoning restoration work, Ohio River Foundation is pleased to announce that its Youth Conservation Teams program has received funding for high school students to perform work in Hamilton County, Ohio during summer 2013.
Youth Conservation Teams will perform habitat stewardship work, such as planting trees and shrubs along streams; removing winter sand from ditches, culverts, and settling basins; rock lining ditches and culverts, and installing water bars and other diversions to direct water from dirt roads and paths to vegetated areas. It’s an opportunity for high school students to expand their community service record and also learn more about environmental restoration work. Hamilton County program partner is the Hamilton County Park District. This program is being funded in part by a grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and from The William R. Schott Family Fund, a Field of Interest Fund of GCF. Student Crew applications will be accepted through April 5th. Details and further program information are posted at the website.
Now in its 13th year, the non-profit Ohio River Foundation (ORF), through its education and conservation activities, assists communities along the river and throughout the 200,000 sq. mile watershed with protecting water quality, restoring rivers, and improving public awareness of the importance of the natural environment in the Ohio River watershed.
On Our Calendar:
Heron Rookery Viewing. Get a "bird’s eye view" of an active great blue heron nesting spot. Travel along the trail to view these feathered marvels in their tree top home. Spotting scopes will be provided. Winton Woods March 10th, 2:00 pm – 4:0 pm. For information visit the website.