The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center is a 10,000 square-foot green building that celebrates the rich and varied history of the Fernald site.Information on the site's natural, Native American, settlement and farming, uranium production and environmental clean-up eras as well as the recent ecological restoration and legacy management mission is presented through a series of exhibits. Admission to the Visitors Center is free. The Fernald Community Alliance is asking for volunteers to assist with the clean-up of Paddy's Run Road adjacent to the Fernald Preserve on April 6th. Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring rain gear, just in case. Volunteers will meet at the Fernald Visitors Center at 8:30 am for a safety briefing, pick up safety gear (gloves, vests and trash bags) and road clean-up assignments. All work should be completed by noon. For more information, please visit the website.
Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
When rain falls, some of the water ends up in lakes and rivers, some is used by plants, some evaporates back into the atmosphere, and some seeps through the ground into aquifers – large, natural underground water storage areas.
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.