Saturday, April 21

Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove

The gorgeous Hocking Hills springtime wildflower show is upon us, highlighted by the “great white trillium” flowers. Please join us for a fun day of hiking, fellowship, good food, ice cream and the wonder of the great outdoors while enjoying our spring floral display at Mathias Grove.

Event Details
Trillium Festival
Trillium Festival

Mercer Woods Ephemeral Walk

Finds Many Spring Wildflowers Emerging from the Forest

The thirty participants who came out under the threat of rain (which came late, thankfully) found an abundance of native wildflowers emerging from winters grip. Some of the plants we saw include: Virginia Bluebells, Hepatica, Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Violets, Bloodroot, Dutchman’s-breeches, Miterwort, Trillium, and Trout Lily. Many others were just emerging.

Thanks to Angela Carter for leading this ramble through the woods.

Ephemeral 1
Ephemeral 2
Ephemeral 3
Ephemeral 4

Volunteer Stewardship Opportunities

Help AOA protect our native wildflowers and landscapes

Spending time in AOA’s beautiful forests can be very peaceful and therapeutic – as well as providing opportunities for viewing the many beautiful wildflowers and camaraderie with fellow conservationists. You can help us make a difference and enhance the quality of the rare and wonderful native habitats at our preserves.

We need your assistance to combat the Garlic Mustard and invasive scourge on our preserves. We know garlic mustard pulling is not the most glamorous activity, but it is badly needed to protect our native wildflowers. We cannot do it alone.

We have scheduled a series of organized work days each week for volunteers to visit our preserves and assist with our habitat protection and stewardship activities. Please join us.

Work Day Schedule and Info
Trillium Festival

2017 AOA Year in Review Available

Thanks to your support 2017 was another successful year for land and water conservation. Check out our most recent Year in Review and catch up on our progress. If you would like to receive a hard copy via mail, please contact AOA at

2017 Year in Review
AOA 2017 Year in Review Now Available

April 28th and 29th

Free Stream Training Workshops Offered

The Izaak Walton League is sponsoring two training workshops for central Ohioans in Ashley. The Save Our Streams (SOS) workshop on April 28th will focus on water quality monitoring, and how to become a certified SOS monitor. An Educator Training Workshop on April 29th will feature fun watershed education lessons and curriculums for our youth.

AOA’s mission focuses on water quality and riparian corridor conservation. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about our stream and watershed quality.

For more information and to register for one or both workshops visit: or

creek Workshop

Our Mission

Appalachia Ohio Alliance is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources that are an asset and a legacy for our community

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Upcoming Events

Get outside with AOA and explore and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!

Participate in one of our exciting 2018 events. See Event Page for printable schedule of events.

Birdwatching Walk at Martha G. Schneider Preserve
Apr 28 all-day
Kleinmaier SNP Nature Walk
May 6 all-day
Naturalist Jim Osborn will lead a spring wildflower hike on AOA’s gorgeous state-designated State Nature Preserve in Sugar Grove.

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When we consider what it took to create this landscape, we must also consider what we can do to insure that future generations will also be able to marvel at its beauty.
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