Saturday, March 10th

Vernal Pool Hike at Trimble Community Forest

Join us as we ramble through AOA’s 1,200-acre Trimble Community Forest and learn about vernal pools. Located near the community of Glouster, this large preserve is part of the 6,700-acre ODNR’s Wallace H. O’Dowd Wildlife Area that lies in Athens and Hocking Counties.

Our hike will be led by Rural Actions Environmental Education Program staff, one of AOA’s community partners. This event will focus on the various early spring time frogs, salamanders, and other creatures that depend on the many vernal pool habitats in the forest. This is a family friendly event suitable for kids of all ages who love to help seine the pools and examine the inhabitants scooped up.

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Vernal Pool

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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

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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for our schedule of exciting 2018 events!

Please stay tuned for an exciting 2018 event schedule to be posted shortly. Please join us.

Tree Planting at Earthtouch
Mar 31 all-day
Ephemeral Walk at Mercer Woods
Apr 14 all-day
Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove
Apr 21 all-day
Birdwatching Walk at Martha G. Schneider Preserve
Apr 28 all-day

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