Join us for a Hocking River Canoe Float and Mussel Survey on Sunday August 30!

Come learn about our endangered native mussels and AOA’s riparian habitat conservation efforts! Spend one of the last days of summer on the Hocking River -exploring one of our fabulous natural resources while enjoying what promises to be a beautiful, warm summer day. Take a leisurely float, stopping to observe the river habitat, eat, swim and look for mussels. This event is a fundraiser for AOA sponsored by Fox’s Hocking Hills Canoe Livery.



Amazed.  Inspired.  Grateful.

You made it happen during the BIG GIVE May 12-13, 2015 and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. AOA is now able to preserve the only bog in Franklin County!

Serving our mission of building a land and water conservation legacy for our community is only possible with your help. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Please join us at an AOA event soon so we can thank you in person!

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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

September – November 2015

Beaver Hypothesis Talk
Sep 25 all-day
Join us for this special presentation by naturalist Dick Tuttle on the impacts of beaver on our ecosystem, particularly as related to habitats for our [...]
Cackley Swamp Preserve Tour
Sep 26 all-day
As a follow up to the Beaver Hypothesis Talk on September 25, we have added a visit to one of AOA’s premier preserves, Cackley Swamp, [...]
Prairie Walk and Seed Collection at Battelle Darby Metro Park
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy an autumn day outdoors in the field learning about our native landscapes while helping to make a difference! Appalachia Ohio Alliance is joining with [...]
Crane Hollow Fall Hike to Gold Mine and Early Hollows
Oct 18 all-day
In partnership with Crane Hollow, participate in a deep forest hike at Crane Hollow Preserve featuring the eastern Hemlock Forest ecosystem and Hocking Hills geology. [...]
AOA Annual Dinner
Nov 7 all-day
Join us to review and help celebrate another successful year.

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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.
Paul Knoop
The scenic views, diversity of plants and wildlife, and quiet times in the country will all be enhanced by the security of knowing that things can stay this way into the future.
Larry R. Menchhofer

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OEPA Completes Assessment for AOA’s Scioto River Preserve Project

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Volunteer Opportunities

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AOA Works with Utzinger Family Members to Conserve Family Farm and Bog

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AOA Participates in Land Trust Advocacy Day

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