Support AOA during the Big Give and help us acquire and restore Utzinger Bog* in Franklin County!

A record $1.3 million Bonus Pool will amplify giving on a pro rata basis – increasing all Big Give donations.

Donations can be made in honor of, or in memory of. All donors will become members of AOA

The Big Give rally begins on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and ends on Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m.

It’s easy to participate!

  1. CLICK on the AOA PowerPhilanthropy portrait on the Columbus Foundation website, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 12.
  2. CLICK on the orange donate now button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. GIVE securely using a major credit card, with a minimum of $20. All credit card fees are covered by The Columbus Foundation – 100% of Big Give donations go to AOA!
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* AOA is seeking to raise $20,000 to help us acquire and restore the Utzinger Family Farm and Bog, located on State Route 104. This unique glacial kettle will be the only conserved bog in Franklin County. This site will help to conserve critical habitat for migratory and nesting birds in Ohio. It is part of our Scioto River Flyway Corridor Initiative, a collaborative project carried out with the participation and support of many local and regional conservation, sportsmen, recreational and civic organizations.

Join us on May 9 for a naturalist-led hike at Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

View the spring wildflower show and explore Kleinmaier’s magnificent ridges and rock bluffs as you hunt for a glimpse of the elusive pink lady slipper orchid. This AOA property is accessible by permit only – so, please take advantage of this opportunity to visit and let us show you around!

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2014 AOA Year in Review Now Available

Thanks to your support 2014 was another successful year for land and water conservation. To catch up on our progress check out our most recent Year in Review. If you would like to receive a hard copy via mail, please contact Kosby Carrico at 614.721.2656.

2014 Year in Review
2014 Year In Review

AOA honored with prestigious Conservation Achievement Award from the Ohio Environmental Council at their annual Green Gala.

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Upcoming Events

May
9
Sat
Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve Hike
May 9 @ 10:00 am
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show.  Jeff Johnson, ODNR Natural Areas Preserve Manager will lead [...]
May
17
Sun
Mercer Woods Wildflower Hike
May 17 @ 10:00 am
This is the first opportunity for the public to visit one of AOA’s newest preserves:  Mercer Woods.  Join us as noted naturalist and AOA friend [...]
Jun
14
Sun
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am
Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds.  Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, [...]

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Testimonials

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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Botanist Survey Being Conducted at Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

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AOA Land Protection Specialist Recognized

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