Sunday, June 14
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop

Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society and the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds. Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, bird banding and wild bird habitat for the species in our area. Cavity-nesting bird expert Darlene Sillick will help answer your birding and nesting questions.

This unique event will provide an opportunity to see inside active nest boxes and view young birds up close! We’ll learn to tell how old a nestling is, how to band birds, and why scientists use leg bands to study bird populations. This is a family-friendly event. Please feel free to bring the kids and instill stewardship values.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us protect our wildflowers and native landscapes.
Volunteer with AOA!

We need your help to fight the Garlic Mustard scourge. We know garlic mustard pulling is not the most glamorous activity but it is badly needed and we cannot do it alone.

You can help us make a difference and enhance the quality of the rare and wonderful native habitats at our preserves.

Austin Battles, AOA’s AmeriCorps Stewardship Coordinator is on our preserve properties most every day working on the many invasives. We are continuing to focus on garlic mustard for the next several weeks until they have all gone to seed.

If you would like to volunteer some time to help Austin please call him at 440.223.0287 or email He would welcome your company and assistance and can coordinate arrangements. A schedule and information regarding AOA’s invasive removal activities for the next several weeks is available on our website and posted on our Facebook page. You may call Austin or any AOA staff directly for more information (AOA office no. = 614-721-2656).

AOA’s Invasive Removal Schedule and Information

Get out and enjoy the peace and serenity of the woodlands and catch the last of the spring wildflowers while helping with conservation stewardship.

Read more about Austin’s stewardship work

A sea of Garlic Mustard smothering Phlox and other wildflowers



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!

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 or

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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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

July – September 2015

Prairie Butterfly Walk and Plant Sale
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Explore the tall grass prairies and enjoy the summertime butterflies at the beautiful AOA Conservation Demonstration Site in the Hocking Hills.  Enjoy a naturalist-led stroll [...]
Rock Use in Trail Building Workshop and Workday
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Representatives of the Buckeye Trail Association will lead a workshop on utilizing native rock in trail construction as we work on the AOA Demonstration site [...]
Native Medicinal Plant Walk and Survey
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful Conservation Demonstration Site in Rockbridge as we walk the property to survey and identify native medicinal [...]
Hocking River Canoe Float and Mussel Survey
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is sponsoring a canoe trip on the Hocking River on Sunday, August 30th.  This trip is a fundraising event for [...]
Beaver Hypothesis Talk and Hike
Sep 13 all-day
Learn about the historic role of beaver in shaping our environment and their impact on water and habitat.

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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

Latest News

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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