Saturday, September 2
Nature Walk
AOA Conservation Demonstration Site, Rockbridge, Hocking County

Explore nature at AOA’s Conservation Demonstration Site in Rockbridge. OSU Extension Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Titchenell will lead a stroll through the diverse woodland, wetland and prairie habitats. Marne is an environmental education specialist with a passion for nature.

Marne will be on the lookout for birds and signs of other wildlife using the Demonstration Site. Bring binoculars. Marne will bring some binoculars to share but may not have enough for everyone. She will discuss woodland wildlife habitat needs while wandering over the property. Enjoy the many sandstone formations characteristic of the Hocking Hills.

Event Information

Save the Date – Saturday, October 21
15 Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner
at the Wagnalls Memorial Library, Lithopolis

Featured Guest Speaker: Paul Knoop
AOA Founder and Honorary Board Member
A View to the Future – Riparian and Habitat Corridor Conservation

Please join us in celebrating 15 years of land and water conservation achievements and your role in helping to sustain our success.


Information and registration page to be added soon.


Trillium Festival Photo Contest Winners Recognized

Vierow 1st Place Trillium Photo Contest

Linda Vierow
1st Place

Congratulations to
Linda Vierow
for this fabulous first place image!

AOA is very grateful for all of the Trillium Festival Photo Contest participants.
We hope that everyone had fun and enjoyed the beautiful natural landscapes and wildflowers that AOA is conserving.

Honorable mention images and participants will be posted on Facebook.

A special thank you to co-chairman Kathy Cubert and Bruce Wunderlich for their time and the hard work it took to make this event a success!

Also thanks to our photo judges – Jim Crotty and Vincent Nobel – who had to make the difficult call of picking winners from so many good submittals.

Richardson 2nd Place Trillium Photo Contest

2nd Place
Jason Richardson

Giammarco 3rd Place Trillium Photo Contest

3rd Place
Nick Giammarco

Giammarco 3rd Place Trillium Photo Contest

Thanks again to contest sponsor Midwest Photo for donating the prizes!

2016 AOA Year in Review Available

Thanks to your support 2016 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

2016 Year in Review
AOA 2016 Year in Review Now Available

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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for our schedule of exciting 2017 events!

Please stay tuned for an exciting 2017 event schedule to be posted shortly. We are planning more trips to fabulous AOA properties such as Bison Hollow in the Hocking Hills as well as a slam bang 15th Anniversary Celebration! Please join us.

Native Seed Collection at Trella Romine Prairie Preserve
Oct 7 all-day
Learn about prairie plants while helping to collect native plant seed to be used to help establish new grassland prairies on AOA properties.
Fall Color Hike at Camp Oty Okwa Conservation Easement
Oct 14 all-day
Participate in an old growth forest hike featuring an old growth forest ecosystem and Hocking Hills geography.
AOA Annual Dinner
Oct 21 all-day
Help us celebrate AOA’s 15 Year Anniversary and conservation achievements.

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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

In the end, I decided to sell my property to AOA because I love it so much. It was hard to part with it – but I am not really parting with it – it is there forever thanks to AOA.

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Steve Fought

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