Volunteer Service Opportunities
Help AOA protect our wildflowers and native landscapes.

We need your assistance to combat the Garlic Mustard and invasive scourge on our properties. 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. Spending time in AOA’s beautiful forests can also be very peaceful and therapeutic as well as opportunities for camaraderie with fellow conservationists.

Seth Rankin, AOA’s Stewardship Director is on our preserve properties frequently this time of year working to control the many invasive threats. We are continuing to focus on garlic mustard for the next several weeks.

Work Day Schedule and Detailed Info

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 aoalt@earthlink.net.

2016 Year in Review
AOA 2016 Year in Review Now Available

Our Mission

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

Mission and Goals

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Appalachia Ohio Alliance is a regional non-profit conservancy dedicated to the conservation of land and water resources in central and southeastern Ohio. Find out how you can help our efforts.

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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.

Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 10 all-day
Join representatives of Columbus Audubon as they look inside active nesting boxes. Learn about bird boxes, tagging and wild bird habitat.
Fishing on the River
Jun 18 all-day
Spend time on Big Darby Creek, Ohio’s premier scenic river. Guides will lead fishing on the river on AOA’s Cline Preserve property and vicinity.
United Plant Savers (UpS) Golden Seal Sanctuary Tour and Hike
Jun 24 all-day
Visit AOA’s newest conservation easement and UpS national headquarters and medicinal plant preserve. Staff will lead a tour and hike of the beautiful forests and [...]

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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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