Saturday, June 24
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary Tour and Hike

This event features a guided tour of the unique and beautiful forest and grassland habitats at United Plant Savers (UpS) Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County which was recently preserved by AOA.

Nestled in the unglaciated Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to over 500 medicinal plants growing in abundance. Traditional American medicinal herbs, such as American ginseng, goldenseal, blue and black cohosh, and bloodroot, blanket the forest floor in vigorous health.

Enjoy a hike along the magical Medicine Trail led by UpS staff and volunteers. We will view many of the native medicinal species first hand and learn about their habitat and use. We will also get to see the many plants and flowers in the native grassland prairie habitat that covers a portion of the preserve property.

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Medicinal Plants

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

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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.

Jul
16
Sun
Big Darby Creek Canoe Float
Jul 16 all-day
Enjoy a summer day floating beautiful Big Darby Creek. Learn about the River habitats and species from Ohio Scenic Rivers Director Bob Gable.
Jul
22
Sat
Prairie and Butterfly Walk
Jul 22 all-day
A summertime walk through the prairie habitats on AOA’s Demonstration Site will provide viewing and learning opportunities about our native flowers and butterflies.
Aug
4
Fri
Bat Workshop and Field Survey
Aug 4 all-day
Led by OSU Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Tichenell, this special Friday evening event will provide hands-on experience locating and identifying bats.
Aug
27
Sun
Snake Den Mounds and Beekeeping Tour at Barr Family Farms
Aug 27 all-day
Walk the site of three stone mounds located on a glacial ridge preserved by an AOA and learn about our native American history. Then visit [...]

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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

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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