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AOA Honored with Prestigious Conservation Achievement Award

Accepting the award for AOA are Steve Goodwin (Land Protection Specialist), Clyde Gosnell (Treasurer and Co-founder), Omie Warner (Vice President and Co-founder), Guy Denny (Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association), Sandy Chiaramonte, Russ Scholl [...]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: News|

NBC4 in Columbus features AOA’s Bartley Preserve project on nightly newscast

NBC4: Columbus, Ohio News, Weather, and Sports (WCMH-TV) Posted: Aug 01, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Updated: Aug 01, 2014 5:35 PM EDT By: Ben Gelber, Meteorologist PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio - A consortium of conservation groups [...]

August 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

Pickaway County farmland will revert to the wild as Bartley Preserve

By Lauren Gibbons The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday July 28, 2014 5:35 CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — Nestled among acres of rolling Pickaway County farmland, the newly christened Bartley Preserve stands out. The property, formerly owned by the List family, [...]

August 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

AOA Supports Permanence of Conservation Easement Tax Deduction

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 277-130 on July 17 to extend the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive and make it permanent. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support with a majority of Representatives listed as [...]

July 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

Rare Plants at Bartley Preserve

Visitors to the Bartley Preserve this summer are in for a treat as a variety of rare plants are emerging from the dormant seed bank in the glacial potholes! The attached images of Hitler Pond [...]

July 14th, 2014|Categories: News|

Bat Gate Installed at Trimble Community Forest

AOA recently collaborated with ODNR Division of Mineral Resources to identify and secure an abandoned mine opening at our Trimble Community Forest property near Glouster. This property contains several historic coal mines.  The No. 10 [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|

Land Donations are Worth Preserving – AOA Op-Ed in Columbus Dispatch

AOA Executive Director Steve Fleegal collaborated with the Land Trust Alliance to place an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch on June 14th in support of making the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive permanent. AOA is [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|

Mothapalooza Supports AOA With Donation

Approximately 160 people participated in the second annual Mothapalooza conference sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife at Burr Oak State Park Resort the weekend of June 28th. AOA is very grateful to Mothapalooza for [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|

Bartley Preserve Open House and Dedication a Huge Success!

Thanks to all of AOA’s friends, partners, collaborating organizations, volunteers and everyone who participated and helped make our Bartley Preserve Open House and Dedication celebration on June 14th such a great success! We are still [...]

July 11th, 2014|Categories: News|

Floyd Bartley Information Available

AOA is celebrating the dedication of the Bartley Preserve in Circleville. This site honors the legacy of Floyd Bartley, a Pickaway County farmer and naturalist. Some biographical information, photographs and articles on the life and [...]

June 12th, 2014|Categories: News|