AOA has another exciting slate of events for 2018 and welcomes your participation. Our events provide opportunities for members and the public to participate in and learn more about AOA’s important conservation mission. We emphasize nature-based education that features conserved lands and local ecosystems, providing hands-on learning and stewardship experiences, and the chance to visit the beautiful lands that you have helped to conserve.

A printable 2018 Event Schedule is available by clicking below:

December 1969 – December 2018

Dec
31
Wed
Fall Color Hike along old Hocking Canal
Dec 31 @ 11:00 pm
Enjoy the fall colors and crisp fall weather as we hike/walk along the scenic old Hocking Canal near Rockbridge this Saturday. We will follow the [...]
Apr
18
Sat
Trillium Festival
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am
Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Shed your cabin fever and enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias [...]
May
3
Sun
Trimble Community Forest Clean Up
May 3 @ 1:00 pm
The Appalachia Ohio Alliance is partnering with the Rural Action Zero Waste Program to help clean up our Trimble Community Forest property.   Please join us for this [...]
May
14
Thu
Visit Big Darby Creek Cline Preserve
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us and take this opportunity to visit AOA’s new preserve on Big Darby Creek in Darbyville. Feel free to hike the property and [...]
May
17
Sun
Mercer Woods Wildflower Hike
May 17 @ 10:00 am
This is the first opportunity for the public to visit one of AOA’s newest preserves:  Mercer Woods.  Join us as noted naturalist and AOA friend [...]
Jun
14
Sun
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am
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 [...]
Jul
18
Sat
Prairie Butterfly Walk and Plant Sale
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 [...]
Aug
1
Sat
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 [...]
Aug
9
Sun
Native Medicinal Plant Walk and Plant Sale
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 and identify native medicinal plants. This [...]
Aug
30
Sun
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 [...]
Sep
25
Fri
Beaver Hypothesis Talk
Sep 25 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a fun and interesting 2-part event on September 25 & 26. Feel free to participate in either the talk on the 25th [...]
Sep
26
Sat
Cackley Swamp Preserve Tour
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a fun and interesting 2-part event on September 25 & 26. Feel free to participate in either the talk on the 25th [...]
Oct
3
Sat
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Prairie Walk and Seed Collection at Battelle Darby Metro Park
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: AOA’s Prairie Walk and Seed Collection for this Saturday, October 3 has been postponed due to weather. A rescheduled date will [...]
Oct
18
Sun
Crane Hollow Fall Color Hike
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
AOA in partnership with Crane Hollow Preserve is sponsoring a deep forest fall color hike to the Early and Goldmine Hollow areas at Crane Hollow [...]
Nov
7
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner @ Hocking Hills Dining Lodge
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  AOA Friends and Supporters: Please join us in celebrating another year of land and water conservation achievements and your role in helping sustain [...]
Feb
13
Sat
Bison Hollow Winter Hike
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm
Due to unexpected health issues with two of our trip leaders and potentially frigid weather, the Bison Hollow winter hike scheduled for February 13th has [...]
Apr
16
Sat
Trillium Festival
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am
Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Shed your cabin fever and enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias [...]
Apr
23
Sat
Cline Preserve Hike
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am
This gorgeous 119-acre site consists of 3,500 linear feet of valuable river frontage – including bottomlands and an upland forested ridge adjacent to Big Darby [...]
May
7
Sat
Steward Preserve Walk
May 7 @ 10:00 am
Purchased just a couple of months ago AOA’s Steward Preserve consists of approximately 48 acres of relatively mature bottomland forest riparian zone. The river frontage, [...]
May
15
Sun
Kleinmaier SNP Hike
May 15 @ 10:00 am
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show. AOA co-founder and honorary board member Paul Knoop, will [...]
Jun
5
Sun
Youth Fishing Clinic
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn to fish! Join experienced volunteers for a pond Fishing Clinic at AOA’s Demonstration Site in Rockbridge. This program is targeted to kids 8 years [...]
Jun
11
Sat
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop with Columbus Audubon
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am
Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds. Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, [...]
Jun
18
Sat
Scioto River Corridor Dedication and Open House
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appalachia Ohio Alliance, a non-profit regional land conservancy serving central and southeastern Ohio, invites the public to an Open House and Dedication celebrating our [...]
Jul
17
Sun
Big Darby Creek Canoe Float
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is sponsoring a canoe trip on scenic Big Darby Creek on Sunday, July 17th. This trip is a fundraising event [...]
Jul
22
Fri
Batty About Bats – Workshop and Field Survey
Jul 22 all-day
How much do you know about bats – one of our best insect predators? Want to learn more about the unique lives of these flying [...]
Jul
23
Sat
Trella Romine Prairie Walk and Plant Sale | Trella Romine Prairie, Green Camp
Jul 23 all-day
Explore the tall grass prairie habitats and enjoy summertime at the beautiful Trella Romine Prairie in southern Marion County. Enjoy a naturalist-led stroll through the [...]
Aug
20
Sat
Medicinal Plant Hike at Mercer Woods
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am
Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful 116-acre Mercer Woods Preserve on the border of Hocking and Fairfield Counties. We will walk parts [...]
Oct
1
Sat
Trella Romine Prairie Seed Collection
Oct 1 all-day
Enjoy an autumn day outdoors in the field learning about our native landscapes while helping to make a difference! Appalachia Ohio Alliance is joining with [...]
Oct
15
Sat
Fall Color Hike – Fought Preserve, Bison Hollow
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore some of AOA’s most scenic properties while enjoying the crisp fall weather and colors. AOA’s Bison Hollow Preserve straddles the border of Hocking and [...]
Nov
5
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner
Nov 5 all-day
Information and registration available at the Annual Dinner information Page.
Nov
19
Sat
Trail Workday with Buckeye Trail Association
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
AOA will join with the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) for a trail maintenance workday on a section of the Buckeye Trail in Hocking County. Each [...]
Mar
18
Sat
Vernal Pool Hike
Mar 18 all-day
Rural Action will lead a hike on AOA’s 1,200 acre Trimble Community Forest property to inspect valuable vernal pool habitats and the aquatic creatures that [...]
Apr
1
Sat
5th Annual AOA Tree Planting – EarthTouch Preserve
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Now that the long winter cold is winding down and spring is in the air, get out and enjoy our natural world. Visit one [...]
Apr
15
Sat
Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove
Apr 15 all-day
Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias gorge. This event also features a [...]
Apr
29
Sat
Mercer Woods Hike
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Enjoy a spring tour of AOA’s Mercer Woods Preserve. We will walk through mature hardwood and hemlock forests and explore the wildflower covered slopes, immersing [...]
May
7
Sun
Kleinmaier Nature Hike
May 7 all-day
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the ongoing spring wildflower show. AOA co-founder and honorary board member Paul Knoop, [...]
Jun
10
Sat
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am
Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds. Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, [...]
Jun
24
Sat
United Plant Savers (UpS) Golden Seal Sanctuary Tour and Hike
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am
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 [...]
Jul
16
Sun
Big Darby Canoe Creek Float
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am
The Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is sponsoring a canoe trip on scenic Big Darby Creek on Sunday, July 16th. This trip is a fundraising event [...]
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
How much do you know about bats – one of our best insect predators? Want to learn more about the unique lives of these flying [...]
Aug
13
Sun
Jus Fishin’ – See and Catch Fish on Big Darby Creek
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy some quality time outdoors on Big Darby Creek, Ohio’s premier scenic river for a unique fishing event. We will see and catch fish on [...]
Aug
27
Sun
Snake Den Mounds and Beekeeping Tour at Barr Family Farms
Aug 27 all-day
Uncover the mysteries of Snake Den Mounds, a unique archaeological site in northern Pickaway County. Visit the Mound site and enjoy the panoramic views of [...]
Sep
2
Sat
Nature Walk at AOA Demonstration Site
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am
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 [...]
Oct
7
Sat
Native Seed Collection at Trella Romine Prairie Preserve
Oct 7 all-day
Enjoy an autumn day outdoors in the field learning about our native landscapes while helping to make a difference! Appalachia Ohio Alliance is joining with [...]
Oct
14
Sat
Fall Color Hike at Camp Oty Okwa Conservation Easement
Oct 14 all-day
Visit one of AOA’s beautiful conservation easements which protects a large portion of Camp Oty Okwa in the Hocking Hills. Enjoy the fall colors as [...]
Oct
21
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner
Oct 21 all-day
Help us celebrate AOA’s 15 Year Anniversary and conservation achievements.
Mar
10
Sat
Vernal Pool Hike at Trimble Community Forest
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we ramble through AOA’s 1,200-acre Trimble Community Forest and learn about vernal pools. Located near the community of Glouster, this large preserve [...]
Mar
31
Sat
Tree Planting at Earthtouch
Mar 31 @ 12:00 am
Now that the long winter cold is winding down and spring is in the air, get out and enjoy our natural world. Visit one of [...]
Apr
14
Sat
Ephemeral Walk at Mercer Woods
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am
Enjoy an early spring hike at AOA’s Mercer Woods Preserve. We will wander the mature hardwood and forest searching for flowering or emerging spring ephemerals. [...]
Apr
21
Sat
Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am
Download Event Flier THE TIME IS HERE—When the foothills of the Appalachians come to life with the beauty of the “great white trillium” our state [...]
Apr
28
Sat
Birdwatching Hike at Marsha G. Schneider Preserve
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am
Enjoy a birding expedition to the wilds of the Scioto River at AOA’s sprawling Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve in Pickaway County. We will visit different [...]
May
6
Sun
Kleinmaier SNP Nature Hike
May 6 @ 10:00 am
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the ongoing spring wildflower show. Retired ODNR naturalist and Preserve manager Jim Osborn [...]
May
12
Sat
Mercer Woods Hike
May 12 @ 10:00 am
Noted naturalist and AOA Honorary Board member Paul Knoop will lead a spring tour of AOA’s Mercer Woods Preserve. We will walk through mature hardwood [...]
May
19
Sat
Bison Hollow Ramble
May 19 @ 10:00 am
Explore some of AOA’s most scenic properties while enjoying the beautiful spring wildflowers and weather. Naturalist Andrew Gibson will lead a hike of the spectacular [...]
Jun
9
Sat
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 9 all-day
Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds. Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, [...]
Jun
23
Sat
Bat Program and Field Survey Mishe Moneto<br >Big Darby Creek, Darbyville, Pickaway County
Jun 23 @ 8:30 pm
Visit one of AOA’s newest preserves – 250-acre Mishe Moneto Darby Creek – home to numerous bats including one of Ohio’s most endangered, the Indiana [...]
Jul
15
Sun
Big Darby Creek Canoe Float
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am
The Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is sponsoring a canoe trip on scenic Big Darby Creek on Sunday, July 15th. This event is cosponsored by the [...]
Jul
21
Sat
Prairie and Butterfly Walk<br />AOA Demonstration Site, Rockbridge
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am
Explore the tall grass prairie habitats and enjoy the summertime butterflies at the beautiful AOA Conservation Demonstration Site in the Hocking Hills. Enjoy a naturalist-led [...]
Aug
4
Sat
Nature Walk at AOA Conservation Demonstration Site, Rockbridge, Hocking County
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am
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 [...]
Aug
19
Sun
Medicinal Plant Walk
Aug 19 all-day
Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful 116-acre Mercer Woods Preserve on the border of Hocking and Fairfield Counties. We will walk parts [...]
Aug
23
Thu
Glacial Geology of Pickaway County
Aug 23 all-day
Historical and Genealogical Library, Pickaway County Historical Society, Circleville, Pickaway County Learn about the fascinating geology of Pickaway County and the Scioto River valley south [...]
Oct
6
Sat
Native Seed Collection at Trella Romine Prairie Preserve
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am
Enjoy an autumn day outdoors in the field learning about our native landscapes while helping to make a difference! Appalachia Ohio Alliance is joining with [...]
Nov
10
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner
Nov 10 all-day
Enjoy good food and company while helping celebrate AOA’s new conservation lands.
Dec
8
Sat
Volunteer Workday at Conserved Hocking Canal Lock
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
Help AOA Protect Hocking Canal Lock No. 8 .fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; } AOA is sponsoring a work day at our [...]