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.

2017 Printable Event Calendar – Coming Soon!

April 2015 – November 2016

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 [...]