Now that the long winter cold is winding down and spring is in the air, get out and enjoy our natural world. Visit AOA’s Utzinger Bog Preserve in Franklin County and help us make a lasting difference by planting trees to reforest a portion of the site. A variety of new hardwood trees will help reclaim and reforest a section of old field, reestablishing the upland forest habitat and protecting the buffer around the bogs.
AOA will provide tools, gloves and trees to plant. Please dress appropriately for the weather and site conditions. The field may be wet or muddy if we get much rain in the preceding days. This is a family-friendly event – feel free to bring the kids and instill stewardship values.
AOA acquired the Utzinger Bog property as part of our Scioto River Flyway Conservation Corridor Initiative. Afterwards, feel free to stay and explore the property and bogs.
Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m.
What to Bring: Feel free to bring a snacks, lunch and/or drinks of your choice and stay to enjoy the Preserve site.
Location: Park in the newly constructed gravel parking lot on the north side of the sod barn, along Highway 104. We will plant the trees in the field south of the farmhouse along the highway.