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Botanist Survey Continues at Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Botanist Clea Klagstad continues her flortistic survey at AOA’s Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve. Click below to see some photos and read about her summer discoveries on this beautiful property. Read Clea's second report [...]

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

OEPA Completes Assessment for AOA’s Scioto River Preserve Project

The Ohio Department of Environmental Protection (OEPA) recently completed an environmental assessment process for AOA’s Scioto River Preserve conservation project. The 285 acre Schneider tract will be acquired by AOA with Water Resource Restoration Sponsor [...]

June 24th, 2015|Categories: News|

A Few Thoughts About Stewardship

by Steve Fleegal, Executive Director Stewardship of our land and water resources is a primary component of AOA’s mission. Many of our forests and fields are under “assault” from a vast array of non-native species [...]

May 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us protect our wildflowers and native landscapes. Volunteer with AOA! We need your help to fight the Garlic Mustard scourge. We know garlic mustard pulling is not the most glamorous activity but it is [...]

May 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Works with Utzinger Family Members to Conserve Family Farm and Bog

AOA is excited to be working with the Utzinger family to conserve the long-time family farm on State Route 104 in Franklin County. A central feature of this property is a relatively unique glacially-formed kettle, [...]

May 8th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Participates in Land Trust Advocacy Day

Rob Portman Supports Permanence of Conservation Easement Incentive Steve Goodwin joined a team of Ohio and national land trust representatives in Washington D.C. for the Land Trust Alliance’s Advocacy Day. They were able to meet [...]

May 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

Americorps Works to Help Remedy Invasive Issues at AOA Properties

Austin Battles, AOA’s AmeriCorps Stewardship Coordinator, has been busy this year battling the numerous invasive species that threaten the flora and fauna at several AOA preserves. His focus over the last month has been the [...]

May 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Conserves First Property Along Big Darby Creek

AOA celebrated Earth Day by conserving our first parcel of land along Big Darby Creek! This gorgeous 119-acre site consists of bottomlands and an upland forested ridge and bluff adjacent to the Big Darby, just [...]

May 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA’s Executive Director speaks about the importance of conserving Ohio’s beautiful historic canals

AOA’s Executive Director, Steve Fleegal spoke about about the importance of conserving Ohio’s beautiful historic canals and discussed what AOA is doing to further their preservation on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Hocking County [...]

April 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|

Trillium Festival 2015 in the news!

Thanks again to everyone who joined us at our annual Trillium festival! The event was filled with sunshine and more blooming trillium and wildflowers than the eye could see! It was wonderful to see so [...]

April 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|