Sep 3, 2020
Award to be presented at virtual Partners for the Environment Awards Night September 16 at 6:00PM
Aug 26, 2020
Organized by Athena Adventures and Sponsored by Vectren/Centerpoint Energy, the 2020 Trailblazer Adventure of the Little Miami Watershed Network was a great success! As more and more people are using the outdoors for recreational purposes, this ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ activity was a big hit. Participation increased more than 5 times from the 2019 event. Couples and families searched the Little Miami River corridor around Spring Valley for designated spots marked by red tape where they learned about the Travertine Fen, the Concrete House in Spring Valley, the riparian way along the ri
Jul 9, 2020
In case any of you missed Denise Ellsworth's webinar 'The Nature Journal Workshop' about Author, Artist and Educator, John Muir Laws' book The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, you can access it here as well as other pollinator webinars.
May 7, 2020
As heard on NPR Morning Edition
Bees Sense Charge On Flowers
Apr 27, 2020
As you know, we have been asking for your input on developing online content. Thanks to everyone who has filled out our survey so far! If you’d still like to participate, click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LP3NRGL. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Mar 27, 2020
Field Report from Andrew: (Andrew Hoffman is a Graduate Research Assistant with the OSU Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab)
Mar 27, 2020
Spring migration is always an exciting time for birders. This year, many of our usual activities have been curtailed. Stay-at-home birding may not have been on our agenda for this Spring but the slower pace of life now can offer some great opportunities to get to know our backyard birds more deeply. Watching them come into their breeding plumage, find mates and rear young can be quite interesting and calming. Spend some time on close observation, try some experiments, keep birding. Remember - we might not have backyards full of rare birds but every bird is an interesting bird!
Jul 31, 2019
Butterfly House at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance needs volunteers. This counts toward OCVN hours. Contact Amy Barr if interested.
Also, the Norma Johnson Center in Tuscarawas County could use volunteers at the Butterfly House this summer even though the Butterfly Exhibit is over (maybe next year). Contact Carrie Elvey, The Wilderness Center, 330-359-5235.
Mar 29, 2019
Great strides are being made across the county to protect the Monarch Butterfly. Monarch City USA plants milkweed and wildflowers, raises caterpillars at home, tags adult butterflies for research and, most importantly, educates others!
Cowan Lake State Park has made a promise to the monarchs by becoming an official member of Monarch City USA! Cowan is the first park in Ohio to be designated and only the second park in the nation. More is being done at Cowan Lake to help this species. Would you like to join us?
Dec 14, 2018
See PRESS RELEASE outlining the accomplishment of the Little Miami Watershed Network in covering the communities of Bellbrook and Sugar Creek Township with Medallions that encourage people to let only water go down the storm drains. Part of the Network's Protect Our Water program is the hope that people will be reminded to protect our water sources. Water will be Ohio's most sought after resource in years to come and a great benefit to all mankind, if its not polluted.