SW RiverLands Grants Announced
Xenia - Greene County - November 7, 2013
The SW RiverLands Chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists (OCVN) has awarded six grants to parks and natural areas in SW Ohio. Organizations receiving funds include: Buck Creek State Park (Clark County) to furnish the nature center, Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek (Clinton, Greene, and Warren Counties) for signage at land laboratories, Friends of Warren County Park District (Warren County) for a bluebird trail at Gulley Park and Trails, Rivers Unlimited (Miami and Clark Counties South to Clermont and Hamilton Counties), for stream cleanup on the Little and Great Miami Rivers, Glen Helen Ecology Institute (Greene County) for a plaque in recognition of the volunteer work of an OCVN member, now deceased, and Warren County Foundation (Warren County) for the removal of invasive shrubs at Miller Ecological Park. Grants ranging form $250 to $500 were awarded to these six parks which were selected from a total of ten applications from across SW Ohio.
These Grants were made available from funds remaining after payment of all expenses associated with the SW RiverLands hosting of the 2013 State OCVN Conference. The conference was held at Caesar Creek State Park in April and was attended by over 165 nature enthusiasts from across the state. The SW RiverLands OCVN chapter was established in 2007 and has over 100 active OCVN's from nine counties in SW Ohio.
Parks, natural areas receive funding