The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System is a non-proft organization working to preserve and protect Ohio’s wildlands and Native American ancient earthworks. It manages over 4,700 acres in 17 preserve regions, operates three visitors centers, maintains over 40 miles of trails, and teaches forest literacy courses. Join Arc staff member, Andrea Jaeger, to learn how the simple act of saving land can be the most powerful thing we can do together to protect the beauty, balance and biodiversity of our world.
Andrea has worked for the Arc since August 2016. Originally from Perrysburg, OH, she graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Geography, with a focus on People, Society, and the Environment. She lived in Chattanooga, TN for 5 years where she worked for a non-proft urban farm devoted to promoting locally grown and raised foods and teaching the community how to grow their own food in their own backyards. She and her husband moved back to Ohio when they were both hired by the Arc. He runs the facilities in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, and she assists with outreach, fundraising, and development.
Additional information can be found here: http://arcofappalachia.org
Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake.
Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $3.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $5.00 daily or $14.00 annual for non-residents.