EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HIKES, VOLUNTEERING, & MORE

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BCWA provides opportunities to learn, volunteer and have fun with us! From educational hikes, to ridding our wetlands of invasive species, we celebrate our wetlands in many ways…JOIN US!

Event Listing

Build Boardwalk at Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve

Phase 2 of the Spotted Turtle Trail marches on. Come help us build boardwalk at our newest wetland reserve! Training on site. See Skip Beehler or Ken Moran upon arrival. Location: Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Friday 8/12/2022, Monday 8/15/2022, Wed 8/17/ 2022, and Friday 8/19/2022. Check for cancellations due to weather. Activity: […]

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Saturday Volunteer Crew

Location: Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve, Little Beaver Creek Prairie Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity: Behead and collect teasel heads and pull the plants Tools: Bring work gloves, pruners, a bucket and shovel if you have them. We have some supplies available. Parking: Bales Arena, 1321 Research Park Drive park near the bike path Notes: Bring […]

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Sunday Volunteer Crew

Location: Dr. James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve (Formerly Fairborn Marsh) Join Dr. Amon and team for this worthy work session. Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity: Trimming along the boardwalk/trails and carting out cut vegetation Tools: If you have pruners, loppers, a string trimmer, hedge trimmers or blowers, rakes, sawsall or bow saw, please bring them. […]

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Photographing Nature

Join Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Eric Wright to photograph beautiful sunset views at Oakes Quarry. Bring a camera of any kind (even a cell phone,) but preferable to have a DSLR type camera. A tripod and binoculars are highly recommended. Minors must be accompanied by and adult. Dress for the weather. Bring water, hiking boots […]

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SICSA Paw Partner Program 2022

Do you love dogs? Do you love walking, hiking or jogging in the wetlands? Then do we have the volunteer opportunity for you! BCWA and the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) are partnering to bring together volunteers and loveable pups to go for an hour walk in the wetlands. 10am-11am […]

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Women’s Gathering at Pearl’s Fen

Enjoy the company of fellow women for a historical talk about Pearl’s Fen hosted by Carol Amon and Sue Rytel. Afterward, take a tour along the boardwalk as the summer blooms begin to fade. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, but please REGISTER HERE

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Monarch Tagging

Join us for Monarch Tagging at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Fun for the whole family. Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and how to properly catch them. Learn where to place the tag on the monarch’s wing and tag the monarchs you catch! No registration required, training on site. See Beth […]

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