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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

Cutting and Treating Invasives at JABR

Tuesday March 21, 2023 Location: James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Activity: Cutting and Treating Invasive Honeysuckle and Callery Pear Stumps Parking: End of Deercreek Drive, the gate will be open, park in the grass Tools: Loppers – A limited number of tools will be provided. Latex gloves will be available for those using […]

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Skunk Cabbage & Snow Trillium Hunt

Join Dave Nolin for our first spring outing at Pearl’s Fen as we seek to find skunk cabbage along the boardwalk and snow trilliums hidden amongst the trees. This leisurely walk is 2 miles in length. The snow trilliums are on a steep hill and require crossing a narrow creek to see them. Thursday, March […]

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Spring Cleaning in the Wetlands! Take 1

Saturday, March 25, 2023 Location: Little Beaver Creek Prairie  Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity: Spring Cleaning in the Wetlands and Removing Previously Cut Cattail Stalks Parking: SEE MAP BELOW Dayton Islamic School, 3662 E Patterson Road, Beavercreek Tools: Gloves, buckets and pickers – We have plenty of extra supplies if you need to borrow some – […]

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Sunday Volunteer Crew

Sunday, March 26, 2023 Location: Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Activity: Spring Cleaning in the Wetlands Parking: Koogler Reserve 2779 Beaver Valley Road   WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO WEAR Water bottle Tools – BCWA has some if you do not Long sleeves and long pants Sunscreen Bug spray Work and/or Rubber boots Hat Gloves […]

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Spring Cleaning in the Wetlands! Take 2

Saturday, April, 1, 2023 Location: Hagenbuch Reserve Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity: Spring Cleaning in the Wetland Parking: Park and meet at Beavercreek Station, 1152 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek Details: Early spring is the best time to clean up trash that accumulated during winter. It’s easier to find before the plants’ foliage begins to sprout. LIABILITY WAIVERS […]

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Knollwood Garden Party: Food Booth

Saturday, April 15 Location: Knollwood Garden Center Time: Two Shifts 8:50am – 12:00pm, 11:50am – 3:00pm Activity: Volunteer at the Knollwood Garden Party Food Booth Parking: In the lot of Knollwood Garden Center and Landscaping, 3766 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek Details: Volunteers will cook hot dogs, serve food and drinks and collect money for the items. All proceeds […]

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Earth Day Cleanup 2023

Cleanup for Earth Day! BCWA is joining forces with the City of Fairborn and WPAFB to clean up Central Park, 222 S. Central Ave, Fairborn. Join us on Friday, April 21 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Help us make our community green. Earth will thank you! No registration required. Gloves and trash bags are provided.

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Wetland Walk & Talk

Enjoy learning about Pearl’s Fen with Lois Gschwender. Take a tour along the boardwalk as the spring blooms begin to sprout. A walk on the trail behind Pearl’s Fen will follow. This is a free event, but please REGISTER HERE

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Vernal Pool Investigation

Join hike leader Sarah Potter to investigate vernal pools at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve. What is a vernal pool? It is a seasonal pool of water that provides habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Dress appropriately. You will likely get muddy. Free event, but please reserve your spot!

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Wetland Reptiles and Amphibians

Join Sarah Potter at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve to search for reptiles and amphibians who live in the wetlands. You’ll be looking under rocks, limbs and debris so wear appropriate shoes and clothes. You may get muddy! REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click Here

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35th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting

Visit our 35th Anniversary Page for details and to reserve your tickets!

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Critter Hike

Join Sarah Potter at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve to search for critters who roam the wetlands. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes. You may get muddy! This event is free, but please register: Click Here

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