The goal of BCWA's Spotted Turtle Newsletter is to educate the reader about wetlands and its habitats. We try to inspire action to help the planet, our wetlands or one's own yard. We list upcoming events and show the progress we make in the wetlands and as an organization.

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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Support Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

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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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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Spring Flowers Hike

Join Sarah Potter to observe the spring wildflower growth at Pearl’s Fen. All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the Pearl’s Fen parking lot. This is a free event, but please Register Here

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Fossils Hike

Join hike leader Sarah Potter for this kid-friendly adventure through time. Learn about native Ohio fossils and those found at Oakes Quarry. A responsible adult must accompany all children. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one and a water bottle. Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants to avoid scrapped knees. This event is […]

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