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.

Cover Mapping at Beaver Creek Wildlife Area

Help Deb McKee map a new site in the Beaver Creek Wetlands. If you have not attended a training, no problem! Come to help and learn. Friday, September  22 Location: Beaver Creek Wildlife Area Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Activity: Cover Mapping Parking: Street Parking. Meet in the Nathanial Grove Housing Development 2427 Hawes Dr. Beavercreek Township, OH 45434 […]

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Invasive Control at Little Beaver Creek Prairie

Saturday, September 16 Location: Little Beaver Creek Prairie Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Parking: Dayton Islamic School, 3655 E Patterson Rd, 45430 (SEE MAP) Activity: Narrow-leaved cattail control by cutting them down to the ground. Bring your favorite tool for this – manual hedge shears/clippers, machete, or loppers   Notes: Some will be cutting the green stalks down […]

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Help Trim Trails at J.A.B.R

Sunday, September 24 Location: James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity: Trimming along the trails (Get a peek at the new boardwalk, too!) Parking: Amon Reserve end of Deercreek Drive. The gate will be open, park in the grass. Tools: If you have a string trimmer, please bring it! All field volunteers must sign […]

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Monarch Tagging

Join us for Monarch Tagging at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and the generation that migrates to Mexico. Learn how to catch a monarch then search the reserve to find one. See the monarchs tagged and released to begin their journey to Mexico. Get ideas on how you can help […]

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Discovering Allies in Nature

Discovering Allies in Nature: Learn to ID beneficial plants and discover their many uses! Join us for a walk around Pearl’s Fen to learn how to identify various species present that can be used for food, fiber, fun or medicine with local foraging expert, Joey Peterson. This is a free event. Please register at the […]

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BCWA Booth at Outdoor Experience

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 Location: Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road Time: See available shifts at the registration link below Activity: Outdoor Experience Volunteer Booth Parking: Parking and booth location will be sent to volunteers prior to the event Notes: We need enthusiastic people who can advocate for BCWA at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience event. SIGN UP HERE to volunteer! Learn […]

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Support Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

Ohio Master Gardener Conference Volunteer Booth

Thursday through Saturday, October 12 – 14 Location: Holiday Inn 2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324 Time: See available shifts at the registration link below Activity: Ohio Master Gardener Conference Volunteer Booth Parking: Booth location will be sent to volunteers prior to the event Notes: We need enthusiastic people who can advocate for BCWA! SIGN UP HERE to […]

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Morning Crew 8:30 am -12:30 pm. Afternoon Crew 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Spend a few hours giving back to nature at our Honeysuckle-Palooza and help remove invasive vegetation from The Spotted Turtle Trail! Be part of this Honeysuckle-Palooza and help remove honeysuckle, autumn olive & Callery pear from the Spotted Turtle Trail and the Beaver […]

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Spotted Turtle Trail Pancake Hike

Discover the beautiful Beaver Creek Wetlands with a hike on the Spotted Turtle Trail. Explore the Dayton area’s newest hiking trail that winds through prairies, savannahs, and woodlands along the scenic Beaver Creek. Rise above the wetlands on a mile-long, newly built, boardwalk. Hike at your own pace on one of the three, self-guided, marked, […]

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