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.

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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Support Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

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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35th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting

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

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