Saturday, February 25, 2012

Protecting the natural treasures of Ohio

Nancy Stranahan, director of the Arc of Appalachia, Mar. 9

Many of us have experienced the natural beauty that is Glen Helen. We’ve walked the trails and experienced first hand the wonders of the wilderness in our own back yard. Do most of us know however, what’s being done to protect the Glen and other amazing natural spaces in Ohio? Do we know what we can do to help keep these spaces growing wild and wonderful for future generations?

On March 9, 2012, we invite you to join the Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) and the Glen Helen Ecological Institute for an evening with Nancy Stranahan, director of the Arc of Appalachia, as she discusses her successful work to protect wild spaces in Southeast Ohio. To date Ms. Stranahan’s organization has protected 5,000 acres of land in key botanical “hotspots”. Together we hope to build on their successes so that we can preserve Glen Helen permanently as one of the Miami Valley’s most precious natural treasures.

Our evening with Nancy Stranahan will run from 7:00 to 9:00pm. She will be speaking about the latest information on her nonprofit organization’s work done and providing a slideshow of some of the lands they have been able to preserve. We will meet at the Glen Helen Building, located at 405 Corry St. in Yellow Springs, OH. This event is free and open to the public.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over the last two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

For more information please visit,,, or call the Tecumseh Land Trust at 937.767.9490.

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