Articles About Glen Helen

  • Rise against the green Glen invaders

    Glen volunteer Vincent Laino helped to clear invasive honeysuckle from the Glen over the summer.

    If weeding the flower garden out back sounds bad, imagine weeding a forest. Then imagine that forest encircled by an army of invasive species.

  • Glen Helen welcomes volunteers to Honeysuckle Daze

    Glen volunteer Vincent Laino helped to clear invasive honeysuckle from the Glen over the summer.

    Among its various efforts to remove invasive species this year, the Glen invites volunteers to join its annual Honeysuckle Daze on Saturday, Nov. 15.

  • Glen’s Trailside raises baby chicks for Antioch College farm

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    Glen Helen naturalists are raising baby chicks that will soon be big enough for the Antioch College farm.

  • Hip hop holiday

    Audrey Creighton became the self-appointed star of the Holiday Fest in the Springs show on Saturday when she climbed up on stage as the elves gave their seasonal admonition about pouting and crying. The afternoon’s performance at the Vernet Ecological Center featured a chorus of the Mills Lawn fifth and sixth graders and dance and vocal concerts by each of YS Kids Playhouse classes in hip-hop, ballet and singing. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Saturday afternoon’s holiday fest at the Glen Helen’s Vernet Ecological Center was buzzing with activity — and Santa!

  • Glen Helen makes bid for Girl Scout camp

    The 3,200-square-foot lodge and the surrounding Girl Scout’s Camp Greene, located off of Grinnell Road, could soon belong to the Glen. The Glen Helen Association has applied for grant funding with the Clean Ohio Fund to help purchase and permanently protect the 28-acre camp with a conservation easement. (Submitted photo)

    It’s been nearly 50 years since Glen Helen has expanded its borders, but the preserve recently entered into an agreement that its leaders hope will result in the acquisition of 28 acres.

  • Camp counselor could be charged for false statement

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    Charges could be pending against the camp counselor who made a false report about an armed man in the Glen last week.

  • Easement to protect Glen for good

    With the support of a resounding 10 nonprofit, state and local government agencies, as well as $1.6 million in secured funding, the Glen has taken its first step into the protective fold of a permanent conservation easement.

  • Glen seeks bird count volunteers

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    Glen Helen leaders seek volunteers for their annual Greene County Christmas Bird Count, to take place Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 am to 2 p.m.

  • Glen both source, subject for poets

    Glen Helen will be celebrated through poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vernet Ecological Center, formerly the Glen Helen Building. Shown above are organizers Ed Davis, left, and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, with Jack Whitacre, who will all read poetry, along with other local and regional writers. The event is sponsored by TLT and the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister(

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Yellow Springs community is invited to celebrate the Glen at “In the Spirit of the Glen: A night of nature-inspired poetry.” Eighteen poets will share their original nature-inspired work, and an open mic will also be available.

  • Pining for a greener forest

    After more than 50 years in an environment that was never meant for large conifers, the Glen’s pine forest appers to be thinning to extinction. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    The Glen’s pine forest wasn’t all that big — less than 50 acres. For runners, bird watchers, and weekend trekkers it was a delightful destination. But the forest is disappearing, and it’s not the result of global warming, logging, or pollution.