Land & Environmental Section

  • Native plant propagation workshop

    Bottle Brush Grass, native to the area is shown here propagating as a result of the last plant propagation workshop. (submitted photo by Kelly Quigley)

    Antioch College in collaboration with Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is hosting two native plant propagation workshops.

  • 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.

  • School Forest gives up just three trees this year

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    Yellow Springs High School School Forest group held its annual Christmas tree sale over the weekend. Due to a poor growth year, just three trees were sold, but fun was had by all.

  • Solar tour continues this weekend

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    The annual Ohio Solar Tour will continue through the weekend, Friday–Sunday, Oct. 4–6 with five sites in and around the village.

  • YSI Inc. immerses kids in water

    Mills Lawn Elementary School fifth and sixth graders took a field trip last week to YSI Inc. (a Xylem brand) to learn about local and global water issues as part of a collaboration with the water-monitoring equipment manufacturer. YSI/Xylem has also purchased water test kits for the school to commemorate World Water Monitoring Day. Here students in Dionne Barclay’s fifth-grade class work together to keep a giant model of the earth afloat, symbolizing the need for everyone to chip in to save the planet. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On a recent field trip, the Mills Lawn Elementary School fifth and sixth graders spent a day at YSI Inc. (a Xylem brand), learning about local and global water issues, and bounced a giant model of earth to symbolize the need for everyone to chip in to save the planet.

  • EPA cites Morris Bean for discharge

    Morris Bean & Company will soon bid out a project to fill in a sinkhole at its Hyde Road plant after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency cited the company for releasing industrial wastewater into the sinkhole and potentially contaminating groundwater.

  • Laugh Strong at Brewery tonight

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    “Laugh Strong: Tour de Comedy,” a road show featuring four New-York based stand-up comics who also happen to love biking, will make a stop at Yellow Springs Brewery on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The tour kicks off in Ohio, covering 500 miles in eight days, biking from city to city.

  • Seeds, not pesticides, fall from sky

    Local farmer Jim Clem will soon begin aerial seeding on his fields north of the village. Clem is spreading the word that the aircraft won’t be spraying pesticides but seeding cover crops to help enhance the soil. Here an aircraft seeds an area field. (Photo courtesy of Integrated AG Services)

    The small, low-flying aircraft that will soon buzz area farm fields are nothing to worry about, according to local farmer Jim Clem. At this time of year, the planes aren’t spraying pesticides but spreading seeds.

  • VIDEO — Local farmer to seed from the sky

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    Local farmer Jim Clem is using aerial crop seeding to plant cover crops this fall. See a video featuring Clem on the new technique for increasing soil fertility.

  • Fighting West Nile in the village

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    To keep the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus at bay, local groups are urging residents to remove mosquito breeding sites on their property.

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