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Land & Environmental Section

  • Plan to protect local drinking water updated

    An update the Village of Yellow Springs Wellhead Protection Plan, first passed in 2001, features new strategies to protect the aquifer that is the source of local drinking water.

  • Operation Bluebird — YS students monitor nesting boxes

    Operation Bluebird, a collaboration between Yellow Springs Schools and Tecumseh Land Trust that puts McKinney Middle School seventh-graders in the role of “Citizen Scientists” to monitor the activity at local nesting boxes, will resume this spring with a new crop of students. Pictured from last year, from left, are Aamil Wagner, Joaquin Espinosa and Jonathan Garrett. (Submitted photo)

    There’s nothing quite like seeing a bluebird in its environment, especially for bird lovers.

  • Celebrate ‘baby season’ at Raptor Center with a baby shower

    The Glen Helen Raptor Center is preparing to celebrate the coming of spring with a special open house event on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 2 p.m. — a baby shower, for all the baby raptors who will be raised and rehabilitated by the Raptor Center in the coming months.

  • Celebrate Earth Day with plant sale, swap

    Tecumseh Land Trust will hold an Earth Day Plant Sale and Swap on April 21.

    Tecumseh Land Trust will sponsor an Earth Day Plant Sale and Swap on Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Glen Helen Vernet Building

  • Recycle your ‘e-waste’

    Local resident Zeke Reichert will aid in recycling 'e-waste' through May 10.

    Local resident Zeke Reichert is collecting “e-waste” — nonfunctioning electronic devices — to be recycled through May 10.

  • Two conferences’ ‘down to earth’ topics

    Tecumseh Land Trust and the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions are hosting back-to-back conferences on land conservation and regenerative agriculture, Thursday–Friday, March 8–9, at McGregor Hall, Antioch College. The conferences are the latest partnership undertaken between TLT and Community Solutions, led respectively by Krista Magaw, left, and Susan Jennings. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Liken them to lichen. Two local nonprofits, akin to how algae and fungi form that symbiotic organism, are working in mutually beneficial ways to transform the local food and farming scene.

  • Seeking ways to keep bees buzzing

    Nadia Malarkey is relaunching the Yellow Springs Pollinator Regeneration Project with a free talk on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Antioch University Midwest main auditorium. Malarkey, a landscape designer, will teach homeowners how to address the plight of pollinators with eco-friendly landscaping practices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The plight of the bumblebee is never far from Nadia Malarkey’s mind, whether  gardening at her West Whiteman Street home, designing properties around town for her landscaping business, or researching pesticide-free lawn care strategies for the Village of Yellow Springs as part of the Environmental Commission.

  • Pollution continues in Glen waters

    Wright State students took samples of Yellow Springs Creek in Glen Helen in September of last year to analyze for E. coli, nitrates and other contaminants as part of an environmental chemistry class that has studied local water quality since 2011. (Submitted photo by Audrey McGowin)

    At several points on its journey to the Little Miami River in the Glen, where all the water in our watershed drains, the water tested high for E. coli and nitrates, pollutants that can harm local wildlife as well as people and animals who come into contact with the water. 

  • Ohio EPA public hearing on quarry concerns set for Feb. 1

    “No Quarry” yard signs created by local citizens’ group, Citizens Against Mining, peppered yards along South Tecumseh Road near Greenon High School on a recent weekend. In July, the state of Ohio approved expanded limestone mining operations in Mad River Township, just north of Yellow Springs, intensifying oppposition from area residents. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Area residents are invited to attend an Ohio EPA public hearing on water quality impacts of a planned mining expansion in Mad River Township, north of Yellow Springs. The hearing will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at Greenon High School.

  • You said how many birds??

    A male scarlet tanager in its summer plumage. One scarlet tanager (in subdued winter plumage) was spotted in the local Christmas Bird Count. (Photo via Wikipedia)

    Three wood ducks, two great blue herons. And a scarlet tanager in John Bryan Park! The Christmas Bird Count results are in.

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