Land & Environmental Section

  • A plug for pollinators in Yellow Springs

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    Representatives of the Yellow Springs Pollinator Regeneration Project last week gave a very different talk about the birds and the bees than the one we may have heard as children.

  • Local hen houses focus of TLT benefit

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    Tour de Coops, a bicycyle and walking tour of local backyard poultry efforts, is planned Sunday, June 8, as a benefit for Tecumseh Land Trust.
    A dozen Yellow Springs-area homes and enterprises will open their hen houses to visitors for the afternoon. Site maps and parking will be available at Antioch University Midwest.

  • Flooding follows storm

    Flooding across YS-Fairfield Road on 5/21/14.

    A fierce rainstorm dumped inches of rain on the village Wednesday, causing flooding and road closures.

  • Antioch College to present farm vision

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    Antioch College will lay out its long-term vision for a 36-acre property on the south end of campus known as the “golf course” at a public meeting next week.

  • 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.

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