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Articles About Glen Helen
“There may be no better place to witness that confluence of differing goals and interconnectedness than the 1,147 acres that compose the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.”
The Greene County Beekeepers Association will present its annual Honey Harvest Festival on Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at Glen Helen’s Camp Greene.
After two years of virtual gatherings, the Winter Solstice Poetry Reading is set to recommence in person at the Glen Helen Vernet Ecological Center on Friday, Dec. 9, from 7-9 p.m.
The Glen now has an additional $750,000 in capital funds to use toward improving accessibility for people with limited mobility on trails.
“What is it about nature and its allure? Why do some of us feel pulled to rush into the lush wildness that lies apart from the busyness of our societal spaces?”
It’s a lot to look after: The Glen contains over 1,100 acres of land and a 15-mile network of footpaths. It’s home to deep-seated Indigenous histories, untold numbers of flora and fauna, geologies and ecologies, waterways and wildlife.
Now in its 10th year, the Winter Solstice Poetry Reading’s theme is “Sacred Ground,” which, according to organizer and local poet Ed Davis, is an homage to the event’s longtime and rightful home: Glen Helen.
On Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Yellow Springs Barrel Room, representatives from the Glen Helen Raptor Center held special presentations on the Center and its resident birds of prey.
The News takes a closer look at the Glen Helen Association’s plans to demolish a now-shuttered power plant site and restore the area, the plant’s history and the current state of the former plant.
Recalling the events of the past year in which the COVID-19 global pandemic almost forced the closure of the nature preserve deeply loved by the community, Executive Director Nick Boutis laid out the picture from a year ago.