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Articles About Glen Helen Association
The 125-foot-tall smokestack, the most visible part of the decommissioned Antioch College power plant, was demolished Monday, Oct. 10, as part of a $4.25 million grant, the Campaign to Secure the Future of Glen Helen.
Part of Corry Street and the Little Miami Bike Trail will be closed off Monday for demolition of the smokestack and removal of a 10,000 gallon fuel tank of the decommissioned Antioch College heating plant.
Since 2020, Glen Helen Nature Preserve has undergone an ownership change, moving from the care of Antioch College to the independently operated Glen Helen Association; received major grants for improvements; and become the home of some very industrious and popular beavers — and, of course, weathered it all through a pandemic.
The trails of Glen Helen Nature Preserve will be closed temporarily Sunday, Feb. 20, and Monday, Feb. 21.
The old Antioch College power plant will soon be demolished and the land rehabbed into wetlands, thanks in part to a $988,119 grant from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund.
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.
The tape came down and the trail signs went up this week at Glen Helen. After being closed since March, the Glen reopened to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The Glen Helen Association, or GHA, is the new owner of Glen Helen, the 1,000-acre nature preserve in Yellow Springs. Trails, parking and the Raptor Center will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with partial hours and new safety measures.
Antioch College has enacted sweeping furloughs, hour reductions and pay cuts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.