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Articles About Glen Helen
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.
Glen Helen isn’t open — yet. But the Glen’s new future owner is moving rapidly to raise funds, restore staff and work to reopen the 1,000-acre local nature preserve, which has been closed to the public since late March due to COVID-19.
Antioch College and the Glen Helen Association announced on Wednesday that they have finalized an “agreement in principle” to transfer Glen Helen Nature Preserve from the college to the GHA. The purchase price is $2.5 million, payable over 10 years.
The fate of Glen Helen remains uncertain this week, with no deal yet between Antioch College and the Glen Helen Association, or GHA, a nonprofit group separate from the college.
Sharen Neuhardt of the Antioch College Board of Trustees said this week that the college has no plans to reopen the 1,000-acre nature preserve it has owned since 1929.
Amid financial losses and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, can Antioch College continue to support Glen Helen?
Despite near-freezing temperatures at the surface, groundwater continued to bubble out at the village’s namesake on Saturday, Feb. 15, spawning icicles and other icy formations on frigid rocks.
Last week, Nick Boutis led a public hike through the a 76-acre farm that Glen Helen Association purchased last year, detailing the group’s restoration plans. See more photos after the jump.
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.