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Sep
25
2020

Articles About Glen Helen

  • Glen Helen reopens with new owner

    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.

  • Glen Helen now owned by Glen Helen Association; to reopen Sept. 9

    Rebecca Jaramilla, director of the Raptor Center at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, handled Velocity, a female peregrine falcon, during a raptor photography program at the center on Sunday, Feb. 24. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    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 capital campaign— GHA seeks to raise $3.5M

    Rebecca Jaramilla, director of the Raptor Center at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, handled Velocity, a female peregrine falcon, during a raptor photography program at the center on Sunday, Feb. 24. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    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 to sell Glen Helen to local nonprofit

    Birch Creek cascades, five dry days later. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    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.

  • No deal yet on Glen Helen

    After more than 50 years in an environment that was never meant for large conifers, the Glen’s pine forest appers to be thinning to extinction. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    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.

  • Permanent closure for Glen?

    Birch Creek cascades, five dry days later. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    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.

  • Glen Helen faces uncertainty

    Amid financial losses and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, can Antioch College continue to support Glen Helen?

  • Spring time

    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.

  • A hike through the Glen’s Sutton Farm

    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.

  • 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.