Jul
06
2020

Glen Helen Section

  • 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?

  • Velocity raptor

    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)

    While the Raptor Center rehabilitates injured falcons, hawks and owls, with hopes of eventual rerelease into the wild, it continues to house those unable to survive on their own.

  • Writer on Huffman Prairie to speak at Glen Helen

    Naturalist David Nolin will speak about his new book at Glen Helen event.

  • Glen Helen’s own superheroes

    From left, Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith picked up litter and cleaned graffiti in the nature preserve with volunteers Dean Alkire, Dave Alkire and Brad Arledge on one Saturday this summer. The weekly cleanup crew, known as Guardians of Glen, assembles every Saturday from 1–3 p.m., meeting at Trailside Museum. It is open to all, and gloves are recommended. (Photo by Nakia Angelique)

    A group of three volunteers arrived one recent rainy Saturday afternoon to help Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith clean up litter and graffiti in the nature preserve.

  • Glen Helen to host Ohio scenic rivers documentary screening

    Continuing a year-long celebration of the Little Miami River and its regional impact, Glen Helen Nature Preserve will host a screening of the hour-long documentary “Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey,” from 2–3 p.m. Sunday, July 29.

  • Downtown tree removed, to be replaced by native species

    The tree, which stood in front of Subway, was a member of an invasive species called the Bradford Pear, the same species which used to border village sidewalks until they were removed and replaced with native trees in 2013.