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