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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 2

  • Ohio EPA public hearing on quarry concerns set for Feb. 1

    “No Quarry” yard signs created by local citizens’ group, Citizens Against Mining, peppered yards along South Tecumseh Road near Greenon High School on a recent weekend. In July, the state of Ohio approved expanded limestone mining operations in Mad River Township, just north of Yellow Springs, intensifying oppposition from area residents. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Area residents are invited to attend an Ohio EPA public hearing on water quality impacts of a planned mining expansion in Mad River Township, north of Yellow Springs. The hearing will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at Greenon High School.

  • You said how many birds??

    A male scarlet tanager in its summer plumage. One scarlet tanager (in subdued winter plumage) was spotted in the local Christmas Bird Count. (Photo via Wikipedia)

    Three wood ducks, two great blue herons. And a scarlet tanager in John Bryan Park! The Christmas Bird Count results are in.

  • Community Solutions — Agraria vision takes root

    Locally based poet Ed Davis read some of his work during a community dinner in August to celebrate Community Solutions’ Agraria project. The dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, was held in the property’s 7,000-square-foot barn. (Submitted Photo)

    More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.

  • ‘Hometown Heroes’ film urges pollinator habitats

    Tecumseh Land Trust and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor the first area screening of “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home” by Catherine Zimmerman on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre

  • Rediscovered guide to lead hikers through Glen, history

    This weekend, hikers will get the chance to travel through a bit of Glen Helen history, following a recently rediscovered scripted guide to the Inman Trail that’s nearly 60 years old.

  • Community Solutions to host planning charrette on newly-purchased land

    The public is invited to a planning charrette hosted by Community Solutions.

    Community Solutions will hold a planning charrette to discuss the future of the Arthur Morgan Institute’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture on Saturday, May 20.

  • Plans to expand mining in area cause concern

    A recent proposal by Enon Sand & Gravel to significantly expand mining operations in Mad River Township, just north of Yellow Springs, has many area residents deeply concerned.

  • Community Solutions buys half of Arnovitz farm

    Leaders and supporters of Community Solutions celebrated the nonprofit's new land holdings Thursday night. Community Solutions bought 128 acres of land on the western edge of Yellow Springs at auction on March 16, paying $655,000 for two of nine parcels up for sale. All parcels of the 267-acre Arnovitz farm were sold to a total of seven buyers. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    All nine parcels of the Arnovitz farm were sold at auction Thursday, March 16. Nearly half the land was purchased by Community Solutions, which plans to establish a center for regenerative agriculture on the property and relocate its offices there.

  • Rich Earth Institute to discuss urine as agricultural resource

    The Rich Earth Institute recycles 5,000 gallons of urine a year and conserves more than 100,000 gallons of potable water.

    “Rethinking the Nutrient Cycle: Capturing Urine as a Resource” will be presented by the Rich Earth Institute on Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m., in McGregor 113 at Antioch College.

  • Sale puts farmland at risk

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction March 16 in nine parcels. (YS News map)

    At Village Council’s Feb. 21 meeting, a villager and Village Council member urged villagers to come together in an effort to preserve farmland at risk of development on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

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