Thank you those listed below for your generous donations to The Nature Conservancy of Ohio. Since March 17, 2021 we collected $1200.00. Your donation has helped The Nature Conservancy of Ohio protect Ohio’s lakes, forests, rivers and rolling hills.

The 2021-2022 Campaign began July 1, 2021 and will end June 30, 2022. Please use this donation form  Nature Conservancy donation form 7-21  to send your check payable to Garden Club of Ohio.

Beach Cliff Garden Club                                        North Canton Garden Club

Berea Garden Club                                                 Jefferson Garden Club

College Hill Gardeners                                            Joyce M. Roth

Damascus Garden Club                                          The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center

Youngstown District Clubs                                        Clovernook Garden Club

Avon on the Lake Garden Club                                 Lyndhurst Garden Club

Western Hills Garden Club


Celebrating 60 years in Ohio protecting pockets of biodiversity to addressing humanity’s greatest challenges, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to people like Ralph Ramey and Dr. Lucy Braun and dozens of other founding fathers and mothers.

In September 1950 Ralph Ramey was attending the meeting of the Ecologist’s Union at the Ohio State University when he witnessed firsthand the vote to reorganize and create a new organization called The Nature Conservancy.

For many years Dr. Lucy Braun studied the unusual mixture of forests and prairies along the Edge of Appalachia. By 1959, she convinced Cincinnati garden clubs to donate funds to a young The Nature Conservancy and in doing so the organization purchased it’s first property in Ohio – a 42-acre tract called the Lynx Prairie, today that tract has grown into the more than 20,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve.

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Northwest Ohio – Western Lake Erie Basin
Great Egret Marsh Preserve – open preserve
Kitty Todd Preserve – open preserve

Northeast Ohio – Central Lake Erie Wetlands
Brown’s Lake Bog Preserve – open preserve
Herrick Fen Preserve – open preserve
Morgan Swamp Preserve – open preserve
Beck Fen Preserve
Flatiron Lake Bog Preserve
Lucia S. Nash Preserve
Stillfork Swamp Preserve

Central and Southern Ohio – Upper Ohio River and Tributaries
Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve – open preserve
Darby Creek Watershed
Ohio River

Southern Ohio – Appalachian Foothill Forests
Edge of Appalachian Preserve – open preserve
Sunshine Corridor Project
Baker Swamp Preserve
Glad Wetland Preserve

Visit one of the Conservancy’s Open Preserves in Ohio.

Kathy Wagner, Ohio Land Trust Chairman