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Appalachia Ohio Alliance Demonstration Area

25797 Bailey Road
Rockbridge, Ohio 43138
Phone: 334-399-2345
At the demonstration site we hold events open to the community that support and carry out educational, research and outreach activities that foster an appreciation of and pride for the natural features, native plants and animals, scenic beauty and cultural and historical heritage characteristic of the Appalachia Ohio region.

We are dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources that are an asset and a legacy for our community.

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Tree Planting at Earthtouch
Sat Mar 31

10:00 am

Now that the long winter cold is winding down and spring is in the air, get out and enjoy our natural world. Visit one of AOAs largest preserves and help us make a lasting difference by planting trees to reforest a portion of our Earthtouch Preserve property in Vinton County. New Hawthorn and Black Locust trees will help reclaim and restore a section of grassed, strip-mined field to hardwood forest, integrating this portion of the site into the adjacent forests.

We will provide shovels, gloves and trees to plant. Please dress appropriately for the weather and using a shovel. This is a family-friendly event – feel free to bring the kids and instill stewardship values.

AOA acquired this property as part of our merger with EarthTouch. Afterwards, stay and enjoy a hike on the forested portions of the EarthTouch Preserve or pay your respects by visiting one of the on-site memorials – to former AOA board member John Husted or naturalist and EarthTouch founder Lou DeWein.

Location: EarthTouch Preserve property, located just north and west of McArthur. Access the site from the south off of U.S. Highway 50. Look for our sign posted at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Peacock Road just across the street and a bit north of the Vinton County High School. Travel north on Peacock Road, bear left at the Y, until you see us.

What to Bring: Feel free to bring a lunch or snacks and stay to enjoy a picnic lunch on the Preserve.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 740-817-1759

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
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