Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clinton County Open Lands, Inc.

"To permanently preserve our agricultural and natural heritage by preserving agricultural land, natural areas and waterways in and near Clinton County, Ohio."

Leadership/board members:  Laura Curliss, Charlene Ballard, Jon Branstrator, Dick Glaser, Chris Hodgson, Beth Mitchell, Jim O’Boyle, Terri Thobaben

Current projects/initiatives:
CCOL currently holds agricultural and conservation easements on 284 acres, and own a 2.4 acre urban nature preserve, Hunter Glen. For 2009, CCOL is working with five landowners to preserve an additional 1976 acres.

Property of Clinton County Open Lands, Inc.
Open to members and others by permission
Dawn to dusk only
To get permission to use the property or to find out how you can help support this urban nature preserve, contact:
Land steward:  Paul Hunter – 382-0364
Remember to leave only footprints

Past projects:
Each landowner who has donated an agricultural or conservation easement to CCOL, Inc. has done something very special for their families and future generations.  Our landowners and our members are providing Clinton County with a “green” future – private lands permanently preserved for agriculture, natural areas and waterways.

How to get involved:
In addition to becoming a member of CCOL, we are looking for people with science backgrounds, particularly in biology, botany, soil and water conservation, farm sciences, to assist us with evaluating possible conservation projects.  We can also use people with skills with photography, GPS and orienteering, reading surveys and maps, and GIS mapping skills.  We also have a need for people with newsletter writing and desktop publishing, graphics for communications pieces.  Finally, we can use people with bookkeeping, events planning and implementation, fundraising and development backgrounds or skills.

For more information:
Contact Laura Curliss, J.D.