As we continue to weigh our response to the Coronavirus crisis, one thing has remained at the forefront of our thinking — we will prioritize the health and well-being of our Members, our staff and their families. The health and safety of our members and our community is our top priority as we consider all of our in-person events in this uncertain time.
May 23rd – Wildflower Hike #2 at Kope Hollow – CANCELED
June 6th – East Fork Kayak Trip – email us – Delayed
June 13th – Archery Turkey Shoot at East Fork State Park – Delayed
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Anna at anna@CardinalLandConservancy.org
Shelter Outside! Restoration and Respite Outdoors
By now, you understand how important it is to have daily rituals. Governor DeWine made the order to shelter in place nearly three months ago, and you have probably had to make adjustments to your routine, if it hasn’t been entirely thrown out the window. We at Cardinal have managed to adapt. Connecting with the beautiful place we live in part of our new normal.
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Building Pretty Ditches to Manage Excess Rainfall
Consider pretty ditches to handle excess rainfall. In our changing climate, water can be an asset and a liability. I prefer the former and by utilizing Rain Gardens and Bioswales, we can all look forward to the next heavy rain.
Learn more about Bioswales and Rain Gardens
Land Trust Alliance Accreditation
Clermont County Public Library Bee Hotel Workshop
Cardinal Staff worked with Clermont County’s Miami township and Union township library staff to offer bee hotel-building workshops to over 50 families. Library card holders of all ages came out to learn about the solitary bees living in their backyards and build habitat for them.
Unlike European honey bees, solitary bees do not live in colonies. Instead, they build individual cells. 90% of bees are solitary and they are as diverse as they are numerous. They make nests in a wide variety of materials as well. Some species nest in uncovered soil, some in dried reeds or grasses. Their habitat is important because these bees are more effective pollinators than European honey bees and because their habitat is in short supply. So, attendees of this workshop learned about these hard-working creatures, and left with their own bee hotels, ready to make their yards or apartments awnings, or condo decks more pollinator-friendly. For more information about scheduling your own bee hotel workshop, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org .