Upcoming Events

Thanks to everyone who made this Annual Meeting such a great success. A special thanks to John Ruthven, renowned wildlife artist, who shared remarkable stories of his adventures in birding.

November 16th – Huge tree planting at Todd’s Fork Preserve – This is the long hall! We have three-hundred trees to put in the ground (black walnuts for the bottom land, flowering trees, American plums!) Feel free to stop by at any point in the day and lend a hand. We’d love to see you.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Anna at

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

We proudly announce that on February 27, 2019 Cardinal Land Conservancy became the fifth accredited land trust in Ohio. The Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission works with land trusts across the country to establish standards of excellence, ensuring permanence in the conservation of American lands. This follows a year of diligent effort by our Board and Staff, and years of support from our members, who have helped make us the organization we are today.

“Accreditation is about assuring that our work can live up to the lofty goal of conservation in perpetuity. We find it easier to fully grasp the meaning of perpetuity when we see the excitement of children visiting our preserves. Thinking about the impact these places will have on their lives, that will then be passed on from generation to generation, we can’t help but be inspired to strive to do more — and do it well.” Peter D. Ter Louw, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

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 .


Cardinal’s newsletter, The Conservator, is published in the Spring and in the Fall. Browse back-issues here!

Sept 2018 Newsletter

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