April 17, 10am-4pm
Barnesville Memorial Park, 130 Fair Street
Have you ever wondered about the names and features of the many wildflowers that brighten our area each spring? Now's your chance to learn more at the return of our Tenth Annual Wildflower Walk. Please join us for this free event, where we will provide information on some of the many beautiful wildflowers that carpet Barnesville Park each year. The walk is self-guided, although some volunteer guides will be available throughout the day. The hike is mainly flat along a gravel path, with optional, more strenuous paths off the main trail.
In order to manage crowd flow and allow for social distancing, please RSVP to: email@example.com with the expected number in your party and planned time of arrival. This year's walk will feature the chance to purchase one of our beautiful spring wildflower prints, depicted above. Photography and poster design by Daniel Caron and Abbey Heyward.
Join us for a virtual group walk every Wednesday! Post a picture or comment of yourself and/or anyone in your household (PLEASE practice safe social distancing and don't walk with anyone not already living with you) getting some fresh air. Whether it's the woods, a park, around the block or down the road, we'd love to see you.
Physical movement and a change of scene (both of which don't have to cost anything) can be a great boon in times of stress. Let's give it a try as we practice being apart, yet very much still together.
I’m so honored to be writing as the new Executive Director of Captina Conservancy. The more I learn about the organization and the more wonderful people I meet, the more energized and excited I am to be part of this important group.
I come to Captina after seven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio AG’s Office, specializing in environmental enforcement. My background in environmental law led me to a strong desire to be involved in the type of important preservation and conservation work Captina Conservancy does every day. I love hiking, camping, and backpacking and can't think of a better place to be than Belmont County.
I look forward to meeting you all in one way or another! Stay tuned through email and Facebook for information about upcoming events, and plans to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Captina Conservancy in 2020! If you’d like to get more involved in Captina, please call, email, or just stop by the office any time!
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This video was passed on to us and features the very first conservation easement held by the Captina Conservancy. At just over 1000 acres, perhaps this video will help explain why the landowners wanted it protected. You can learn more about the people behind saving Raven Rocks here: http://www.raven-rocks.org/.
Raven Rocks is located in southern Belmont County. It is privately owned, but the public is invited and encouraged to explore this hidden feature that reveals itself in a big way as soon as you take the path into the woods and head down the stairs.
As a gentle reminder, this place is protected by a conservation easement. It is meant to be enjoyed forever, not abused and destroyed by humans. Stairs have been constructed to allow for easier access and to prevent slope erosion by visitors, but there are no rails for the steep edges. Please, spend some time here, but remember the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace so others can experience having their breath taken away as well.
The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace and how they apply to visiting Raven Rocks
Not much needs to be said about this photo except that it was captured by our drone operator, Jonathan, on Tuesday, June 18.