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Fall Coalition of Ohio Land Trust Meeting November 13 in Reynoldsburg

Blacklick Woods Golf Course: Banquet Room
Nov 13, 2014, 10 AM – 3 PM

Hope your land trust or conservation group can participate in this semi-annual get together of land trusts across the state!  We’re lining up an interesting program, including two sessions on fundraising events and techniques for conservation organizations.

Hold this date – registration information will be released soon!


 

Link to the NBC 4 story on AOA’s Bartley Preserve in Pickaway County:

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/26175349/conservation-groups-work-to-preserve-ohios-natural-history


Applications for the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund for Round 9 are due October 31st! District 11 has been funded $3.7 million! If your district hasn't announced its funding, they will soon. 

Click here to find your district's NRAC page:

http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/DistrictMap.html


LTA's rally this year will be in Providence, Rhode Island! Register today! 

http://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/rally/registration


Ohio Prairie Association Annual Conference

Northwest Ohio Prairies: Making Connections

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Secor Metropark

Toledo, OH

Registration fee:  $35, includes lunch; $25 for student

Program/schedule:  www.ohioprairie.org

Registration:  www.metroparksprograms.com or 419-407-9701


OHIO NATURAL AREAS AND PRESERVES ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, September 20 @4:30 p.m.

Lakeside, OH

www.onapa.org


41ST NATIONAL NATURAL AREAS CONFERENCE

October 15-17, 2014

Dayton Convention Center – Dayton, OH

Early Bird Registration until September 5

http://www.naturalareasconference.org


Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour & Workshop Series--

NOW through November 14, 2014

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless noted.

For a full schedule of tours, workshops and events, and registration (where applicable) go to:

www.oeffa.org


2014 ANNUAL GREEN GALA

Saturday, November 15

6:00-9:00 p.m.

COSI – Columbus, OH

http://www.theoec.org/GreenGala2014


 Click to find a land trust:  INTERACTIVE Ohio Land Trusts
Service Area map links to Land Trust Alliance Website


JOIN COLT! 

Become a member of the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts and get discounts on trainings as well as policy and program updates! Click on this link.

 

Ohio land trusts can send an email to Midwest@lta.org to sign up for Ohio listserv (hosted by the Land Trust Alliance).

If you would like to submit a story or an event, email Jenny at washu767@aol.com. She will put it on the website for you!

The Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts (COLT) is a voluntary network of land trusts and other conservation organizations dedicated to advancing land conservation for public benefit in Ohio.

COLT strives to help Ohio's land trusts conserve more of the state's farmland, woodlands and natural areas by assisting each land trust in building organizational capacity and developing strategic conservation plans. Since its inception, COLT has worked to:

1. Enhance the technical knowledge of Ohio land trusts through training and peer-to-peer networking;

2. Increase land trusts' implementation of Land Trust Standards and Practices through land trust organizational assessments and;

3. Advance critical state and federal land conservation policy initiatives and legislation, such as property tax reform, and renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund, in partnership with other statewide groups such as Ohio League of Conservation Voters and Mainstream Green Coalition.