YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – November 1, 2010 – The Glen Helen Ecology Institute at Antioch College recently won grants totaling $120,855 for its ongoing work in invasive species removal and its outdoor education programs.
A $49,918 award from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund will support the naturalist training program at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. “The grant is dispersed over the course of two years, so through it we'll be able to train 26 naturalists and reach 6,000 kids who spend a week in Glen Helen and learn about the environment and their place in it,” Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis said.
A $70,937 grant from the Adam Schantz Fund of the Nature Conservancy supports the removal of invasive plant species along the Little Miami River.
Both awards were announced a week before Honeysuckle Daze on Saturday, November 6, at which friends of Glen Helen help to free the woods of this invasive, non-native plant. Volunteers will be given on-site training in carrying honeysuckle to the chipper, and lopping and spraying small plants. Layered clothing, including boots, gloves and safety glasses, is required, and minors age 16 and up must have advance release forms. Please R.S.V.P. to Brooke Bryan at 937-769-1902 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gariot P. Louima
Chief Communications Officer