Stream Cleanup At Long Branch Farm & Trails (O'Bannon Creek)

  • June 26, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

About this event:

Preregistration required. Suitable for adults or interested youth ages 10 and up with a caregiver.

Give back and have a unique experience on a naturalist-guided stream cleanup at our Long Branch location. We’ll hike out on a trail and back in the stream, collecting trash, checking out stream life, and seeing the Nature Center in a new way.

What to expect: We'll be hiking off trail, on rough ground and loose stream rock. Staff will instruct participants on how to safely walk in the stream. We will need to walk through some shallow pools in the stream. We will divide into 3-4 small groups.

Parking and meeting location: Please meet at Long Branch Farm & Trails location (6926 Gaynor Rd, Goshen, OH 45122). Once you pass the gatehouse, head up the hill to the parking area next to the Creekside Barn. We will meet outside of the Creekside Barn.

Phones: We'll be in and around the creek, it is suggested to leave your phone at home/in your car. If you do bring it, consider placing it in a plastic bag.

Hands free: We'll be using our hands to collect trash and explore stream life. Consider using a backpack for your water bottle and other items you may have with you.

What to bring:

Bring closed-toed shoes that firmly attach to your feet and can get wet. (Flipflops or Crocs are NOT recommended.) . Old sneakers recommended. We will hike down to the creek and then have an opportunity to change in to water shoes. After the cleanup, we will change back in to dry shoes to avoid potential blisters during the walk back.

A water bottle is recommended for hydration and some way to carry it.

Gloves recommended. If you have work gloves, please bring them along.

Members $5; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission). Program fees help fund ongoing stream monitoring efforts.

By registering below, you agree to the following:

Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.

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