Volunteer Activities

Volunteers Make It Happen!

Join the individuals who make a difference in the Ohio River watershed. Show your commitment by becoming an ORF volunteer. Here are some of the ways you can help:

Stewardship Saturdays
The first Saturday of each month from April to October we will be hosting stewardship opportunities for volunteers to participate in hands-on restoration projects in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. To participate you must be 18 years or older, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

May 2017

When: May 6, 8:00 am – 12:00 am
ORF volunteers will help with restoration efforts at the Cincinnati Zoo’s EcOhio Wetland. Activities include removing invasive plant species, propagating wetland sedge, and planting trees.
What to bring:
~ Water
~ Gloves
~ Snack/Lunch
~ Waterproof boots or waders if you have them
~ Preferred garden tools
There is a port-o-let on site

Location:
2210 Mason Montgomery Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036
The entrance is a quarter mile south of the intersection of Hamilton Rd. and Mason-Montgomery Rd. (Hamilton Rd. is the northern terminus of Mason-Montgomery Rd.).
3 barns on the east side of Mason-Montgomery Rd, one of which has an EcOhio sign:
Follow the gravel drive below the barns where you’ll see the three quonsets/greenhouses.
~Parking is not defined so find the best place you see fit (do not park near the barn with the sign on it, because Green BEAN Delivery needs the space for their operation).
Questions contact: Jenny Kane, ORF Volunteer Coordinator jkane@ohioriverfdn.org 513.344.7676 Or Chase Bodkin, Cincinnati Zoo chase.bodkin@cincinnatizoo.org | 859-816-8350

April 2017

When: April 1st, 2017  8:30 am – 1:30 pm             
Summary: April 1st Stewardship Saturday! This Saturday we will be at Camp Michaels Boy Scout camp in Union, KY from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to help with restoration plantings following the successful removal of the Gunpowder Creek Dam. Restoration activities include planting trees and removing invasive species such as honeysuckle from the riparian area of Gunpowder Creek. Tools will be available but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own shovel and/or loppers if they have them. Come for a couple of hours or the whole day, whatever your able to do!
Activity: Planting trees, removing invasive species
Where: Camp Michaels
3486 Hathaway Road
Union, KY 41091
What to Bring: Water, gloves and shovel/loppers if you have them. Lunch will be provided by the Boy Scouts; they will do a head count in the morning so if you’re just showing up for the afternoon don’t forget to bring snacks or a lunch!
Contact info: For additional info, questions and RSVP please contact Jenny Kane, Membership & Volunteer Associate at jkane@ohioriverfdn.org or (513)344-7676.

Outreach and Education

Fairs and festivals: Represent ORF at boat shows, festivals, fairs, and other outreach events.

To find out more about these opportunities, contact us