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Native Plantings

Native planting in riparian areas improve the habitat for wildlife, help prevent erosion and keep the waterway cleaner.

When we plant native trees and shrubs in riparian areas, it not only improves the habitat for wildlife but also helps prevent erosion and keeps the waterway cleaner. An example is harvesting live stakes from existing, native trees to replant on stream banks.

Do you need to implement a project such as native tree planting, live stake installation, or pollinator habitat creation? Ohio River Foundation works with private and public landowners to implement and manage their projects, as well as provide assistance in obtaining project funding. Learn more here.

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Let’s talk and find out how we can help you! Please contact us or call 513-460-3365.

Donations and Memberships​

Support the Ohio River Foundation

We know how important water is to you. Reducing pollution, restoring habitat, educating and training the next generation of environmental stewards, and ensuring clean water for you and millions of fellow citizens, all keeps us working on your behalf.

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Streamside Buffers

$25 can plant five native trees as a streamside buffer.

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Water Quality Equipment

$100 can buy water quality equipment to enable us to identify pollution problems.

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New River Explorers

$500 can help 50 students be River Explorers for a day of learning in a river or creek.

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Youth Conservation Teams

$1,000 can fund a high school Youth Conservation Team for a day of conservation work and learning.

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