ORF Employee Removing Honeysuckle

Save Our Parks

We partner with communities to restore native habitat.

Save Our Parks Program

This program supports the efforts and goals of public landowners to reduce land management costs by removing invasive species, restoring native habitats, and re-establishing biodiversity to strengthen climate change resiliency. We have removed thousands of invasive plants from hundreds of acres of public lands and planted thousands of trees. We are growing the program to improve even more public spaces. See what we can do for your community!

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What We Offer

Skilled Professionals
  • Low Impact Methods. High ROI
  • Development of invasive species strategic management plan.
  • Get established invasive plant populations under control.
  • Cost savings – Lower cost than for-profit contractors. (Note: we DO NOT broadcast spray, resulting in 99.9% native plant survival)
  • Tree and plant installation services
  • Volunteer Engagement to help improve natural areas and connections among the community residents
  • Educational materials and training for municipal employees to continue invasive plant maintenance.
Our Experience
  • Completed invasive plant removal and other habitat restoration projects with Greater Cincinnati county park districts, municipal parks, and federal land managers.
  • Lead the region’s first multi-agency coalition to combat invasive species.
  • Removed 6 low-head dams.
  • Restored 260+ acres by removing invasive species.
  • Removed hundreds of thousands of invasives; more than a dozen species.
  • Planted more than 16,000 trees.
  • 9 years of experience. Licensed staff. All necessary insurance.


Let’s talk and find out how we can help you! Contact us at 513-460-3365 or orf@ohioriverfdn.org.
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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.

other restoration projects
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