Working In Parks - Scheduled - California Woods Fall Forest Restoration Series

Support the restoration progress at California Woods Nature Preserve 


September Project: 9/12 9am - 1pm

Join our team to protect our native forest wildflowers by bagging up the seed-stalks of invasive Japanese Chaff flower (Achyranthes japonica).  Enjoy a morning outdoors making a difference in a beautiful place.  


October Project: 10/24 9am - 1pm

Help us cut and pile bush honeysuckle and other invasive plants to restore our beautiful native forest to its full, wildflowery glory.  Park staff will guide the group and treat the freshly cut stumps. Use our gloves and tools or bring your own.  Open to adults and children ages 10 and up accompanied by an adult.


November Project: 11/14 1pm - 4pm

Help us fix up a scenic trail and restore our native forest.  Groups will cut and pile bush honeysuckle or spread mulch on the Lower Ridge Trail.  Park staff will guide our beloved volunteers. Open to adults and children ages 10 and up accompanied by an adult. 


For each of these project dates, staff will greet volunteers outside the nature center.

Volunteers should be prepared for the weather (lightweight clothing), wear long pants. Close-toed shoes are required. Recommended: Work gloves (if you own them), sunscreen, face covering and a refillable water bottle. There will be work gloves available to borrow and  a water cooler will be provided on site for volunteers to refill bottles. Cincinnati Parks discourages single use plastics.

Regarding Covid-19:

In efforts to stop the spread, for the safety of our staff, volunteers and community please consider the following guidelines:

  • Do not participate If you or someone in your home is symptomatic (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), or if someone you’ve come into close contact with is under investigation or diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Please use face covering and practice social distancing at all times while on the site.
  • Please use gloves at all times to handle tools and equipment.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 PM 4:00 PM