Conservation & Land Stewardship - Walnut Woods "Treeforestation" Project

Cincinnati Parks, the Civic Garden Center, and Walnut Hills High School students are collaborating on a large habitat restoration project located on park property in front of the high school. This is a long term project with an end goal of controlling invasive plant species, planting native plants, creating nature trails and establishing a designated space for environmental education and research within the community.  

*This project site is a qualifying project for earning required hours towards the Cincinnati Park Board Trained Service Person badge. 

Walnut Hills students hope to eventually use the space as an outdoor land lab, as this woods is located just steps from the main entrance to their school

This "Treeforestation" project is located on ten acres of land located between Victory Parkway & Sulsar Avenue - just in front of Walnut Hills School.

Volunteers should be prepared for the weather (lightweight & / or layered clothing) and wear long pants and long sleeves to protect against thorns and possible poison ivy encounters.  Close-toed shoes are required. Suggested: Work gloves (if you own them) and a refillable water bottle.  There may 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:

  • If your temperature is higher than 100.4 within four hours of the project, please do not attend. Notify Christyl @ 513.240.5735 so staff can be updated.  
  • 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.



Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 05, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM