Conservation & Land Stewardship - California Woods Forest Restoration Series

Support the restoration progress at California Woods Nature Preserve 


Join our team for one date or all of them. We will protect our beautiful native forest from invasive plants.  From late Fall through Winter and early Spring we'll cut and stack bush honeysuckle and other woody invasives.  In Spring we'll pull and bag garlic mustard.   In late Summer and early Fall we’ll pull and bag Japanese stilt grass and Japanese chaff flower.  And other habitat restoration projects.  This will usually be off-trail in wooded, hilly terrain.


Monday, January 16, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (3 hrs) MLK Day of Service 

Saturday, January 28, 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. (2 hours)

Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (3 hours)

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 hours)

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3 hrs) Green Up Day

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3hours)

Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 hours)

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. (4 hours)

Saturday, August 19, 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. (3 hours) ** TSP Qualifier 

Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (4 hours)

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. (4 hrs) Nat'l. Public Lands Day
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. (4 hrs)

Saturday, November 11, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. (4 hrs)

Saturday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (3 hours)

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

Park staff will guide the group. Use our gloves or bring your own, remember to bring water, and dress for going off-trail. Open to adults and children ages 10 and up accompanied by an adult. 

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

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, December 16, 2023 1:00 PM 4:00 PM