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. In August and early Autumn we’ll pull and bag Japanese stilt grass and Japanese chaff flower. In late Autumn we’ll cut and stack bush honeysuckle and other woody invasives. This will be off-trail in wooded, hilly terrain.

Make sure to bring water and dress for the weather. 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. 

Saturday, August 20, 9am - 1pm

Saturday, September 17, 9am - 1pm

Saturday, September 24,  9am - 12pm (Nat’l Public Lands Day/Great Outdoor Wkd)

Saturday, October 15, 9am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 19, 1pm - 4pm

Saturday, December 10, 1pm - 4pm


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

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.

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.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 PM 4:00 PM