Parker Woods wildflowers

Community Organization Links

Citizens' Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, Inc. - is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to helping families to preserve their land. CLC informs the public about how land conservation protects the quality of life in Hamilton County.

Cincinnati Parks - owns 5,000 acres, which amounts to approximately 10% of Cincinnati's total land area including 5 regional parks, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural areas.

Hamilton County Park District - is an independent government agency with a dual mission to protect local natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation. The district maintains 80% of its parkland as natural habitat. Old growth forests, young woodlands, meadows, prairies, wetlands, lakes and streams are protected to provide habitat for countless numbers of plant and animal species.

Wildones, Greater Cincinnati Chapter - is nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and use of native plants. Using native plants, trees and shrubs in the landscape brings back our natural heritage, enriches the spirit, and restores the ecology of our local environment.

Raptor Inc. - is a nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio committed to the preservation of birds of prey. RAPTOR stands for the Regional Association for the Protection and Treatment of Raptors.

The Mill Creek Restoration Project (MCRP) - is dedicated to the renewal of one of the country's most degraded urban watersheds.

Imago - is an organization committed to living in harmony with the Earth and its people. Its members embody lifestyles premised on the sacredness of all Creation. Its mission is to create a new vision of human presence within the Earth community, drawing on Earth-centered traditions and a bioregional consciousness.

The Hillside Trust - actively works to help achieve a balance between the competing interests of development and conservation of our remaining hillside land.

Cincinnati City Council - Website for the Cincinnati City Council.

The Plant Conservation Alliance - Alliance is a consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and over 145 non-federal Cooperators including, botanists, habitat preservationists, horticulturists, non-profit organizations and concerned citizens, who work collectively to solve the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration. ensuring the preservation of our ecosystem.

Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas - is a web-based project of the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group, that provides information on the serious threat and impacts of invasive alien (exotic, non-native) plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems of the United States. It includes Fact Sheets on the major invasive species that threaten Buttercup Valley and Parkers Woods: Bush Honeysuckle, Climbing Euonymus, English Ivy and Garlic Mustard.

Western Wildlife Corridor - has worked since 1992 to preserve and restore the greenway corridor of wooded hillsides along the Ohio River from the Mill Creek near downtown Cincinnati to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana.