BioBlitz at Raven Rocks
From May 10, 2014 10:00 am until May 10, 2014 4:00 pm Save to calendar
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Join the Captina Conservancy for a BioBlitz of over 1,000 acres at Raven Rocks, in the Captina Creek Watershed! A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record as many species of plants and animals on the property in a limited amount of time. Professional biologists will be surveying the Raven Rocks property on May 8th and 9th. The public is invited to join us on Saturday, May 10th between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM to explore the flora and fauna of Raven Rocks and see what the biologists have found. Be sure to bring your camera and a picnic lunch. Share your best photo on the Friends of Captina Creek Facebook page and your photo may be featured in the next Captina Conservancy newsletter!
Raven Rocks is located in Belmont County's Wayne Township, within Ohio's Appalachian Plateau. Participants of the BioBlitz should come to the parking lot at Raven Rocks, located at 54061 Crum Road (Wayne Twp. Rd. 804), Beallsville, Ohio 43716. Coordinates for this location are 39o 52' 40.57"N and 81o 2' 19.12" W (39.87794; -81.03865).
The Captina Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that was created in 2010 with a startup grant from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Conservation Fund. The Conservancy works to conserve natural and agricultural lands in Belmont County, Ohio by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition and through the stewardship of such land and/or easements. For questions or to learn more about the Captina Conservancy, please visit www.captina.org.
Members of the press who would like to cover this event, or those with additional questions about the BioBlitz, should contact Ron Preston, the BioBlitz Coordinator, at 740-425-1889. We hope to see you at Raven Rocks!