conservation en Earth Day 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Many consider <a href="" target="_blank">Earth Day</a> 1970 the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then, each year on April 22, millions of people all over the world take some action in support of a greener, cleaner, more sustainable environment. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 25697 at Earth Day 2014 Rain barrels highlight conservation efforts across Hamilton County <p>Rain barrels decorated by students and artists from around the Tristate are on display at the Cincinnati Zoo. The 2nd annual Rain Barrel Art Project sponsored by Save Local Waters is part of a push to raise awareness about environmental education and, of course, to get more people to capture rain water to reduce water usage.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:28:04 +0000 Tana Weingartner 25370 at Rain barrels highlight conservation efforts across Hamilton County Shorebird protection efforts near Fort Myers, Florida <p>Former Cincinnatian <strong>Penny Jarrett</strong> joins Thane Maynard on this week’s <a href=""><strong>Field Notes</strong></a> to talk about her current work for the <a href=""><strong>Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission</strong></a> and their efforts to protect the shorebirds that live and breed in the <a href=""><strong>Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area</strong></a> near Fort Myers.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 13990 at Shorebird protection efforts near Fort Myers, Florida John Kamanga - Barrow Lecture Series Speaker <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The next </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Barrows Conservation Lecture Series</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaker at the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Zoo</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>John Kamanga</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a </span>Masai<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> elder working to preserve the land of the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>South Rift Valley in Kenya</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He’s on the phone from Kenya during</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"> <strong>Field Notes</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Thane Maynard to discuss the various conservation projects he is involved with, as well as his April 11 visit to the Zoo. He is also the recipient of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award.</strong></p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:31:20 +0000 Thane Maynard 11035 at John Kamanga - Barrow Lecture Series Speaker Western Wildlife Corridor <p>The <a href=""><strong>Western Wildlife Corridor</strong></a> is working hard to improve the Ohio River Valley, specifically on the western side of Hamilton County. Stretching from Mill Creek near downtown to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana, one of the primary threats, according to <strong>WWC President Tim Sisson</strong>, is the prevalence of invasive plant species. Mark Perzel talks with Mr. Sisson about this and other threats, and how the WWC is working to improve this area of the county.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 4874 at Western Wildlife Corridor