Glen Helen Nature Preserve

oh_glenhelen_07052016_246Kids are curiosity machines, which Johnson admires and emulates. "I was always into nature as a kid, but I didn’t realize how clouded my vision had become," he says. "When did I stop paying attention?"Photo credit: Kelly Fortener

Glen Helen Preserve is a much-beloved natural resource for Antioch College, and for the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. A recreational destination and an environmental education hot spot, Glen Helen's 1,000 acres contain important habitat and water resources including a branch of the Great Miami River. Until now, Glen Helen has been managed and maintained in the spirit of protecting these resources. The Trust for Public Land helped the college take steps to permanently protect Glen Helen and allowing Antioch College and its Glen Helen Ecology Institute to make it an enduring ecological and public resource, with permanent restrictions for development of the property and with easements managed by Tecumseh Land Trust.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.