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Thursday, May 10, 2018
SAVING FERN GULLY
From the Arc of
Announcing an Emergency Land Campaign
Saving Fern Gully in
The Arc of Appalachia is announcing a new land campaign: the
80-acre Fern Gully which is a pristine hemlock ravine that flows into 5300-acre
Clear Creek Metro Park. The tract is surrounded on three sides by parkland and
is one of the last undeveloped tracts in the region.
$400,000 Amount Raised on 5/5/18: $152,930
Pledge Deadline: May 31, 2018 Progress: 38%
Fern Gully is a beautiful hemlock-canopied ravine. Clear Creek Watershed
supports 43 species of fern and fern allies, hence the site’s well-deserved
name. Saving Fern Gully would result in the protection of over 90% of this
crystal clear tributary’s watershed, the 80 acres enclosing the upper half of
the stream’s upper watershed.
Over 100 species of breeding birds have been recorded from the Clear Creek
region, including such Ohio rarities as the blue-headed vireo, magnolia
warbler, and hermit thrush. Twenty species of warblers breed at Clear Creek -
an extremely high number for any Ohio locale.
the people of Ohio demonstrate they can save a worthy tract of land by working
together, they won’t stop with Fern Gully. Future worthy conservation endeavors
could be similarly empowered.
For a full report with
campaign details, balances, video and maps: see www.arcofappalachia.org.
Rick Perkins, Arc of
Appalachia Board Member: 740-703-2717
Brian Blair, Forest Conservancy LLC: 740-332-1025
John Watts, Franklin County Metro Parks: 614-832-3402