Glen Helen Nature Preserve

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Glen Helen Nature Preserve
Orators Mound.jpg
The Orators Mound, an Adena mound in the Glen
Map showing the location of Glen Helen Nature Preserve
Map showing the location of Glen Helen Nature Preserve
Map of Ohio
Location Greene County, Ohio
Nearest city Yellow Springs
Coordinates 39°47′55″N 83°53′00″W / 39.79861°N 83.88333°W / 39.79861; -83.88333Coordinates: 39°47′55″N 83°53′00″W / 39.79861°N 83.88333°W / 39.79861; -83.88333
Area 1,000 acres (400 ha)
Established 1929
Governing body Antioch College
http://glen.antiochcollege.org/glen_helen/
Designated: 1965

The Glen Helen Nature Preserve is a nature reserve immediately east of Yellow Springs, Ohio, United States. The land area was given to Antioch College by Hugh Taylor Birch in memory of his daughter Helen Birch Bartlet in 1929.[1] The Glen stretches in land area for approximately 1000 acres (4 km²). It is managed by the Glen Helen Ecology Institute. The preserve was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1965.[2]

The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) can be found in the northeast corner of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The wooded glen was donated by Hugh Taylor Birch in 1929 to Antioch College, which later granted the Glen Helen Ecology Institute stewardship of "The Glen." The OEC hosts school and other organizational groups and has developed programs to develop their appreciation of the natural world and an awareness of environmental problems along with the ecological principles that influence them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winternitz, Felix (Oct 1, 2007). "Day Trips from Cincinnati, 8th: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler". Globe Pequot. p. 58. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Registry of Natural Landmarks". U.S. National Park Service. June 2009. 

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