The Northern Kentucky Conservancy Luncheon

The Boone Conservancy was happy to partner with The Kenton and Campbell Conservancies in sponsoring the Northern Kentucky Conservancy Luncheon on October 25. Hosted at the Triple Crown Country Club by Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore, Kenton Co. Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann, and Campbell Co. Judge Executive Steve Pendery, the event was a networking opportunity for conservation professionals, local businesses and leaders, and government officials.  The event featured a presentation by Charles Snavely, Secretary of the KY Energy and Environment Cabinet which led to an important discussion on conservation tax credits and funding. We are proud to have helped provide a platform for these groups to collaborate and discuss current issues and topics in conservation. 

TBC would like to thank Viox & Viox, Inc. and TBC Board Member Greg Larison for helping fund the luncheon, and the Triple Crown Country Club, TBC Vice Chair Sherrie Lou Noel, and Ron Noel for assisting with the venue. 

Here's What We've Been Up To!

October, 2016

Here's What We've Been Up To!

February, 2017

Here's What We've Been Up To!

August, 2017

Conservation in Our Community

TBC has had a very busy summer! In the last month, not only have we added two new dynamic members to our esteemed Board of Directors, but we have officially quadrupled the acreage under our stewardship with the addition of eleven conservation easement areas. Through our collaboration with NKU Research Foundation, we were able to acquire these easements. With the help of other community partners including Boone Co. Conservation District, Boone Co. Parks, and Boone Co. Fiscal Court, TBC will now monitor and steward more than 800 acres of natural land in Boone County. This is an exciting time of growth for us, but also a time to remain focused on our mission, continue to expand our influence, and be the best stewards of conservation land that we can be!

Of course, it hasn’t been all business this summer. We’ve had a lot of fun too! In June, we volunteered at Boone Co. Conservation District’s Conservation Kids Camp, assisting with crafts (and shenanigans) all week. Despite the intermittent rain showers, the kids thoroughly enjoyed nature activities and just spending time outdoors…mud included! Then in July, we had the pleasure of hosting our very own nature program at Boone County Public Library’s Family Nature Day in Boone Woods Park. As families approached TBC’s booth, they were provided a map for a nature scavenger hunt in the woods and also had fun recreating animal prints in our mini sandbox! Seeing children and families enjoy perfect weather and a day in the park certainly re-energized us, and reminded us of the importance of conservation in all of our lives!

Dear Friend,

Contributors and citizens like you have helped The Boone Conservancy continue protecting the natural landscapes of Boone County, as well as creating natural areas that are crucial to our community’s health and quality of life. With your help in the last year alone, we have served Boone County and expanded our organization by:

•   positioning our organization for the future acceptance and stewardship of new acreage

•   planning and sponsoring the 2016 Northern Kentucky Conservancy Luncheon, featuring KY Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely, an event that brought regional conservancies, government officials, board members, local leaders, and conservation professionals together to discuss current issues and successes in conservation

•   sponsoring Reforest NKY 2016— a tree-planting initiative that has planted native woodland trees on over 36 acres of land since 2007—350 volunteers planted1,500 trees at England-Idlewild Park in one morning!

•   strategically removing invasive plant species on the 200 acres of land under our protection

As the only non-profit in Boone County enabled to accept land and easements for protection in perpetuity, we have a big commitment to our community. We are committed to protecting natural landscapes, creating natural spaces for passive  recreation and connecting with nature, encouraging and creating opportunities for outdoor education, and balancing conservation with residential and business growth. For TBC to continue its mission and this important work, we ask for your support and assistance.  It’s easy to get involved and contribute to TBC’s success:

•   Make a financial contribution to The Boone Conservancy. It's simple! Just click the yellow "donate" button in the website header.

•   “Like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter for updates and volunteer opportunities

•   There are open positions available on our volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Committee. Contact us for more information!

Thank you for your continuing support.

Sincerely,

Mary Unterreiner

Executive Director

We are wrapping up the summer months with the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, spreading our mission and talking with our people; swapping stories, sharing concerns, educating one another…a week of speaking with our community is truly one of the most influential weeks of the year! Thanks to all who have stopped by our booth!

It has been an incredibly active summer, but we aren’t slowing down any time soon! We are currently planning a public event scheduled for October 21! Conservancy Park After Dark will be an all-ages nighttime event at TBC’s Conservancy Park in Belleview Bottoms. Visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to enter the park after it technically closes and take part in night fishing, stargazing, nature programming, lantern-walking, and s’mores-noshing. More details will be posted as they become available, but go ahead and mark your calendars!

If this summer is any indication of things to come, we’re looking forward to a great event and a productive year’s end!

Here's What We've Been Up To!

October, 2017

Conservancy Park After Dark

On Saturday, October 21, TBC hosted Conservancy Park After Dark with Boone County Parks and Recreation at the 45-acre Conservancy Park in Belleview! The after-park-hours event kicked off with fly fishing demonstrations by the Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers, during which participants were able to learn and practice their new skill on Conservancy Park Lake. The park's main shelter and front field hosted the majority of the night's activities, including stargazing with the Cincinnati Observatory Center. It was a cloudy night, but they were able to get a clear view of Saturn for everyone to see! Critters in the Classroom, a program by BIOSE ( a science education organization), brought some live owls to enjoy the night with us! Attendees learned about the lives and habitats of different raptors and got to meet a few themselves! We ended the night with a spooky lantern hike through Dinsmore Woods up to the Dinsmore Homestead Cemetery! 

A special thanks to the organizations and individuals who hosted programs at Conservancy Park After Dark and made the night so spectacular!  And of course, THANK YOU to all who came out to share the evening with us and support conservation in our community!