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!