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EECO Tour at Fernald Preserve

  • 01 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Rd, Hamilton OH


  • Tour at Fernald Preserve.
    Lemonade and cookies will be available for a snack. Please bring a reuseable lunch box or brown bag dinner option.


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Need contact hours for CEU’s or just want to have some fun? Spring EECO Tour at Fernald Preserve, Hamilton OH

The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center commemorates the rich and varied history of the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site. The Visitors Center offers a series of exhibits focused on the Cold War uranium metals production industry, the subsequent environmental cleanup, and today's ongoing legacy management. The 1,050-acre Fernald site has now come full circle. The property’s natural features have been restored using native plants and grasses. Restoration activities at the site have created one of the largest man-made wetlands in Ohio, open water, upland forests, a lengthy riparian corridor, and 385 acres of grassland, including tallgrass prairie and savanna. The site’s varied and unique habitats are accessible on a 7-mile network of trails. More than 250 species of birds have been observed, and over 100 different species have been documented as nesting at the Fernald Preserve.

What we will do: Learn about the history and then experience the amazing wildlife and habitats onsite. Come early and explore on your own before we start at 4:30 pm.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 4 -10 pm

Cost: $25.00

Tentative Schedule:

4:00 p.m.                     Meet at Fernald Victors Center for introductions.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.          Guided tour of Fernald’s Visitor Center to learn more about the Uranium production that happened onsite and visit the interpretive display.  

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Learn about the remediation process, and hike up the seven-story high onsite disposal cell (closed to the public unless escorted)

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.          Wildlife photo break. We will have some lemonade, cookies, and wildlife camera videos to share. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner or snack and refillable water bottle.

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.        Crepuscular Hike (gravel and dirt trails) about 2 miles, join us in an evening stroll, we will even stop in at our flying squirrel arena and maybe see some at our feeders. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight & binoculars.  

Questions? Contact Frances.Boyens@LM.DOE.GOV  

EECO offers contact hour certificates to use for CEUs with professional development committees.

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