Upcoming Events

White Trillium or the White Wake Robin (Trillium grandiflorum) is one of three species of spring blooming Trilliums that make Wildcat Hollow their home.

White Trillium or the White Wake Robin (Trillium grandiflorum) is one of at least three species of spring blooming Trilliums that make Sunday Creek their home.

Wildcat Hollow EcoTour, May 22nd-23rd

This overnight tour will traverse through roughly 7 miles on the Wayne National Forest’s beautiful Wildcat Hollow Trail located in Morgan and Perry County in the Sunday Creek Watershed. We’ll meet at the Wildcat Hollow Trailhead at 3:30 pm on Friday and return there at approximately noon on Saturday.  Our tour will explore forest succession, the history of Wayne National Forest, and the local flora and fauna of southeastern Ohio. We will spend time identifying wild flowers, viewing a remarkable beaver dam, visiting sites that are rich in history, along with many other interesting stops along the trail. We may even see the rare wildflower, the Guyandotte Beauty, Synandra hispidula, in bloom or come across a bobcat.  Hiking may be moderately rigorous at times.  We will set camp on top of a ridge in a picturesque pine grove, and have a rustic dinner and breakfast cooked for you over our campfire. We’ll listen to night sounds like owls and whippoorwills and tell stories around the campfire.  Everyone will get to reconnect with Mother Nature, and spend the evening out in a forested environment. Registration is limited to 12 people (+/- 2) so register soon!  This EcoTour is a collaboration between the Wayne National Forest and Rural Action’s Sunday Creek Watershed Group.  Your tour guides will be Matt Castells from the Wane National Forest, and Homer Elliott from Sunday Creek.  $15 preregistration required.  Contact Matt at Castellsm@gmail.com (513-728-0444) or Homer at homer@ruralaction.org (740-767-2225) for more information and to register for this exciting event. A map for the Wildcat Hollow Backpack Trail showing both the trail and trailhead location can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5413455.pdf

Another great upcoming event to add to your calendar will be our Sunday Creek Watershed Tour on June 5th, where you can come and see what we and our collaborators have accomplished in our watershed, see our projects and be immersed in nature for the day ! We’ll meet at our Rural Action Trimble Community Center at 19627 Walnut Street (just off of state routes 329 and 13) at 10 am and head out.

This huge beaver dam is across Cedar Run in Wildcat Hollow.  Photo taken along the backpack trail in January 2015.

This huge beaver dam is across Cedar Run in Wildcat Hollow. Photo taken along the backpack trail in January 2015.

Our Sunday Creek Watershed Day Camps are happening from June 8th-12th and from June 22nd-26th.

Camp- The Wilds wetland 2

These 2 weeks of camp are divided by age for the most part, although we’ve made some exceptions for siblings that split the age cut offs. June 8-12 is for younger children. The week of June 22-26 is for the older kids.  We’ve got spots left. The cost is $50 and includes all 5 days with breakfast and lunch. You can register and find more information by following this link:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eas7knw2fc79f52b&llr=du8cg7iab

If you have any additional questions after checking out this website, please let us know!

Contact Homer (homer@ruralaction.org) or Michelle (michelle@sundaycreek.org) if you would like to know more about our watershed camps, or to find out about the Sunday Creek Watershed Tour or the Wildcat Hollow EcoTour hike and camp.  They are bound to be boat-loads of fun!


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