Cambridge Charitable Foundation

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With our support, the Cincinnati Nature Center will restore 25 acres of abandoned agricultural fields to native prairie grasslands.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Cincinnati Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to Enrich Lives by Inspiring Passion for Nature through Experience, Education and Stewardship.

Cincinnati Nature Center offers something for people of all ages in all seasons. Their 20 miles of trails wind through the region's natural habitats of eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams and ponds.

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With the support of The Cambridge Charitable Foundation, the Cincinnati Nature Center will restore 25 acres of abandoned agricultural fields to native prairie grasslands for The Prairie Grassland Habitat Restoration Project. Prairies are the most endangered natural landscape in Ohio. By restoring 25 acres of abandoned fields to native grassland, the Cincinnati Nature Center will increase native biodiversity and create much needed habitat for grassland nesting birds such as Henslow's sparrow, bobwhite quail, redwinged blackbirds, and eastern meadowlarks. This project will also provide Cincinnati Nature Center the opportunity to research prairie grassland restoration techniques and share their results with the surrounding academic community. This project will create a featured landscape for educational programming showcasing the importance of native prairie grasslands and why it is necessary to restore and preserve these endangered landscapes.