Cathy Bernardino Bailey

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting local Ohio women who work in the field of conservation. As the “first lady of water,” Cathy Bernardino Bailey’s love for water dates back to her first job out of college. Now, as the director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Bailey works to ensure our water sources are protected.

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Marjie Becus stands next to a large tree.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting local Ohio women who work in the field of conservation. Marjie Becus is a dynamo in the world of conservation. You’ve likely seen her work around the county, but never noticed. That’s because you have to look close to the ground to see the rare plants she works to protect.

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Rama Kasturi

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting local Ohio women who work in the field of conservation. Dr. Rama Kasturi has been walking in parks in Cincinnati almost every day for the past 25 years. When a plan for development threatened her favorite park. Dr. Kasturi knew she had to take action.

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Kristen Lear holds a bat species for a study.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting local Ohio women who work in the field of conservation. As a child, Dr. Kristen Lear was drawn to the creepy and unloved creatures of the natural world. Dr. Lear’s passion has led her around the world in a mission to preserve and educate people about her favorite animal, bats.

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