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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Have you noticed an odor in the air recently? It’s none other than skunks. You might consider skunks offensively odiferous, but for Education Manager Suzanne, it marks the start of the sweetest season in nature: maple sugaring season.

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In the midst of the pandemic, people have been looking for ways to get outside and enjoy nature now more than ever. For Katrina Rugless and her family, park visits in 2020 were places of escape and restoration.

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The Good Ole Places

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Colerain may have looked a little different 30 years ago, but Nature Interpreter Paul shares how Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve remains unchanged and is the perfect respite from a busy day. And a visit to a park is just the comfort everyone needs right now.

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July is Parks and Recreation Month! While we can’t celebrate with you in person right now, we want you to meet the faces behind Great Parks of Hamilton County. Meet Parky the Raccoon. Parky has worked in parks and recreation longer than most people, and still loves every minute of it!

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