Cincinnati Nature Center values a commitment to sustainability. We strive to make choices that are environmentally responsible, economically viable, and socially equitable for the long-term stability of our organization, our region and the earth.

The Nature Center is making environmentally responsible choices through a variety of projects.

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Taking Root Campaign

Taking Root is a collaborative initiative in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state region to address the loss of tree canopy due to invasive species such as the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle. Trees provide many benefits to the region, including moderating temperatures, reducing stormwater runoff, stabilizing slopes and streambanks, sustaining wildlife and increasing property values. The goal: plant two million trees by 2020 in the Greater Cincinnati Region.

Cincinnati Nature Center is proud to partner with Ammon Nursery, Boone County Arboretum, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Davey Resource Group, Great Parks of Hamilton County, The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati, Green Umbrella, Hamilton County Planning and Development Department, Natorp’s, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry, The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Oxbow, Inc. and more!