The 30 acre Kirby Nature Preserve will become the new home base for the Western Wildlife Corridor. Western Wildlife Corridor is a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting the natural resources of the Ohio River Valley. Their mission includes promoting good stewardship and protecting our natural resources.
The preserve is located near the intersection of East Main St. and South Road in Addyston. Most of the 30 acres of land, which was donated by one of the group’s members, is covered by mature forest, woodlands, prairie and riparian beauty. There will also be a central building that will be converted into a nature center, education facility, meeting place, exhibit and event space. In addition to the converted building, barn and a home dating back to 1900 sit on the property as well.
WWC plans to improve its many events including their Flower-a-thon and Wildflower Festival. Plans also include hiking trails throughout the site that will connect to other properties Western Wildlife Corridor owns in the area and, in the future, regional trails. The organization also owns the nearby Bender Mountain Preserve and Delshire Preserve.
To learn more about the Western Wildlife Corridor or donate, visit www.westernwildlifecorridor.org