Advocating Thoughtful Use of Our Hillsides
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Acres of Greater Cincinnati Hillsides Preserved
YEARS PROTECTING OUR HILLSIDES
The story of our Greater Cincinnati hillsides begins with a beautiful pattern of rivers and greenery formed thousands of years ago by three different glaciers. These hillsides and river systems give the region its unique visual personality and contribute greatly to our quality of life.
Beautiful and fragile, the Greater Cincinnati area is prone to costly landslides. Concern over this problem is increasing as the scarcity of land gives rise to pressures to build. The landslide-prone nature of our hillsides is not the only concern. The forested hillsides form ribbons of green open space, and are a valuable element of environmental quality, providing wildlife habitat and migration corridors.
The hillsides form an integral part of the natural fabric of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. First-time visitors are often struck by the dramatic relief in topography, and the stunning overlooks of picture postcard proportions.
The Hillside Trust’s mission is accomplished through research and education, land conservation, and advocacy of responsible land use serving: Cincinnati and Hamilton County, along with the surrounding counties of Clermont, Campbell, Kenton, and Boone.
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The Hillside Trust, for me, has always represented a thoughtful use of hillsides. It’s in our mission, and it’s alive in every meeting of the Board. In becoming experts on the structure of our hillsides, it is natural that we can serve a critical role in helping individuals, companies, agencies, and local government to both make and keep Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky an amazing place to live.
Inaugural Pope Coleman Awards
Please join us for the Hillside Trust’s inaugural Pope Coleman Awards. This event celebrates the champions of sensitive hillside development, hillside protection, and hillside advocacy efforts.
- When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5-8 PM
- Where: Anderson Pavilion on the Banks
- Levels: $250 – Patron | $150 – Host/Hostess | $100 – Event Ticket
To attend in person, or virtually, please download this PDF invite and return it by April 6, 2021. You can pay electronically using the button below.
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