- Upcoming Events: -
11/12 – End of The Season Banquet, 2:00pm at Della Zona  Come celebrate the wonderfully successful season for both the Athens and Ironton Fire Effects Monitoring Teams. Appetizers, Salad, and Pizza (including vegetarian options) will be provided. This event is open to SCA Members, USFS Employees, and their families. We chose Della Zona for this event because of their commitment to changing our food systems by using fresh ingredients from local farms!
- Past Events -
5/22 Community Pot Luck BBQ and Team Welcome Dinner 6 - 9 pm.
6/7 - 6/9 Trainings in: Local Fire Ecology, Field Sampling, Cultural Awareness, Radio Protocols, and Vegetation presented by Wayne National Forest (WNF).
6/22 The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park  provides an opportunity to learn about the people, plants, and animals that lived in Ohio in the past and in the present. Visitors can watch a 17-minute award winning film, browse the museum, and take a tour of the Mound City Group.
7/26 - 7/30 FFT2 (S130/S190) Red Card training with Wayne National Forest.
8/5 The Sierra Club: Tour of Sassafras Farm & Potluck Dinner  6 p.m.
Many have enjoyed the fresh greens and other vegetables that Ed Perkins has sold at the Athens Farmer’s Market  for years. Ed and his wife Amy Abercrombie, owners of Sassafras Farm,  hold true to the philosophy of living simply and working closely with the land. They retrieve their water from an outdoor pump, live in a quaint home that was once a barn, and sell their organic produce at the Athens Farmers Market. Here’s a chance to see how your food is grown and view Ed’s solar systems. Ed will discuss solar electric, solar hot water and cooling without AC.
8/18 – Screening of The WNF film; "The Forest Returns"  and discussion with: Loraine McCosker, Environmental Studies Outreach Coordinator at Ohio University and Sierra Club Member. 7:30pm The Forest Returns: The Success Story of Ohio's Only National Forest as told by Ora E. Anderson; a journalist living in Southeastern Ohio during the Great Depression. In this oral history, he recalls the environmental and social conditions that led to the establishment of the Wayne National Forest and our evolving relationship with the land. Along with historical photographs and emotionally evocative music by Bruce Dalzell, Ora Anderson's first-hand account gives life to a significant chapter of American history with clarity, hope, and a uniquely Appalachian perspective.
8/23 - Tecumseh! 
The Ultimate Outdoor Drama Experience. Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. “Tecumseh!” has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.
9/6 Labor Day: Mid Season BBQ 12pm - 4pm
9/17-9/19 The 12th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival 
Join us at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for the 12th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival; a fun-filled and educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This three-day event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, quality entertainment, unique arts, crafts and local businesses throughout southeastern Ohio and beyond. The Main Stage is host to some of the best musicians and performers in our region. A full line-up of presentations and activities cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and sustainable living workshops.
10/3 - 10/4 – Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course  is a vital component of the nationwide Leave No Trace program. It is a shortened version of the Master course. Participants receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics in a condensed two-day format. The Trainer Course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.
10/5 Ohio University Fall Career & Internship Fair:  Baker University Center, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Outreach opportunity to meet students and alumni sponsored by Career Services of OU. This single day event is open to for profit, non-profit, and government employers, as well as graduate and professional schools to gain exposure for their organization on campus and to the students, alumni and faculty of Ohio University.
10/18 – Tour of the The Vinton Experimental Forest  Ohio’s largest, last contiguous forested block still available for permanent protection. The Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States and home to more than 50 years of ongoing forest research. Vinton Furnace represents one of the most important forest research and demonstration sites east of the Mississippi River.
10/24 – Cross Training with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Native Plant Team  The Team lead a cross training for the Cuyahoga Native Plant Team, showing them around Wayne National Forest, and provided them with a crash course in Fire Effect Monitoring. It was a lot of fun to show off our skills and to reconnect with our fellow SCA Members.