A recent article about the history of Norma Johnson 



  • Grants were received for the first phase of our Accessible Trail Project.  Funds were secured for programming and installation of the Accessible Fishing Dock, handicap ramps to 3 of our buildings, and trail design in 2017.   We thank each and everyone of our donors:  Chevron, DNR Aquatic, Jeanne Souers Garcia Foundation, Haman Foundation, MWCD Foundation, Ruth Carlson Starlight Foundation, Winfield Homemakers, NJC Fundraisers and local donors.
  • Located on Preservation Pond



  • 2018 Funding for the Winter Hike was granted by the United Way
  • 2018 funding has been secured for the butterfly exhibit and has been provided by the O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation
  • 2018 Conservation Day Camp funding will be provided by ODNR Step Outside grant and the Kimble Foundation 
  • 2018 Family Fishing Day funding will be provided by ODNR Step Outside Grant and the Kimble Foundation



  • The Annual Meeting – Silent Auction will be held March 8, 2018 at Union Hill Methodist Church.  The silent auction will begin at 5:15 with the dinner at 6:00PM  Dinner will consist of salad, baked chicken, rigatoni, mashed potato, corn, dinner roll, dessert and a  drink.  Please call the office to reserve your spot today.

Have you Heard?

Mike Blauch (L), Artist Amy Vance (M), Marissa Blauch (R)
  • Michael Blauch installed a small natural playing area for his Eagle Scout project.  You can find this area at the NJC Clubhouse located on the Conservation Loop.  Thank you Mikey for all your hard work.
  • Longitude and Latitude coordinates are now available to each of our kiosk loop locations.  The Preservation Loop located at the yellow pole barn 40.511219, -81.538883.  Conservation Loop  at the red barn and restroom located on Conservation Drive 40.512382, -81.544111.  Johnson Loop located on Hidden Hollow Lane 40.510735, -81.554379.  The Brandywine Center 40.512536, -81.549150.
  • Hitching posts are now available at each kiosk location.  Bike racks are located next to hitching posts on Conservation Drive and the Preservation Side entrance at the yellow pole barn. 



Active Bird List
Dan Kramer volunteered at the NJC spring and summer to do an inventory of the birds living at the NJC.  We appreciated all the hours he put in to set up the mist nets and band the birds who were snagged along the way.  We are also thankful for the times he educated campers and members of the community by sharing about the birding process and the project he was working on.  

Dan Kramer 2016 bird List Dan Kramer 2016 bird List