March Inning: “EcOhio Wetland Restoration”

What: EcOhio Wetland Restoration
When: Monday, March 7, 2016, 7 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council
10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Speaker:  Brian F. Jorg, Manager of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Brian Jorg with cameraJoin us for a presentation on ‘EcOhio Wetland Restoration’, as Brian Jorg covers the process of turning an agricultural field into a thriving wetland. The restoration efforts include returning the native flora and fauna back to its original composition. To date, over 150 bird species have been seen at the site since its inception.

Brian F. Jorg, Manager of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, joined the organization in 2004. Prior to joining the Zoo, Brian was a horticulturist at Spring
Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.

At the zoo, Brian’s responsibilities include managing the Native Plant Program, which includes the conservation, education, and promotion of native flora. He also runs the Annual Trial Program, which includes growing and trialing 200 varieties of the newest
annuals available to the industry. Brian also manages the tulip display, in which over 100,000 bulbs are planted seasonally.

Brian also manages the wetland restoration project at the Zoo property in Warren County, named “EcOhio”. At this location, agricultural fields were successfully converted back to a thriving wetland. Brian’s passion is outdoor photography. To date, Brian has had his photographs published in various books, magazines, field guides, calendars, advertisements and greeting cards. Numerous institutions also use Brian’s images in their educational displays. He runs wildflower photographic trips to The Smoky Mountains, and Clifton Gorge, and Nature trips to the Galapagos, South Africa, and The Amazon.

Whether he is trekking the glaciers of Alaska or the plains of East Africa, he is constantly learning, observing and documenting nature.

NOTE: Announcements and presentation to begin at 7:00PM