Tri-Moraine Audubon Society (TMAS) has been active in the conservation of public lands. One such property is the Myeerah Natural Area. TMAS has used this property for their Environmental Education Weekend since 1980. At that time, the area was owned and managed by the Appleseed Ridge Girl Scouts as Camp Myeerah. In 2014, through the efforts of TMAS, the Trust for Public Land and the Bellefontaine Parks and Recreation Department, Camp Myeerah was purchased from the Girl Scouts (now part of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio) with funds from the Clean Ohio fund. It is now owned and operated by the Bellefontaine Parks & Recreation Department and is operated under the guidelines of a conservation easement held by the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society. The camp was renamed Myeerah Nature Preserve. Habitat restoration is ongoing. The US Fish & Wildlife Service, Tri-Moraine Audubon Society and Pheasants Forever have teamed up to make numerous improvements to the habitat including eradicating fields of invasive autumn olive and honeysuckle; planting prairie habitat; planting pollinator plots for butterflies and constructing small wetland areas.
For additional information about visiting Myeerah Nature Preserve see Bellefontaine Parks and Recreation’s website.