Johnston Covered Bridge Gets New Roof

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Johnston Covered Bridge with new roof

The early bridges that spanned the rivers, streams and creeks of Ohio were covered to protect the wooden joints and extend the life of the bridge. In other words, to keep a covered bridge healthy, you need sturdy roof. Happily, the Johnston Covered Bridge at Two Glaciers Park will continue to be a scenic destination in Fairfield County thanks in part to its new roof. This roof is made out of steel sheeting that is coated in an aluminum-zinc alloy that we expect to last 75 years or more. The Johnston bridge has worn a few different rooftops since it was built in 1887; some were metal and some were wooden, but all have kept the bridge dutifully spanning Clear Creek for 127 years. We hope our efforts here ensure this bridge remains treasured place in our county for generations to come.

Explore Central Ohio’s Native Wildflowers at Wahkeena Nature Preserve

Showy OrchisNow that spring has finally taken hold, Ohio’s wildflowers are finally starting to make their presence known. Join the experienced naturalists of the Wahkeena Nature Preserve this Sunday on a guided hike and explore the beauty, folklore and medicinal uses of our native wildflowers. You’ll walk at a leisurely pace and will make frequent stops to admire the violets, trillium, orchids and other native species that abound at the preserve. This educational program will last about 90 minutes and is perfect for people aged 12 and older.

 

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What: Spring Wildflower Nature Walk

Where: Wahkeena Nature Preserve,

2200 Pump Station Road, Sugar Grove, Ohio

When: Sunday, May 18, 1:00pm