Cincinnati non-profit working to restore the greenspaces of Northside.
Identify. Preserve. Protect.
Northside Greenspace Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded to identify, preserve, and restore natural areas in Northside and surrounding communities.
Northside is a neighborhood known for its diverse population, its wonderful old houses, its hip shops and restaurants, and its civic spirit. Many Northside organizations work together to maintain a vibrant, safe, inclusive community.
We share information about the civic issues and environmental processes that impact natural areas. We lead field trips that provide community members with the opportunity to experience the beauty and complexity of nature. Our projects provide hands-on learning experiences for community members and result in tangible improvements to our green spaces. Our advocacy alerts public and private agencies and individuals to what they can do to conserve and improve our urban ecosystems.
Urban forests have become overrun with invasive plants. They outcompete native plants and significantly reduce plant diversity, weakening the entire ecosystem. Northside Greenspace works with fellow volunteers and Cincinnati Parks staff to remove invasive species and monitor the forest health overtime. We believe that healthy ecosystems benefit people as much as wildlife. From the unique spring ephemerals to the large old growth trees, Northside is home to some of best urban forests in our region. They provide people a place to relax and connect with nature right in their own neighborhood. Learn more about our work by attending one of our upcoming events.
Restoring Local Forests
The Northside Greenspace Board consists of 9 members who meet on a monthly basis. The board works to organize volunteer events, educational hikes, and raise awareness about Northside's forested parks. If you are interested in joining the Northside Greenspace Board, please talk to a board member at on of our volunteer events.