The Fairfield Union Land Lab Committee is excited to announce the 6th Annual "Community Day" which will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at the Fairfield Union Land Lab located just south of the high school-middle school athletic facilities. This activity will showcase what we believe is the finest land lab in the Central Ohio area. Our facility features woodlands, walking and running trails, the "Baker Covered Bridge", an "Adena" Indian Mound, a nineteenth century stone home and barn foundation, an outdoor classroom and it is located on the historic Zane Trace.
Numerous improvements have been made since our initial "Community Day" which was held on October 3, 2015. Through contracted and volunteer labor, we have expanded our walking and running trails, built a new dam and overflow on both the small and large ponds, opened up access to the stone house and barn foundations, added safety railing on the dock, implemented a forest management plan, removed unsafe ash trees, added tile drainage and driveway pipes, installed a new roof on the covered bridge and repaired wooden timbers where needed, painted the covered bridge, planted numerous oak trees and have continued to mow and trim the public access areas of the land lab.
Do we have an agenda, YES, we want you to see and experience your exceptional outdoor laboratory facility. As a member of our community/extended community, you are a stake holder and may benefit from this great recreational and educational property. We encourage our staff, students and community to use all aspects of our land laboratory on a regular basis.
This open-house program will feature recreational trail walking, guided tours, historic pictures, student art work, local exhibitors, student demonstrations, family oriented activities, free refreshments and the "150th" celebration of the Baker Covered Bridge.
A brief formal program will be held at 12:00 noon, in the outdoor classroom/shelter house, allowing time both before and after for "Full Exploration" of your land lab. We welcome Mr. Jim Ketcham, retired Vocational Agriculture instructor, who will highlight details of moving the Baker Covered Bridge to our land lab. Your visit may be as long as your personal schedule will allow. Feel free to come and go at your own pace throughout this special afternoon.
Many improvements to the land lab have been made possible through the financial donations and volunteer labor from our community members and friends. Please join with us!