Cincinnati Eastside Rotarians took a break from its usual weekly luncheon to invest in hands-on service work at the Valley View Foundation in the heart of Milford, Ohio. Valley View is a grassroots, nonprofit organization with a simple mission of conserving land, preserving history and sharing its resources with the community.
Valley View is located on one of the last family farms in eastern Cincinnati and is the steward of 190 acres of beautiful open land along the East Fork River with a rich history dating back 12,000 years. The Valley View land includes rivers, streams, wooded hillsides, prairie, streamside and isolated wetlands on a compact, easily-walkable site in the heart of Milford.
Cincinnati Eastside Rotarians assisted with trail maintenance – clearing, trimming and grooming trails throughout the property. The volunteer work was needed ahead of Valley View’s upcoming Run for the Bottoms event on Saturday, October 24.
The Valley View property was affectionately nicknamed “the bottoms” many years ago. In 2004, the Run for the Bottoms event was created to help raise money to preserve the property. Participants can choose the 5K or single loop 10K through forest, field, and farm. This race will have unofficial timing and staggered start times to better provide a safe and responsible race environment in the era of Covid. The race is great way to support Valley View and explore the trails with family and friends!