Raisin’ Hellbenders on the River: Concert for Conservation

Raisin’ Hellbenders: Concert for Conservation takes place from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Thomas More University Biology Field Station. Join us for a day of fun and fellowship on the Ohio River. Listen to live bluegrass music from local bands, enjoy a guided hike, explore our laboratories, purchase raffle tickets for a brand-new kayak from Schack’s Yaks, meet local environmental organizations, paddle on the river, all while supporting our conservation and outreach programs.
This is a family friendly event! All ages are welcome. Children under 5 years old enter free.

Learn more about eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganienses) on the National Wildlife Federation website.

Spots are limited; reserve your tickets now! Food, soda, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase; water will be provided for free of charge. No outside food or drink (including coolers) are permitted. The week of the concert, check your email for parking instructions. Until then, keep an eye on this webpage for updates on sponsors, activities, food trucks, and more.

*Minimum suggested donation $15. Ticket sales are non-refundable in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather or extremely high river levels.

For any questions, to volunteer, or to sponsor the event, reach out to Station Manager Molly Williams at williamsm@thomasmore.edu.