Walked (and stumbled) along two miles of Muddy Creek in Warren County, Ohio.
Thankfully, organizations and many individuals work wisely to protect and preserve our streams. The Little Miami River is one of America's National Wild and Scenic Rivers. "The Little Miami River Kleeners' and Little Miami Watershed Network's purpose is to enhance the quality of life along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of, stimulating the public interest in, and encouraging the preservation of the Little Miami River."
Saving a National Treasure: The Little Miami Conservancy was founded in 1967 as Little Miami, Inc. The Little Miami River has been embraced by citizens and local leaders as a valuable natural resource for quiet outdoor recreation, wildlife, drinking water, scenic beauty and much more!
On April 23, 1969, the Little Miami River earned the distinction of becoming
Ohio's first designated State Scenic River.
Little Miami State and National Scenic River: Rivers and streams in the Ohio Scenic Rivers program are monitored regularly to ensure that the water habitat quality remains high. The Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) program is coordinated by regional employees, but most of the monitoring is done by volunteers.
Volunteers are needed!
Become a SQM Volunteer Monitor:
Warren SWCD participates in the ODNR Stream Quality Program. Our testing site is at river mile 44 on the Little Miami River. If you would like to learn more about Stream Water Quality Monitoring or volunteer with Warren SWCD doing Stream Water Quality Monitoring, please e-mail our staff coordinator, Molly Conley, or click on the black box below for additional information: email@example.com
Thank you Mrs. Quill for planning a stream field trip and collaborating with WCSWCD to test the waters at Muddy Creek in Mason, Ohio! The students found Benthic Macroinvertebrates in all three Taxa's.
Picture highlights from the Rain Barrel Benefit Auction held during the Party for the Planet Event at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on April 28, 2016.
Also see: SaveLocalWaters.org - The Regional Storm Water Collaborative
Where is Earth's Water: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html
Water is not distributed evenly around the globe:
Where is Earth's Water: USGS Website