Canoe Float 2015 - Monday Creek Restoration
Jun 7, 2015
11am - 4pm.
A benefit for the Monday Creek Restoration Project
The day will include a 6 mile float on the Hocking River. A locally sourced river-side picnic including food from Chesterhill Produce Auction, Mount Airy Beef, Frog Ranch and Shagbark. Interactive stream and wildlife activities for all ages. And a stop at the mouth of Monday Creek to discuss restoration success.
Reservation is required by June 2nd.
Meet at the Hocking Parkway canoe put-in (on Hocking Parkway at the Bridge over the Hocking River in Nelsonville.) The float will end at Fast Traxx Motoplex off of State Route 33. Shuttle back to Hocking Parkway is provided.
Monday Creek, located in the Appalachian Region of southeastern Ohio, is a 27-mile long tributary of the Hocking River, the latter which flows directly into the Ohio River. The Monday Creek Watershed drains a 116 square-mile area, with streams winding through portions of Athens, Hocking, and Perry Counties.
Monday Creek and its tributaries are severely impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD) resulting from a century of extractive coal, oil, clay and mineral mining.
Our project is a collaborative partnership of Monday Creek residents, federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Our shared goal is to improve watershed health and restore water quality for the benefit of the community.
Since 1994, our partnership has worked together to identify water quality problems, conduct field research and site characterization, as well as prioritize and plan on-going restoration activities. MCRP has completed numerous reclamation projects ranging from capping gob piles to installing lime dosers. Grants from the Office of Surface Mining and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, with matching funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, have funded these projects.
Cost: $20 per person/reservationContact:
Rural Action Community Center
19627 Walnut Street
Web Site: http://ruralaction.org/