For Immediate Release
October 9, 2020
New Straitsville, Ohio — The leaves aren’t the only thing changing in Southeast Ohio this fall. The water quality in our local creeks is changing, too — for the better. Join Rural Action on Friday, Oct. 30 for a tour that will highlight the progress that’s been made in improving local watersheds.
The tour will highlight the following three locations:
- The Rush Creek watershed at the Rehoboth Wetland.
- Monday Creek at the Ora E. Anderson Nature Trail.
- Ohio’s worst Acid Mine Drainage seep, where True Pigments is working to turn pollution into art.
Rural Action’s Watersheds Program will be conducting the tour, and at each site a presenter will talk about the work occurring at that location and answer questions from the group.
To ensure safety and proper social distancing, there will be three tour groups.
- Group 1 – 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Group 2 – 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.
- Group 3 – 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Signups are limited, so visit ruralaction.org/watershedtour today to register for the group you would like to join. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation during the tour. Each tour group will have a group leader who will guide the group to each tour stop. Total driving time between tour sites is approximately 1 hour, and groups will spend 30 minutes at each tour site.
Contact Kylee Nichols at email@example.com with questions, concerns, or accommodations that you might need.
Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org
Monday Creek AmeriCorps Member