For Immediate Release

Mineral City, OH — Join Rural Action’s Middle Tuscarawas River Watershed office for a drive-it-yourself Spring Wetland Tour on May 15.

“Wetlands serve an important role in the ecosystem by trapping sediment, filtering nutrients, improving water quality, and reducing flooding,” says Sophia Sorboro, an AmeriCorps member serving with Rural Action. “They also store huge amounts of carbon in their plant tissues and soils and have an important impact on the global climate cycle.”

The tour will feature three stops:

  1. Brown’s Lake Bog
  2. Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area
  3. Zoar Wetland Arboretum

Participants can visit any or all of the stops between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Upon registering, participants will receive a map detailing the location of each stop and information about it. A food voucher from a local restaurant also will be provided.

At each site, speakers will provide information about the wetland, talk about the ecosystem services wetlands provide, and discuss the rare species that call some of these areas home, including pitcher plants and round-leaved sundews.

To register, please go to the following webpage:

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



Sophia Sorboro
Rural Action AmeriCorps Member