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7th Annual Upper Mill Creek Cleanup

September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
12070 Best Place , Sharonville, OH 45241United States
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  • 5 Hours

  • 18+

  • 70+ Volunteers

What we'll doHelp clean up by canoe or foot. (Canoe spots are limited)
Who can do itAnyone 18+

Join us this fall for the 7th Annual Upper Mill Creek Cleanup. We’ll clean up the Mill Creek by land and canoe. Land volunteers will meet at an Alliance restoration site called Twin Creek Preserve in Sharonville at 9:00 a.m. where folks will be organized into teams to tackle various projects on the Upper Mill Creek watershed. Canoe volunteers will meet and launch from Mill Creek at 8:00 a.m.The cleanups will occur in and along the stream, so be prepared for walking through thick brush and getting muddy.

Please dress appropriately and wear closed-toe footwear.

12070 Best Place , Sharonville, OH 45241United States
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2 days ago

Mill Creek Alliance
The Blue Team is over at Little Miami Conservancy doing some pretty cool work these days! Last week, they worked to roll out the LMC DOMES project, installing dissolved oxygen and conductivity sensors at four of eight strategic locations along the Little Miami. The equipment was generously donated by YSI Xylem Inc. Three sites are located in Greene County and will be managed in an LMC partnership with the University of Dayton River Stewards. The DOMES monitors usher in an exciting new phase in water quality monitoring on the Little Miami providing continuous 24-7 monitoring. We couldnt be happier to be partnering with Little Miami Conservancy on this project! Groundwork USA #waterquality #waterchemistry #changingplaces #changinglives

The Blue Team is over at Little Miami Conservancy doing some pretty cool work these days! Last week, they worked to roll out the LMC DOMES project, installing dissolved oxygen and conductivity sensors at four of eight strategic locations along the Little Miami. The equipment was generously donated by YSI Xylem Inc. Three sites are located in Greene County and will be managed in an LMC partnership with the University of Dayton River Stewards. The DOMES monitors usher in an exciting new phase in water quality monitoring on the Little Miami providing continuous 24-7 monitoring. We couldn't be happier to be partnering with Little Miami Conservancy on this project! Groundwork USA #waterquality #waterchemistry #changingplaces #changinglivesThe MCA-LMC Blue Team. Welcome to the Next Generation! Watch This Space... ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Village of Evendale, Ohio for your renewed community support of Mill Creek Alliance! Here, Evendale mayor, Richard Finan, accepted a 2019 Watershed Steward certificate from executive director, Dave Schmitt. We are thrilled to count Evendale as a project partner and community supporter! #watershedstewardImage attachment

Thank you to the Village of Evendale, Ohio for your renewed community support of Mill Creek Alliance! Here, Evendale mayor, Richard Finan, accepted a 2019 Watershed Steward certificate from executive director, Dave Schmitt. We are thrilled to count Evendale as a project partner and community supporter! #watershedsteward ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Mill Creek Alliance
We had a great work group meeting as part of creating 9-Element Plans for three sub-watersheds of the Mill Creek Watershed.  The plans address non-point source pollution and allow access to Clean Water Act 319 funds. Thanks to the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati - MSD for hosting,  Hamilton County Planning + Development, Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and OKI Regional Council of Governments for participating, and Mallory Martz Mallory Anne and OKI for the map making.  After revisions and community meetings well submit the plans to Ohio EPA for grant funding approval in the fall.Image attachmentImage attachment

We had a great work group meeting as part of creating 9-Element Plans for three sub-watersheds of the Mill Creek Watershed. The plans address non-point source pollution and allow access to Clean Water Act 319 funds. Thanks to the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati - MSD for hosting, Hamilton County Planning + Development, Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and OKI Regional Council of Governments for participating, and Mallory Martz Mallory Anne and OKI for the map making. After revisions and community meetings we'll submit the plans to Ohio EPA for grant funding approval in the fall. ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, Mill Creek Alliance took 12 girl scouts from Oyler School in Lower Price Hill on a camping trip to Mammoth Cave National Park. This trip was possible thanks to support from a Groundwork USA program called #Mountains2Mainstreet, which Sophie attended earlier this year, and Santa Maria Community Services, Inc., who runs the girl scout program in Lower Price Hill.

For many girls, this was their first time camping, their first time visiting a national park, their first time in a cave, and their first time horseback riding! The first day, they enjoyed setting up camp and learning to use a camp stove and build a campfire while making dinner and s'mores. Then some wild storms rolled in: Tents flooded, gear got wet, and rain flies couldn't hold up to the deluge. Thankfully, the storms let up before bedtime so we could set up some dry tents and everyone could get some sleep!

The next day, we met rangers Tori and Michael for a 3 mile cave hike! We entered at the historic entrance, with its walkways and electric lights. Soon, we entered a more primitive area of the cave where the only light came from our lanterns. We saw candlestick writing on the walls from the 1800's, a tuberculosis hospital, and artifacts from native people, such as cane reed, perfectly preserved in the constant environment of the cave even after thousands of years. The tour ended at Violet City, with stalactites and stalagmites. After lunch, we learned the story of Floyd Collins, who died exploring Sand Cave, and got a chance to visit the cave entrance and his grave.

That evening, we got out the SkyView - Explore the Universe app to look for planets, stars, and our signs of the zodiac. We used a telescope to see Jupiter and its Galilean moons and the rings of Saturn!

The next morning, everyone pitched in to clean up camp and we headed back to Cincinnati! We couldn't be more proud of how these young people embraced so many new and tough experiences and came through it all with laughter and positive attitudes!

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Very cool experience!!

Awesome!

Mo and Jacques from the Green Team and Anthony and Sophie from the Green Corps attended Tri-State Trails quarterly meeting this morning! They shared their personal perspectives on bicycle and pedestrian safety in Cincinnati and discussed the work they do on the Mill Creek Greenway Trail and other trails around the area. Groundwork USA #changingplaces #changinglives ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

The team did a great job on Friday!