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Around the watershed

09/10/14

Just a reminder, the eighth annual Greene County Test Your Well and Soil event is set for Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Xenia High School cafeteria, 303 Kinsey Road in Xenia.

09/10/14

August brought an average of 3.56 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.27 inches above normal for the month. The high station was Greenville (5.29 inches), and the low station was the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Plant (1.67 inches). As of the end of August, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 30 inches of precipitation which is 2.46 inches above normal for this point in the calendar year.

09/05/14

Tuesday is national Protect Your Groundwater Day. MCD and the city will be at Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. spreading the word about this region’s abundant aquifer and how everyone can help protect it.

09/04/14

The Piqua Public Library will showcase a series of images used in the 1913 Flood centennial book, A Flood of Memories," published by The Miami Conservancy District. The exhibit will be on display in the Piqua Public Library lobby from Monday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 11.

09/03/14

Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr will present a "Fostering Sustainable Behavior" workshop on Nov. 7 at Wegerzyn Gardens. Recommended by Time magazine, his book, "Fostering Sustainable Behavior," has become requisite reading for those who deliver environmental programs. The approaches that Dr. McKenzie-Mohr advocates in his workshops are now being utilized globally.

09/02/14

Learn more about the Upper Great Miami River Watershed with MCD's new infographic.

08/21/14

Good quality drinking water in the region’s buried valley aquifer remains abundant throughout the Miami Valley, and excessive nutrients continue to threaten water quality in our rivers, according to The Miami Conservancy District’s 2013 Water Resources Report.

8/19/14

Just a reminder, Montgomery County is replacing the Ridge Avenue Bridge so the Stillwater River Bikeway has a short detour through Triangle Park. Trail users are re-routed along the Great Miami River Bikeway between DeWeese Park and the southern tip of Triangle Park. Construction is expected to be completed by September of 2015.

8/18/14

Kittyhawk Golf Course in Dayton has been named a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation. The award is given for practicing good groundwater and environmental stewardship.

8/15/14

Read MCD's 2013 Annual Report.

8/7/14

MCD has released its new report on water quality and quantity in Great Miami River Watershed.

 

 

 

Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

The Market to Market Relay will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at RiverScape and Eastwood metroparks; and the Great Miami River, Mad River, and Creekside recreation trails. Contact Ben Cohoon at 402.770.1170 for more information.

The Artemis Center's 2014 Dayton Girls Gone Riding: Cycling to End Domestic Violence will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. For more information, contact Erin Cole at 937.496.1387 or Artemis Gone Riding.

United Rehabilitation Services URS Rubber Duck Regatta will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 at RiverScape and the Great Miami River. Contact Ashley Crawford at 937.853.5464 for more information.

Dayton Takes Steps for Crohns and Colitis will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark and the Stillwater River Recreation Trail. Contact Shawn Baker at 513.772.3550 for more information.

The Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation's 5K Walk/Run for Bleeding Disorder Awareness will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail in Miamisburg. Contact Dena Shepard at 937.479.2378 for more information.

                                                               

The Miamisburg Parks and Recreation 5K Run, Walk, Wag will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in Miamisburg along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. For more information, contact Sheila Russell at 937.847.6670 or sheila.russell@cityofmiamisburg.com.

Macedonia Missionary Church's Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Stillwater Recreation Trail. Contact Ricky Allen at 937.554.2705 for more information.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio's Flame of Hope Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail in Dayton. For more information, contact Dawn Hanson at 937.233.2500.

The Dayton CROP Hunger Walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 5, at Island MetroPark and the Stillwater River Recreation Trail in Dayton.

Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. For more information, contact Rick Schoby at 937.836.7346.

 

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