Around the watershed
Temple Israel will host the 3rd Annual Oy Vey 5K on Sunday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday to resurface a 4.2-mile section of the Great Miami River Bike Trail.
Have your well water tested for nitrate, nitrite and iron for FREE at the Test Your Well event on Thursday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 at Carlisle High School, 250 Jamaica Road in Carlisle. The first 40 RSVPs are guaranteed free copper, lead and arsenic testing, too.
April brought an average of 4.28 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed — 0.46 inches above the monthly average. The high station was Englewood Dam (5.67 inches), and the low station was Lockington Dam (2.98 inches). As of the end of April, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 14.09 inches of precipitation which is 2.20 inches above average for this point in the calendar year.
Many everyday items that make life easier were invented in the Dayton region. The airplane. The pop-top can. The cash register. Dayton is also home to some pretty amazing, more natural creations, too, namely, our rivers – and the hiking and biking trails near them. And while our trails don’t get the same attention as the airplane or the cash register, our regional trails are about to get noticed in a big way.
Great Miami River trail users in Dayton should use caution near RiverScape MetroPark. The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is repairing a stone wall along the levee behind the Dayton fire station at Main Street and Monument Avenue.
Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented destination marketing professional to champion the Great Miami Riverway.
By next summer, paddlers may be able to launch upstream of downtown Dayton and float all the way to West Carrollton without a single portage. That’s because the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to remove the Tait Station low dam, near the University of Dayton Arena, this summer.
Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property
Walk! Downtown Dayton is set for Wednesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at RiverScape MetroPark. Presented by Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health.
St. Vincent DePaul Gateway Shelters will present the Sock it to Poverty Spring 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20, at St. Vincent DePaul Community Store, 945 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton.
The Optimus 5K Run/Walk/Roll is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at Eastwood Park along the Mad River Bikeway. For more information, contact Kelsey Holden at email@example.com.
The annual Troy Strawberry Festival will be held June 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held along the Great Miami River between Adams Street and Market Street bridge in Troy.