Full Council Meeting in Cincinnati



Thank you to those who could attend the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities’ Full Council meeting on Monday, March 11 at Cincinnati City Hall! A special thank you to Cincinnati's Office of Environmental Quality for hosting us, and to our featured presenters: Covington Mayor Sherry Carran, Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, and Larry Falkin and Steve Johns from Cincinnati's Office of Environmental Quality. We had a great turnout, with over 60 attendees. We received excellent feedback from the survey and questionnaire. Here are the results:

Visioning a Restored Mill Creek Survey

Your top three:
  • Stream beautification and tree canopy
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Restored urban ecology


We learned a lot from the questionnaire feedback. The top three parameters people were most concerned about were:
  • Water pollution
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Recreation
The top three parameters people believed to be the biggest causes of Mill Creek water resource impairment were:
  • Combined sewer overflows (CSOs)
  • Urbanization/increase in paved surfaces
  • Erosion and sedimentation
The top three actions people were most likely to take to preserve, enhance or restore the Mill Creek were to:
  • Utilize recreational opportunities along the Mill Creek
  • Join the Council, or other watershed conservation/advocacy groups
  • Minimize stormwater runoff at home by reducing mowed lawn areas, landscaping with native plants, or installing a rain garden


The people have spoken! Help us restore our urban stream so we can continue to enjoy it. Please consider becoming a member of the Council. Click here to learn more.