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23rd Annual Mill Creek Cleanup

The Mill Creek Yacht Club will host its 23rd annual stream cleanup from Evendale to Lockland on Friday, April 21st. To celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, the Mill Creek Yacht Club and other enthusiastic volunteers will collect litter in and along the stream, beautifying the stretch of Mill Creek from Evendae to Lockland. The Council is grateful for all volunteers. Last year we had around 25 people participate, including volunteers from P&G and J.M. Smucker! Space in canoes is limited and available to members of the public age 18 or older. All are welcome to participate in the land-based portion of the cleanup along the stream banks! For more information and to register, click on the link below.

Event Details When: Friday, April 21 at 9:30am Meeting Place: Koenig Park in Reading Please follow this link to sign up.

Please call or email Emma with any questions: 513-563-8800, eclohessy@millcreekwatershed.org

Happy Earth Day!

Thank you to those who volunteered! Including the Mill Creek Yacht Club, employees of J.M. Smucker's, Procter & Gamble, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and area residents. We picked the Mill Creek and surrounding banks and streets clean from Etter's Custom Golf Center in Evendale to Vorhees Park in Reading!
A big shout-out to Enerfab, who connected us with their very generous friends at West Chester Protective Gear, who in turn made a very generous donation of rough-and-tumble work gloves to the Council just in time for the 23rd Annual Cleanup by Canoe (and Land!) in Evendale, Reading and Lockland. We’re thrilled to be able to use these gloves over and over for our many volunteer events throughout the year and many years to come.

West Fork Mill Creek Walk

Join the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities for this fun and educational creek walk! We will be taking a winter stroll along the West Fork Mill Creek.

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Wildflower & Geology Walk

A group of wildflower enthusiasts spent a beautiful spring evening hiking through Caldwell Nature Center on April 28. The group was led by Gwen Marshall, avid environmentalist and wildflower expert. She identified many native plants that are thriving in the preserve and gave a lesson on native wildflower species.

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February 7 Creek Walk

The Council welcomed 26 hikers to the West Fork Mill Creek Walk on Saturday, February 7. We had a beautiful and unseasonably warm day to stroll along the stream. The walk was held in Wyoming at North Field Park and along parts of the hike/bike trail. Brian Kwiatkowski, ecologist and Chair of Wyoming’s Environmental Stewardship Commission, was our guide. Brian taught us about the West Fork Mill Creek Restoration Project and the importance of invasive plant eradication and native riparian buffer restoration.

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Wildermuth Wetland Planting

Despite the below freezing temperatures on Saturday, November 15, over 25 courageous volunteers bundled up and planted OVER 400 wetland plugs, shrubs and trees in just under three hours! The Council is fortunate to have such resilient and dedicated volunteers. We also thank Craig Straub, Apex Companies, for instructing the volunteers and helping with event coordination.

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10/25 Canoe Outing

The Mill Creek Yacht Club paddled 3.75 miles from Millvale to the Ohio River on Saturday, October 25, 2014. We had a beautiful day to welcome 27 crewmates, including Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel. The Yacht Club has now explored our urban stream 112 times with 677 different people!

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