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.
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!
The third annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 on a beautiful autumn day. The Council welcomed around 130 guests to Vorhees Park in Reading for a day of festivities in honor of our local water resource! This three-part event was packed with activities and entertainment for the enjoyment of all ages.
The Council was fortunate enough to welcome 30 volunteers to the second annual Upper Mill Creek Cleanup on Saturday, October 4. Participants gathered at Beckett Park in West Chester Township. Loads upon loads of trash were collected and sent to their proper place! We sincerely thank those who braved the chilly weather to volunteer with the Council.
Over 60 Kao employees joined the Council on Friday, September 12 at Caldwell Playground for a day of volunteer work. Everyone did such a great job and accomplished so much work, especially in the time frame! Thank you so much, Kao volunteers! Kao is also a new business member of the Council.
The Council held its first ever Mill Creek Watershed Business Roundtable on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The audience consisted of over 50 representatives from watershed businesses and communities. The Council sincerely thanks our panelists for participating in this event and raising some great ideas. Let's keep the conversation going! We are planning a Business Charrette for this winter.
The Council welcomed 31 cyclists for the inaugural Historic Mill Creek Bike Ride on Saturday, August 30. The ride was a 15-mile loop that began and ended in Northside. We peddled all the way to the Mill Creek Barrier Dam, stopping at other unique and historic spots along the way. Thank you to all who were able to join us. A special thanks to Queen City Bike for helping us plan and lead the ride, and to Boswell Alley for hosting us for lunch!
"There are many ways that you, as a resident of an urban watershed, can become active in the development and restoration of these waterways, but first, we should look into the history of the Mill Creek, and Cincinnati, to understand why you should be concerned about your local watershed..."
The Mill Creek Yacht Club held a canoe outing on Saturday, July 26. We paddled from Carthage to the yellow Millcreek Road Bridge in Northside. Among the 17 paddlers, 9 of them were welcomed as new crewmates. We had to wait out an unexpected pop-up thunderstorm, but the lightning was stunning!
Over $350,000 will be invested in green infrastructure on the Roberts Academy campus. The project delivers sustainable stormwater management, water quality improvement, a desired community amenity in the form a newly-landscaped detention basin with a recreational trail and educational signage, and an outdoor classroom for Roberts Academy students.