Public meeting regarding health of the watershed is Jan. 15

Public meeting regarding health of the watershed is Jan. 15
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The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership and Rural Action will hold their winter community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

                        

The public is invited to learn about effects of dams on recreation and river habitat at an upcoming community meeting.

The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership and Rural Action will hold their winter community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6-7 p.m. at the Mineral City Fire Station. The meeting will include information about their local watershed and updates on projects and events administered by the Middle Tuscarawas Watershed office.

The first half of the meeting will discuss current and completed projects in the Huff Run Watershed in addition to upcoming events. For the second half of the meeting, AmeriCorps member Brooke Sanderson will discuss the effects dams can have on recreation as well as the ecological health of small rivers and streams. Sanderson has worked on dam removal projects in Southeastern Ohio.

“There are hundreds of low-head dams throughout Ohio, and it is important to understand the implication these structures have on paddling and fish habitat and movement,” Sanderson said. “The Tuscarawas River and its tributaries have relatively few of these structures. The ones that are in existence give us a chance to see firsthand what happens when water bodies are fragmented.”

Mineral City Fire Station is located at 8495 S. High St. in Mineral City.

Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org. One also can keep up with their work on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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