Contact Us

For more information about Monday Creek, or to volunteer, please contact the Monday Creek AmeriCorps member.

Address: P.O. Box 129 / 115 W. Main St., New Straitsville, OH 43766

Phone: (740) 394-2047

AmeriCorps Member:

Caitlyn Park can be reached at


Meet Our Staff:

Nate Schlater, Watershed Coordinator

Mike Steinmaus, Watershed Coordinator at MCRP since 2000, retired July 31, 2012. Mike’s extreme passion for the environment and many years of dedication to MCRP has lead to significant improvements in the Monday Creek Watershed. Water quality in the mainstem of Monday Creek has improved from an average pH of 4.5 to an average pH of 6.5. Monday Creek is now home to 37 native species of fish and numerous families of macroinvertebrates. Mike’s incredible stories and amazing ability to work within the small communities located in the watershed, as well as with state and federal agencies, will be missed greatly.

Nathan Schlater, the previous MCRP water quality specialist, has taken over as the Monday Creek Watershed Coordinator.  Nate, originally from Dayton, Ohio, moved to Athens County to attend Hocking College where he received an Associate Degree in fish management and aquaculture. He then attended Rio Grande University where he received a B.S. Degree in fish and wildlife conservation and management. Nate began working with Monday Creek Restoration Project (MCRP), a program of Rural Action Inc., during the summer of 2008 as an Ohio Department of Natural Resources intern. In 2009, after graduating from Rio Grande University he was brought on as the full time water quality specialist at MCRP.

Nate enjoys life, animals, being outside, and playing in the streams. Some of his hobbies include fishing, gardening, boating, dirt biking, dogs, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Tim Ferrell, Water Quality Specialist

Tim Ferrell served as an ODNR intern with MCRP in 2009 and has
now taken over as the water quality specialist. Tim is originally from New Cumberland WV. He is a graduate from Hocking College and Rio Grande University in Wildlife and Fish Conservation and Management. He has prior experience working with both State and Federal agencies including USDA Wildlife Services, ODNR Division of Mineral Resource Management, and ODNR Division of Wildlife. He is an avid outdoorsman who spends his free time hunting, fishing, playing music, and attending local music events.


Caitlyn Park, AmeriCorps Member 2015-2018

Caitlyn is originally from West Virginia, but now lives in Athens, Ohio and is a graduate of both Ohio University and Hocking College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and an associate’s of applied science in GeoEnvironmental Science.
Caitlyn loves to spend time outdoors, to travel, and especially enjoys photographing those experiences.


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