For more information about Monday Creek, or to volunteer, please contact one of the Monday Creek AmeriCorp members.
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Meet Our Staff:
Nate Schlater, Watershed Coordinator
Mike Steinmaus, Watershed Coordinator at MCRP since 2000,
retired July 31. 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 25 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 Technical 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.
Nora Sullivan, AmeriCorps Member 2012-2013
Nora joins Rural Action for a second term working with the Monday Creek Restoration Project. Nora earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1998, adding an Associate’s Degree in Ecotourism and Adventure from Hocking College in 2012. Nora plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Sustainable Community Development after her AmeriCorps service. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Nora is thrilled to have moved to beautiful southeastern Ohio from the Columbus area. She enjoys traveling, hiking with her dogs, rollerblading, swimming, kayaking and being outdoors.
Kelly Caris, AmeriCorps Member 2012-2013
Kelly is originally from Columbus but now lives in Athens, Ohio where she recently graduated from Ohio University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. Kelly loves to be outdoors, and
especially enjoys hiking and observing wildlife. In her free time she also cooks, crafts, and paints.