There are a variety of projects and events in the watershed jointly sponsored and attended by local residents, students, faculty, and administration from local schools and colleges, and other regional non-profit groups.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, A RURAL ACTION PROGRAM
Environmental Education (EE) efforts in the Monday Creek Watershed are sponsored by Rural Action, a membership-based, non-profit organization promoting social, economic and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio. The EE program provides outdoor education experiences for grades K-12, as well as the collegiate level. This program also facilitates workshops for educators, enabling them to provide more outdoor experiences to their students. The EE program focuses its efforts in Athens, Perry, Morgan, and Hocking counties. Contact us at MCRP if you are interested in receiving more information about the Environmental Education program.
2011 Monday Creek Watershed Camp was a success! If you missed out, or want to relive your favorite memories, view our photos online! Check back often for updates on next year’s camp.
MONDAY CREEK WATERSHED TOURS
A tour of the Monday Creek Watershed is held annually, featuring current reclamation projects, cultural, historic and recreational sites of the area. In addition to this annual event, the staff at MCRP is always willing and happy to engage an interested group in the discovery and exploration of the Monday Creek Watershed. We will discuss current and completed projects, issues, and progress in the watershed while working with you to organize a tailored tour of local sites. Transportation is generally not provided and will depend on group size and need. Carpooling is recommended. Please contact the office for details.
A BOAT FOR MONDAY CREEK
MCRP’s Mike Steinmaus and Norah Newberg attended the National Watershed Outreach Conference held in San Diego back in 2000, where they were inspired by model educational programs that have successfully engaged adults and youth in watershed activities. Norah successfully proposed a boat-building program as an outreach activity within an Ohio EPA grant, under the provisions of Section 319(h) (see Watershed Glossary) of the Federal Clean Water Act. During its three-year life, the grant funded the purchase of a boat kit each year. The first boat was completed and launched on September 14, 2002.