Help to Restore the Great Miami River - Volunteers Needed!
The Main Event:
Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Approximately 700 tree cuttings will be planted in the riverbank!
Tee-shirts, drinking water, and Lunch Provided!
Saturday, April 28 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
This smaller Follow-up Event will be held to plant additional tree cuttings (approximately 250). This date will also serve as The Main Event if the first event is canceled due to cold weather or high water level in the River.
Drinking water and Lunch Provided!
Meet at Heritage Park in Colerain Township (Groups will disperse to planting site from their)
11405 E. Miami River Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45252
Adults & Teenagers accompanied by a parent/guardian (ages 15+). Please register here to insure we have the correct size tee-shirt and lunch provided for you. You will also be asked if you prefer to access the river by canoe or overland. Canoes provided by Rivers Unlimited (Volunteer owned canoes/kayaks welcome)!
We will be planting approximately 1000 “live stakes” (tree cuttings) into eroded banks of the Great Miami River. This work will be done from within the river channel. There will be opportunities to plant from canoes or the access the banks overland. Plan to get your feet wet!
These trees will:
Provide shade and habitat for fish and other wildlife
Stabilize the eroding riverbanks and reduce sediment pollution
Take-up pollution from the water (nutrients) and the air (CO2)
The primary stressors to biological function in the Great Miami River include physical habitat degradation, sedimentation, and elevated nutrient levels. As the live stakes mature into trees they will provide multiple ecosystem service including aquatic habitat formation, shade/water temperature regulation, input of leaf litter/woody debris, surface water nutrient uptake, and improvement of hyporheic connectivity.
Partners & Sponsors
1325 East Kemper Rd., Suite 115 Cincinnati, OH 45246