Have you ever explored the Wayne National Forest here in Ohio? Ohio’s only national forest has some incredible hikes along the Hocking River, and in Athens County you can explore and enjoy the Wildcat Hollow Trail. Several decades after being ravaged by coal mining, the forest is still recovering from acid mine drainage, but now that recovery could be undone.
Mentor Marsh not only provides invaluable fishing and birding habitat but it is located just south of a favorite recreational area – Headlands Beach State Park.
Unfortunately, the Marsh is threatened by a proposed permit from Shamrock Building Center, Ltd., that would fill-in and degrade wetlands upstream from the Marsh. Read More
Keep Radioactive Fracking Waste out of Ohio’s Landfills
The fracking industry has a problem – it generates toxic, radioactive waste in the forms of mud from drilling, and liquid from the chemical cocktails used to get fossil fuels from deep underground – and they don’t know where to put it.
Help Shape Ohio’s Transportation Network!
October 20th, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting interactive workshops to gather ideas for Ohio’s public transportation future. The first workshop will be on Monday October 25 at 5:30pm in Columbus. Other workshops include Cincinnati-Oct. 26, Bowling Green-Oct. 27, Portsmouth-Oct. 28, Cleveland-Nov. 3, Youngstown-Nov. 4, Cambridge-Nov. 9, and Athens-Nov. 10 all starting at 5:30pm. Public transportation will play a critical role in helping reduce our emissions, reduce traffic congestion on our roadways, and will create jobs putting Ohioans back to work. Ridership rates have increased with few options available to move people. Ohio is ranked 12th in the nation for transit ridership rates with 7 major metropolitan areas–all with public transit systems to move people. The workshop will attempt to answer what Ohio’s future transportation system will look like by engaging audience members in discussion. Other goals of the workshop will be to answer where our transportation system should go, and also which investments will keep and bring in new jobs to Ohio as well. Please come out to share your thoughts and ideas to help make Ohio a more viable and competitive state, while building an efficient and effective transportation network! For more information and to RSVP click here.