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.
Ohio’s Water Sentinel program works to expose fracking
November 30th, 2011
In Youngstown Ohio, on Saturday Nov. 26, the Ohio Clean Water Campaign trained local citizens to become water sentinels. Water sentinels work together to share data, information, and protect our water at the source. Check out the excellent story about how citizen scientist are raising fracking awareness.
At the training individuals concerned about fracking learned how to use water monitoring equipment to detect changes in their water quality. Participants received free water monitoring kits ($100 value) that measure salinity, total dissolved solids, and conductivity.
If you are interested in fracking and water monitoring, please join us at a water sentinel training in your area! If you don’t see your area listed, please contact us at email@example.com to schedule a training near you.
Cincinnati area: Dec. 3rd 9am-12pm, Imago Nature Preserve, 700 Enright ave, Price Hill, 45205
Athens area: Dec. 10th 1pm-3pm, 701 E State St, Athens, OH.
Chapter Retreat: Jan. 21st 9am-5pm, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center