The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
Become an Outings Leader
Outings Leaders are Sierra Club volunteers who have a passion for the outdoors and a willingness to share their knowledge and experiences with their communities by leading local walks, hikes through the woods, and even canoe/kayak trips down our rivers.
- Learn what it takes to become an Outings Leader and visit our National Outings website.
- Take the Outings 101 Web-based training!
If you need help with the user name and password for this link, contact Ohio staff.