Special to 1831Galion

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the aquatic creatures living Ohio’s rivers and learn about the crucial role they play in monitoring stream quality. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves invites you to delve into stream quality monitoring on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 PM at Mohican State Park, a short drive south and east of Galion.

The program serves as an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program, while also taking your first steps towards becoming a volunteer for ODNR’s water quality monitoring initiative.

Registration is required. To secure your spot, contact Christine Szymanski by emailing Christine.Szymanski@dnr.ohio.gov.

Participants will meet at the streamside access area, which is across from the park’s Class A shelter house. Participants will have a chance to venture into the Clear Fork section of the Mohican River. It is recommended that all attendees wear closed-toe shoes for safety purposes.

In 2006, the Mohican State Scenic River, including the lower portion of Clear Fork, became an integral part of Ohio’s State Scenic River System. Its exceptional water quality is due in part to its richly forested streambanks. Trees filter water, provide flood control, keep the water cool, and provide important habitat for animals living both in and outside of the water. As a result, the Mohican River and its encompassing lands have become a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts.  

Learn more about the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program and upcoming workshops here.