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Annual Fall Tour highlights progress being made in watershed

Participants at the 2016 Fall Tour visit a recently completed abandoned mine restoration project.


Rural Action and the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership invites interested community residents and visitors to join in the annual Huff Run Watershed Fall Tour on Saturday, Oct. 14. Participants should meet at the Mineral City Fire Station, 8495 S. High St., Mineral City, at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure.
Three sites will be visited before returning to the fire station for a complimentary lunch. Transportation will be provided throughout the tour, which will conclude by 12:30 p.m.
“This tour is a highlight of our outreach event calendar,” said Marissa Lautzenheiser, watershed coordinator with Rural Action. “A lot of the work we do is on private property and away from the public eye, so this is really the only chance we get to show off the neat work that is happening right here in our communities.”
The tour will feature three sites including a recently completed abandoned mine land restoration project. It also will showcase the technology used to identify historical mines and track data collection of water and biological samples. Participants will even be able to interact with an augmented reality watershed sandbox, the newest technology in STEM education for local classrooms.
Support for this project comes from a Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Partners in Watershed Management grant as well as from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
More information on watershed restoration projects or this event can be found at www.facebook.com/huffrunwatershed or by calling 330-859-1050.
Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org. One also can keep up with their work on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Published: October 11, 2017
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