NATIONAL WILD & SCENIC RIVER
LMC and MLK Lebanon Partner for Successful Earth Day Fundraiser
MANY thanks to the Martin Luther King Community Coalition of Lebanon for spearheading a successful virtual 5k during the 2021 Earth Day Week raising $3500 for LMC's conservation efforts!
Greater Cincinnati Foundation funds LMC River Center Painting
MANY thanks to our GREAT LMC Volunteers who helped put a fresh coat of paint on the LMC River Center and thanks to the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Messer and Tom Wall for funding the restoration of the historic standing seam roof and painting the exterior. Built in 1840, this work will assure many more years of great work at the LMC River Center. Thanks also to Natorp's for the new landscaping.
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LMC, USDA and River Outfitters Fund Riparian Restoration Work
Here comes the newest LMC prairie (one month after planting) lining a MILE of the Little Miami National Wild and Scenic River near Spring Valley. CLICK on the photo. Funding for the planting was provided by the LMC "Love Your Little Miami" Outfitters (Scenic River Scenic River Canoe Excursions, Loveland Canoe and Kayak and RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters and the USDA at the LMC Bieser Nature Preserve. MANY thanks! Stay tuned for more pix as the prairie completes its SECOND month after planting.
LMC and Midwest Biodiversity Institute Sponsor Mussel Webinar, Begin 'eDNA' stream testing
Enjoy this informative LMC webinar on What's Next for Little Miami's Mussels. Just click on the photo left.
Mussels populations in the Little Miami (and world-wide) have suffered over recent decades and are still far from recovering. Scientists are still trying to figure out why.
Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife is funding a new LMC research project to sample stream sites in the watershed to paint a picture of data which describes the remaining mussel and host fish species. This 'environmental DNA' data will add to our understanding and help guide future restoration work.
LMC and Roads Rivers & Trails Volunteers Kick off 2021 Clean Sweeps
MANY thanks to Bryan and all the staff at Roads Rivers & Trails in Milford for partnering again in 2021 to host a monthly Clean Sweep on the Little Miami! Enjoy the VIDEO highlighting River Dogs' Mark Bersani's great help. And MANY thanks for REI's funding to make Clean Sweep at success! You can sign up for upcoming Sweeps at rrt.com !
YSI 'Sondes' Tell a Story of River Health; Central State Team Helps Write the Chapters
Dissolved Oxygen is essential to all aquatic life, including the 84 species of fish that call the Little Miami 'home'. YSI has donated nine state-of-the-art monitors (see photo left) to LMC and 'DO' levels are collected every 15 minutes around the clock. "This is especially important since DO levels trend lower around 4am," notes Eric B. Partee, LMC Executive Director. "The data collected to date are very encouraging showing that DO in Little Miami is well above the stringient OEPA standards for the river." The Little Miami is categorized by OEPA as 'exceptional warmwater habitat' placing the river in the top 10% of the river ecosytems in Ohio. Stay tuned for later this year as we wrap up the 2021 monitoring season in partnership with Central State University and Groundwork ORV (photo left). The CSU team is preparing an analysis of the data so stay tuned. MANY thanks to YSI and our talented partners !
LMC Xperience Project Brings 4k river life video to the Web
Enjoy these 60 4K seconds of nature (CLICK on Osprey Photo) courtesy of the LMC Xperience Project recorded on June 7 2021 at an Osprey nest near Morrow OH. The nest is on private property. If you know this nest's location (and many of you do) PLEASE do not approach the nest.
LMC 'Raises' Little Miami River's Beauty by Tearing down Eyesores along Scenic River
Restoring the Beauty of the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River is key to LMC's mission and vision for the river's future. "It's a challenge that we gladly accept", notes LMC President Rhett Rohrer. Since its founding in 1967 LMC has torn down dozens of old structures and removed junk cars, water heaters, tires and more. MANY thanks to our supporters who have funded this important work!