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Please Supprt the River You Love!

Becoming a supporting member of the Little Miami Conservancy is a wonderful opportunity to support conservation along the river you love! Read all about these efforts by the Little Miami Conservancy and DONATE your $50 membership at https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/grantees/little-miami-conservancy/ . MANY thanks!

New LMC Video Highlights Great Blue Herons

Think Globally - Act Locally. Thanks for supporting the Little Miami Conservancy by clicking the "DONATE" button at www.littlemiami.org . Enjoy this latest Little Miami 'Xperience' video on the Great Blue Herons of the Little Miami. ENJOY!

Enjoy the Little Miami with a Great LMC Map!

Start your next Little Miami adventure with a great map! The LMC map series includes color maps showing the river, trail, roads, and much more!  You can even download the maps onto your cell phone for easy reference 'in the field'. Info includes public access, river mileage, trail milelage, parking, restrooms, major parks, and much more!  Three maps cover the entire river corridor.  

LMC Announces 2020 Conservation Projects

LMC is pleased to announce a long list of conservation projects for 2020, including the major restoration of over one mile of newly-acquired riverfront land in Greene County,  a live internet Bald Eagle nest cam, continuation and improvement of its water quality monitoring project entitled the "DOMES" project to constantly monitor dissolved oxygen at 8 river sites, it's long-running Little Miami Clean Sweep, the John Ruthven Fishing Clinic, and more.  LMC is also seeking to boost its Endowment Fund to $1 million.  If you are interested in contributing to these worthy efforts, please email partee@littlemiami.com  . Thanks!

LMC's Smallmouth Sonny Kids Book a Hit

LMC has published a wonderul children's book highlighting the journey of 'Smallmouh Sonny" and his river friends!  Close to 5,000 books have been distributed to area young students, and author Bill Schroeder continues to present a "meet the author" day at over 50 area classrooms! If you'd like Bill to join your class of students (VIA ZOOM!) for a "meet the author" day, email partee@littlemiami.com . MANY thanks to James Billiter for illustrative this imaginative book!

Enjoy a video reading of this great little story, both in English and Spanish!

Help the River, Save at Canoe Outfitters and Outdoor Retailers in 2020 !

It's WILD IDEA! When you donate to LMC you help protect and restore your favorite national treasure AND we'll send you your very own WILD CARD good for 10% discounts canoe and kayak rentals on the Little Miami and in your purchases of outdoor products and supplies at area retailers. Just CLICK on the yellow DONATE button above!

LMC Monitors Dissolved Oxygen in Little Miami 24/7

In 2019 the Little Miami Conservancy rolled out an historic water quality monitoring system to monitor the health of the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River. YSI Xylem has generously donated 9 EXO1 "Sondes" which LMC has placed at strategic locations along the Little Miami starting in Greene County and stretching downstream through Warren County, Clermont County and Hamilton County. The Sondes records the critical level of dissolved oxygen in the river round the clock every 15 minutes.

ANOTHER River Eyesore to Bite the Dust!

LMC has acquired yet another riverfront parcel near Bellbrook and will demolish another eyesore (the third in two years)  along the Little Miami . This condemned house at 3135 Washington Mill Road was in tax arrears for several years and was acquired by Sugarcreek Township and has now been transferred to the Little Miami Conservancy so LMC could demolish the struture and restore the native beauty of this stretch of the Little Miami riverbank. Funding is provided by the Upper River Fund. MANY thanks to Sugarcreek Township officials and staff!

Cicinnati's Bald Eagle Nest to be Preserved!

Duke has awarded $25,000 for the new Mouth of the Little Miami River Nature Preserve. Home to the City of Cincinnati's only Bald Eagle Nest, the nature preserve will add 122 acres and over one mile of riverfront forest preserve protection to the Little Miami! MANY thanks to the great lead work of the #CardinalLandConservancy in partnership with the Little Miami Conservancy to make this happen.
 

This is another great protection project which compliments LMC's recent one-mile acquisition along the river near Spring Valley earlier this year. Future generations (of children and eagles) will appreciate this worthy effort!

“We’re committed to the environment and will do our part to recognize programs that advance this mission.”said Amy Spiller, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky president. Majority funding is expected from the Clean Ohio project.

LMC Removes River Dam and Concrete Debris with Help of Generous Funders

LMC is pleased to announce the completion of a major restoration effort along the Little Miami in Greene County. ​On September 26, 2019 LMC removed a low-head dam to restore the river's natural ecosystem and improve paddling safety. Located downstream from the US68 on the LMC Case Nature Preserve, the demolition work was funded by Patagonia and YSI Xylem.  The project will also include the natural restoration of several LMC nature preserves in the area, removing invasives and planting native species.

Ohio/Little Miami Conservation Legend Passes

Irv Bieser's passing on February 6th leaves a big hole in the heart of all who care about the Little Miami and conservation throughout the Miami Valley Region and the State of Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please make donations to a favorite charity. If you would like to donate to the Little Miami Conservancy, please click on the yellow DONATE button at the top of the page.

Irv was selected by LMC Founder Glenn Thompson to administer The Upper River Fund which oversaw the distribution of Glenn's estate and other donations to purchase riverfront lands along the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River. "Many miles of vital riverfront forests were protected by Irv through LMC nature preserve acquisitions. We will miss his dedicated leadership and his warm smile," noted Eric B. Partee, LMC Executive Director. Our deepest sympathies go out to Tracy and the Bieser family.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W Dixon Ave, Dayton, OH 45419. A private family burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery. A reception will follow the service.

PHOTO: LMC awarded the Little Miami Legacy Award to Irv in 2017.

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LIVE Bald Eagle Nest Cam 
From Decorah Iowa powered by EXPLORE.org
There are several Bald Eagle nests along the Little Miami and its tributaries. Please enjoy this live stream and do not disturb our local nests. Thank you, and enjoy this Bald Eagle video from the ODNR Division of Wildlife (below).
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