As you enjoy the Little Miami Scenic Trail near Kings Mills you may have noticed the massive effort now concluding to remove contaminated soils along the river at the historic Peters Cartridge ammunitions factory. These denuded areas now abound with native trees and wild flowers. Soon LMC educational signage will be added explaining the importance of this habitat to pollinators, courtesy of a recent “Feed A Bee” grant to LMC from Bayer.
Aided by a generous grant by REI, LMC volunteers are busy again this year collecting tires and trash from the lower 50 miles of the Little Miami! Since its first “Clean Sweep” in 1971, thousands of LMC volunteers have made a major difference in restoring the “wild & scenic” nature of the river. Just in the past 5 years LMC has removed well over 1000 tires from the river. Many thanks to REI and all of our Clean Sweep Partners including RRT, Loveland Canoe, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Morgan’s Canoe, Rempke Markets, Pepper Construction, CH2M, Theta Tau, BSA Troop 817, BUFF, Loveland High School Seniors, Rotary Northeast, & more!
The Little Miami Conservancy honored Mike Schueler for his 30 years of service as LMC President at the April 19, 2017 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Manor House in Mason, OH. LMC Executive Director Eric B. Partee praised Schueler for his many contributions to LMC’s mission, ranging from his negotiations to save the Foster riverfront to his invaluable guidance in working with developers along the river to achieve a “win-win” solution that balances environmental protection and economic development.
Enjoy the LMC commemorative 50-year anniversary video below: