2012 Huff Run and Mud Run Environmental Education
Rural Action sponsors both the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership (HRWRP) and a new watershed group which is being formed for Mud Run. The Mud Run Watershed is in Tuscarawas County near the Village of Tuscarawas in Warwick Township. Each group will work with many partners to clean up their respective watersheds as well as conduct education to involve the community.
The major pollution concern in both watersheds is acid mine drainage.
HRWRP's environmental education programs and Rural Action's restoration of the Huff Run watershed has been a very successful non-profit conservation venture in this environmentally degraded watershed. The proposed project builds on past successes to incorporate a second watershed, Mud Run. The primary benefactors of these educational programs include school children, their teachers, parents, and community members.
Partnering agencies in these environmental education programs include ODNR Division of Mineral Resource Management, Carroll and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Norma Johnson Center, Ohio EPA, the Tuscarawas County Health Department, and the Sunday Creek Watershed Group.
Rural Action is requesting financial assistance to fund a field trip series, a watershed awareness community festival, watershed tours, a children's environmental club, and biannual newsletters. This grant will continue funding for Huff Run's conservation education programs and add additional programs for the newly-established Mud Run watershed group.
Total Project cost: $26,615
Requested Grant: $19,385
Recommended Grant: $18,746
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Huff Run is a small stream running from the Morges area in Carroll County to the Mineral City area in Tuscarawas County.
The Mud Run Watershed is in Tuscarawas County near the Village of Tuscarawas in Warwick Township.
PWM funds were approved by the Board on March 23, 2012. This grant is now closed.