2015 Huff Run/ Mud Run Watershed Education - Rural Action

Problem Description

Rural Action has requested financial assistance to continue and expand environmental education and public outreach in the Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds.  Funds will be used to coordinate and organize field trips; to conduct professional workshops for teachers and educators; to organize and hold three-day watershed day camps in both watersheds for children ages 6-13 focusing on watershed management; to organize and coordinate community festivals in the Villages of Mineral City and Tuscarawas and Atwood Lake Park highlighting watershed awareness; to publish and disseminate newsletters for all watershed residents; and to facilitate a series of roundtable discussions of partnering agencies, stakeholders, and residents on watershed issues.

Solution Description

The primary benefactors of these educational programs include school children, their teachers, parents, and community members.  The programming will increase public awareness on conservation, watershed management, and acid mine drainage remediation activities.

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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.

This environmental education request leverages in-kind services and support from many state and local agencies.  This project aligns well with MWCD's mission and authorities granted within the Amendment to the Official Plan.

Grant Funding

Total Project Cost:    $56,397.00
Requested Grant:    $34,133.00
Approved Grant:    $26,000.00

Location Information

Huff Run Watershed is located near Mineral City and includes parts of Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties.

Mud Run Watershed is located near the Village of Tuscarawas in Tuscarawas County.

Activity Log

This PWM Grant was approved at the February 20, 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors. The project was completed in Fall 2015.

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