Sierra Club is supporting Mike Miller for the Soil and Water Board.
Michael C. Miller, Professor Emeritus from Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, has studied waters of S.W. Ohio and the Ohio River for more than 40 years and has been a board member of many nonprofits working to improve water quality and minimize impacts of urban runoff. I would like to put this expertise to work for the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. I have worked on the impacts of urbanization from hydro-modification, pulsed flow from rainfall runoff, WWTP effluents, and nutrients on many streams and our regional rivers. I have done this by research projects with graduate students, other faculty from UC, personnel form OKI Regional Planning, and Mill Creek Watershed Council and by helping coordinate the monthly examination of water quality by volunteers for 10 years, now reaching 300 sites with Rivers Unlimited, Friends of the Great Miami, Mill Creek Watershed Council, and Greenacres Foundation. I have experienced the history of water management and land use practices in Hamilton County since 1970 that can help interpret our future needs on the HCSWD Board. I want to work with the HCSWD Board to develop Hamilton County with good water quality.
Water quality and its analysis has been a major driver with my 40 years in the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program at UC and 10 years of retirement with many non profits. I am member of Green Umbrella Watershed Group, Greater Cincinnati Water Works Advisory Board, Rivers Unlimited, Saturday Stream Snapshot of Greenacres Foundation, Oxbow Inc., Sierra Club, Buckeye Fly Fishermen, Cincy Paddlers, American Rivers, Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education and I follow Ohio River Fish Habitat Partnership, Ohio River Valley Mussel Group, Water Management Association of Ohio and have served on committees for Great Parks, Municipal Sewer Department Consent Decree Planning, ORSANCO, Mill Creek. But I have done research to evaluate industrial and landuse impacts on water from Uranium from Fernald in GMR, thermal effluents on Ohio and Great Miami River, WWTP effluents impacts on the Mill Creek, Little Miami River and Oho River, oil spill impacts on streams, ponds, and lakes in Arctic Alaska, impacts of road dust and particulates on vegetation and runoff impacts on stream morphology. I am prepared to evaluate and recommend management of our fresh and ground waters from an ecological and hydro-chemical basis.
Thank you for sending for an absentee ballot and returning the ballot by Aug 9 to HCSWCD office or go to the HCSWCD office at 1325 Kemper Road Ste 115 during business hours on Aug. 14 and vote in person.
Michael C. Miller, Professor Emeritus University of Cincinnati, Aquatic Biology Vice President of Rivers Unlimited/FOGM