January Monthly “Inning”: Status of the Mill Creek

What: “Status of the Mill Creek”
When: Monday, January 4, 2016, 7 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council
10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Speaker:  Dr. Michael C. Miller—Aquatic Ecologist

MCMillerThe Mill Creek runs for 28 miles from Butler County to the Ohio River, right down the center of the Cincinnati metro area. The stream has been abused from its earliest days until the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.

For the last couple of decades, the Mill Creek has been targeted for cleanup and restoration by a number of different agencies and organizations, working on a number of issues, including reducing untreated sewage; restoring the stream channel and riparian vegetation; and developing streamside bike/hike trails. Collectively they are trying to make the Mill Creek an asset to Greater Cincinnati and the 28 communities that it drains.

Mike Miller has been intensively involved in Mill Creek issues, and will update us on its status, focusing particularly on the biology and chemistry involved.