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Dana Island Workday

 

 

 

 

Dana Island is looking great after our workday this past weekend. All signs and our pond are now visible. Several willows were removed by our volunteers from the pond which were home to many ants.

Trails are also clear and ready for a nice stroll through the conservation area. Dana Island Conservation Area features easy trail for all ages. Bring the whole family. Below are directions.

We also had some drone video and photos taken by Tony Brown from Brown Owl Imaging. Look for those photos on our website coming soon! Also check out Brown Owl Imaging for drone and photography. He does great work.

From Route 60 in Waterford, cross the Muskingum River on 339. Turn left onto CR 4 (Waterford Road). After about 2 miles, turn left onto Culver Run Rd (Township Rd 145). The road will end in a T-intersection with Muskingum River Road; turn left at this intersection. After passing under the railroad tracks, turn right onto Pit Road (gravel). Dana Island Conservation Area is about 0.2 miles down Pit Road, on the left.

Muskingum River Sweep

On June 16, 2018 FLMR hosted a Muskingum River Sweep on our Land Trust property at Devol’s Dam.

Twelve volunteers gathered 25 large garbage bags of trash from three major piles of debris along the Muskingum River from 9AM-12PM.

Afterwards, volunteers enjoyed pizza donated by Smitty’s Pizza located on Front Street in Marietta Ohio.

Recyclable materials were taken to the Marietta Area Recycling Center.

It was heartwarming to witness so many people involved in an event that has such a major impact on our local environment and beyond. The human impact that garbage is creating is insurmountable and enough to overwhelm anyone, but the display of care for the environment I saw this weekend makes me feel that it’s possible for humanity to overcome this problem.

We took small steps towards a solution to the problem this weekend but we still made a difference and that is something that all the volunteers who partook in the river sweep should take pride in.

Please look for information on our fall river sweep on muskingumriver.org.