Friday, March 27, 2015

Rural Action invites community to watershed planning meetings

Rural Action invites community to watershed planning meetings

The Plains, Ohio - Rural Action, a community based organization, is working to better understand community water resource needs as part of a regional watershed planning initiative. A watershed is an area of land in which all the water drains to the same low point. Everyone lives in a watershed. The major watersheds in Ohio are the Lake Erie Watershed and Ohio River Watershed. Rural Action's work is focused on communities within the Ohio River system.

Community members are invited to participate in the planning process by sharing water interests, needs, and concerns in their communities. Meetings will begin with an overview of the planning process and conclude with a question and answer session with watershed professionals. All participants will have the chance to submit comments and refreshments will be served.

All interested community members, local government officials, and representatives from soil and water districts are encouraged to attend. Meetings will be held at many locations across the Ohio River Watershed. Locally, a meeting will be held on April 13th at 6 pm at the Cambridge Crossroads Library at 63500 Byesville Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725

Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. Rural Action has been involved in watershed restoration work since 1994, historically in the Monday Creek, Sunday Creek, Federal Creek, Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds. For more information about Rural Action's work, visit For more information about the regional meetings and planning process, contact Michelle Shively at (740) 767-2225 or

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