City of Wilmington gives kudos for rivers, streams protection


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



From left are Kristy Hadley, Don Spurling, John Stanforth, Bob Gable and Hope Taft.

From left are Kristy Hadley, Don Spurling, John Stanforth, Bob Gable and Hope Taft.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — Mayor John Stanforth made a proclamation during Thursday’s Wilmington City Council meeting recognizing the 50th anniversary of signing the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act.

He also recognized the 50th anniversary of the Little Miami River being designated as a State and National Scenic River.

“It provides an opportunity for our community to reflect on the program that has been made to protect our state’s scenic rivers and a chance to reaffirm our commitment to preserving and protecting Ohio’s natural resources,” said Stanforth.

He presented the proclamation to Little Miami Watershed Network representative and former Ohio First Lady Hope Taft, Clinton Streamkeepers President Don Spurling, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic River Program Manager Bob Gable, and Kristy Hadley.

Spurling spoke about the work he and others have done to help the various rivers and streams in the area.

He also gave recognition to the work of the late Tammy McKay. She, along with the Streamkeepers board, approved a grant to Wright State University Chemistry Prof. Audrey McGowin to test potential pollution sources in Lytle Creek two years ago.

“Tammy is gone … we miss her passion, energy, and wisdom,” said Spurling.

Also during council:

• The July 5 council meeting was canceled due to a light agenda for that meeting.

From left are Kristy Hadley, Don Spurling, John Stanforth, Bob Gable and Hope Taft.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_council-1.jpegFrom left are Kristy Hadley, Don Spurling, John Stanforth, Bob Gable and Hope Taft. John Hamilton | News Journal

By John Hamilton

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