Ohio River Listening Session in Waynesville, Ohio

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Ohio River Listening Session in Waynesville, Ohio

Stand up for the Ohio River and local waters. What are your clean water concerns and what would you want in a federal restoration plan?

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Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center 4020 North Clarksville Road Waynesville, OH 45068

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  • 2 hours
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What water pollution problems are you most concerned about in your community? What solutions should be prioritized? Help set priorities to clean up and restore the Ohio River basin, including the rivers, wetlands, and waters in southern Ohio. Join the National Wildlife Federation, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Ohio River Basin Alliance from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, at the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center in Warren County to make sure your voice is heard.

The listening session is part of a growing movement to restore and protect the 14-state Ohio River basin ecosystem. With input and support from community members and partners, the Ohio River Basin Alliance and National Wildlife Federation are overseeing a process to craft a plan to protect and restore the Ohio River, its tributaries, wetlands, and surrounding habitats in the 14-state region.

We want to make sure the plan is bold and visionary—an action plan that represents the priorities of the people and communities in the region. The restoration plan will address serious threats to fish, wildlife, and people, including problems such as sewage contamination, mining waste, polluted runoff, and toxic pollution. The plan will also seek to reverse environmental injustices, including inadequate water sanitation services, unaffordable drinking water, and flooding concerns.

The regional restoration plan will be delivered to the U.S. Congress in 2023, with the goal of securing new federal investments to implement the plan and to provide clean, safe, and affordable water to every person in the region.

Community input is vital to the plan. The National Wildlife Federation and Ohio River Basin Alliance are hosting a series of listening sessions with partners in the region to hear from local community residents, advocates, and organizations, so that local clean water priorities can be reflected in the plan. We want to make sure that the plan tackles the most pressing threats and delivers for the people most impacted by pollution and environmental harm.

Join us in person and have your voice heard. During the meeting, you will hear about the restoration planning process and have the opportunity to provide input into the regional plan. The session will be held at the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center in Warren County, Ohio. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to get involved, please visit our Eventbrite profile for additional engagement opportunities. Listening sessions will be held virtually and in-person through February.

For questions about the event, please reach out to Jordan Lubetkin at National Wildlife Federation at Lubetkin@nwf.org.