Education canoe float scheduled


GREENVILLE – Come out and enjoy a day on Greenville Creek on June 17. The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, City of Greenville, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles on a tributary to one of Ohio’s most scenic rivers, the Stillwater River.

“Over the course of the float, you hear about stream quality monitoring, native aquatic species and water quality,” said organizers. “Along the way there will be some hands-on identification activities for participants. This is a great way to understand the importance and beauty of our state’s rivers and streams. Reserve your canoe now for a day of sun, fun and learning on Greenville Creek.”

This year’s float will begin at Bear’s Mill at 9 a.m. and end at Hahn Road around 2 p.m. The cost to participate is just $5 per person, which covers the lunch expense. This event is not recommended for those with health problems.

“Reserve your spot today by calling the Darke SWCD office at 937-548-1752 or visit,” said organizers. “Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Your registration fee, $5, is required in advance to reserve your spot on the float. Don’t miss out on one of this summer’s finest, and cheapest, events on Greenville Creek.”

Registrations will be accepted until June 15 or the trip is full, whichever happens first. For more information regarding the canoe float, contact Jared Coppess at [email protected].

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