Watershed Partnership Pays Off

Terra Firma here with the latest dirt! A watershed partnership is one of the key steps into developing a  plan.
The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership, in Mineral City, OH, was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
"Huff Run is a 10-mile long stream running from the Morges area in Carroll County into the Mineral City area in Tuscarawas County.  Huff Run has been polluted by acid mine drainage, a byproduct of coal mining in the 19th and 20th centuries."
So why the award?
NRCS hired new employees needing training and thanks to the watershed partnership, the new folks were taught conservation practices through Huff Run.
A tour of the Farr Project and Mineral Zoar Project System were given, as they both treat acid mine drainage.
Huff Run Watershed Coodinator, Maureen Wise, had this to say:
We have been happy to help the Natural Resources Conservation Service with their training and we’re glad to showcase the projects they helped us with and the partnership we’ve had with Crossroads.“
These unsung heroes are to be praised. The efforts of this watershed partnership are making the drinking water (that so many of us take for granted) actually safe to drink.
Are you doing your part?
I'm Terra Firma, and this has been your daily dose of dirt.

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