Announcing the Launch of the Mill Creek Alliance

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For 24 years, Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek has worked to promote the health of the Mill Creek, its watershed, and its communities. We're proud of our many accomplishments, evident from the thousands of youth who've taken part in our environmental education and green workforce development programs, the creation of the Mill Creek Greenway Trail, our engagement of the Mill Creek communities, as well as the return of fish and wildlife, improved flood control, and higher water quality. Yet, we know there's still much to be done. For nearly a year, we have explored the possibility of combining our efforts with an equally strong, like-minded organization. After extensive consideration, the boards of Groundwork Cincinnati and the Mill Creek Watershed Council have decided that the two nonprofits will merge. The new organization will be called the Mill Creek Alliance. Its mission will be to enhance the environment and quality of life in the Mill Creek Watershed.

Founded in 1995, the Mill Creek Watershed Council has forged an alliance of political jurisdictions, government agencies, business associations, industry, academia, environmental organizations, and recreation groups to work together on improving the watershed. In recent years, the Watershed Council has focused on stream restoration, stormwater management, water quality monitoring and watershed planning.

The combined organization will be able to speak as a single, strong, vibrant voice, giving us greater leverage in attracting local and national support. A merger makes sense operationally because of the complementary strengths of our two organizations. We are retaining all staff members and all programs because we see no major overlap between the two organizations.

Merger at a Glance contains more information. If you have additional questions, please let us know.

You’re Invited to a Celebration

We invite you to celebrate the next chapter in our history at a special event with the Watershed Council on the banks of the Mill Creek. Please join us on Friday, March 2 at 11 am at Salway Park, 4250 Spring Grove Ave. near Crawford Avenue in Cincinnati. Use the southernmost entrance for the Mill Creek Greenway-Salway Trailhead near the Old Timber Inn. Registration is encouraged but not required by calling the Groundwork office at 513-731-8400 or emailing dave@groundworkcincinnati.org.

 

 

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