Ohio Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 Is Topic at Historical Society

Hope Taft, former Ohio First Lady.
May 14, 2018, at 7 PM,
Greene County Ohio Historical Society

She will discuss the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act passed in February 1968, which predates the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by 8 months. Ohio has just over 29,000 miles of river, of which 212.9 miles are designated as wild & scenic—less than 1% of the state's river miles; the Little Miami River (including Little Beaver Creek) is one of those nationally recognized. Mrs Taft is well known for her interest in and passion for Ohio's natural beauties; in fact, she often participates in cleaning up the river along with other volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, and should be well attended.

A calendar of events during this Scenic Rivers 50th anniversary year is available through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources page: watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/scenicrivers. For further information about the Greene County Ohio Historical Society or their programs, please contact them at 937-372-4606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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