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.