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The Ohio River and the Underground Railroad
For many enslaved people the Ohio River was more than a body of water. Crossing it was a huge step on the path to freedom. Serving as natural border between free and slave states, individuals opposed to slavery set up a network of safe houses to assist escaped slaves seeking freedom. This pathway to freedom – the Underground Railroad – had deep connections in Clermont County.
The Mason-Dixon Line...
Pruning young trees
WILLIAMSBURG – The program dealt with pruning young trees, but the conversation turned to donuts.
Wendi Van Buren – Regional Urban Forester with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – spoke about the importance of donuts during a workshop presented by the Clermont County Parks Association Jan. 30.
Yes, she mentioned the pastries given the fact it was a morning meeting. More importantly, she ...
Dealing with ice on the Ohio River
January is often one of the coldest months of the year; with the cold weather comes ice. While ice is much more manageable on the river today, in years past it posed a threat to steamboats and disrupted commerce. From ice flows to a frozen river, winter weather has a profound impact on life along the Ohio River.
Perils of ice
Before the construction of locks and dams along the Ohio River, river ...
Park District gives grants
For the second straight year, the Clermont County Park District offered a Community Parks Improvement Grant Program.
When the Park District passed its first-ever property tax levy in the fall of 2016, it pledged assistance for other parks in Clermont County townships, villages or cities that might lack funds for a certain project.
“We don’t have parks in every township or village,” said Park Dis...
OWENSVILLE – When the Clermont County Park District passed its first-ever property tax levy in the fall of 2016 the benefits went beyond its six parks, three nature preserves and hike/bike trail.
The Park District pledged assistance for other parks in Clermont County townships, villages or cities that might lack the funds for a certain project.
So, for the second straight year, the Park District...
MILFORD – A little more than a month after breaking ground, plenty of progress is visible on the new construction at Shor Park.
The entire concrete pad for the first phase of the project finished this week. Workers smoothed over the last parts of the poured floor at sunrise June 28.
Walls began for the restroom and storage areas of the $1.3 million project that will also include a picnic shelter...
Doing the dirty work
CHILO – Nobody said volunteer work wouldn’t be messy.
In fact, advertisements for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep suggested volunteers wear clothes that could get dirty. Because they would.
Look no further than Clermont County Park Director Chris Clingman, one of a seven volunteers who donated time at Chilo Lock 34 Park on June 16 to help keep the river clean.
“Chris wins the prize for getting the di...
Breathing in nature
BATAVIA – Saturday mornings in the summer mean yoga in the park.
Lori Kirsch of East Cincinnati Yoga leads the free breathing and stretching programs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Sycamore Park.
This is her third year partnering with the Clermont County Park District for the program. Yoga in the park began at Union Township’s Shor Park in 2016, but moved to Sycamore while Shor undergoes renovat...