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PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS


Aiken University High School
Aiken University High School's mission is to prepare students for success in college. In an environment where all adults provide active support and guidance, students will gain the skills necessary to succeed. Engaging instructional methods will foster student motivation to learn and belief in success. Students' adherence to strict attendance requirements will give them the opportunity to achieve high academic and behavioral standards.

Watch the Green Team Recycling Video
Watch a video about Solar Energy with Larry Fiest of Green Energy Ohio

Center for Environmental Studies, University of Cincinnati
Environmental studies (ES) is the systematic study of the natural world and the interaction of humans with their own environment. The environmental issues and conflicts of this century are highly complex and transcend traditional academic disciplines. The goal of the Center for Environmental Studies at UC is to provide the interdisciplinary training and conceptual framework required to analyze and respond to the complex and dynamic environmental problems of the modern world.

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
The Civic Garden Center is a non-profit horticultural resource that enriches lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. The Civic Garden Center provides education and information to individuals, schools, organizations and businesses through its Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, hands-on workshops, tours, special events and outreach programs.

Crystal Clear Science
Crystal Clear Science, owned by Michelle White, is an independent science outreach provider and educational consulting company. Crystal Clear Science has been collaborating with CET, Cincinnati Museum Center, industry and school districts to enhance scientific literacy with hands on experiences, to people of all ages.

Economics Center for Education & Research
Economics Center for Education & Research was founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization dedicated to being the leading source of economics information and resources for teachers, students, and businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area. For 30 years, the Economics Center has trained teachers, developed classroom materials, and revolutionized economics learning for students from kindergarten through high school. Annually, the Economics Center trains 800-1000 teachers who improve their working knowledge of the economy, entrepreneurship, and business practices. These educators pass this knowledge onto approximately 25,000 students in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students and teachers we impact come from diverse backgrounds, and urban, suburban, and rural areas. The Economics Center also supports business and community organizations through our client-based research studies.

Fernald Preserve
The Fernald Preserve was created following the environmental cleanup of the former Fernald uranium-production facility. The site is being ecologically restored using native vegetation that was identified in an 1819 land survey of the area. To date, nearly 170 species of birds have been identified at the Fernald Preserve as well as a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works
GCWW provides about 136 million gallons of water a day through 3,000 miles of water mains to most of Hamilton County and parts of Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio, and to Boone County in Kentucky. Our mission is to provide our customers with a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and outstanding services in a financially responsible manner. Cincinnati water meets or exceeds national health standards.

Green Energy Ohio
Green Energy Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio.

Watch a video about Solar Energy with Larry Feist of Green Energy Ohio.
Watch a video about Solar Energy with Larry Fiest of Green Energy Ohio

Greenacres Foundation

Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District provides environmental leadership to promote the public good through innovative strategies leading to the management of all waste.

Watch a video about Hamilton County’s School Recycling Program.
Watch a video about Hamilton County’s School Recycling Program

Hamilton County Public Health
Water Quality sanitarians help assure that the residents of Hamilton County are not exposed to sewage from failing or malfunctioning household sewage treatment systems. This is accomplished through routine inspections of current treatment systems, as well as review and approval of designs for new and replacement treatment systems. Additionally, sanitarians help assure the safety of private drinking water and monitor streams and collector lines throughout the county.

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of Ohio responsible for the conservation of natural resources within Hamilton County, Ohio. We have a special emphasis on soil and water with a focus on assisting landowners in planning and applying conservation practices on the land.

Hamilton County Storm Water District
Provides an effective organizational and managerial legal structure that will position its members to address the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II storm water permit & regulations efficiently and effectively and manage storm water quality on a watershed basis.

Hamilton to New Baltimore Groundwater Consortium
The Hamilton to New Baltimore Ground Water consortium consists of seven public and industrial ground water producers/uses in southwest Ohio. Collectively the Consortium produces over 61 million gallons per day for approximately 314,000 residents in southern Butler and northern Hamilton counties as well as a variety of industries and other water users.

Indian Hill Health Department
The Village of Indian Hill contracts with the Hamilton County General Health District for the enforcement of most State of Ohio mandated programs related to Public Health. Additionally the Village employs household sewage disposal system inspectors to inspect and monitor such systems on an ongoing basis.

The Isaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of nearly 300 local chapters nationwide, the League takes common-sense approach toward protecting our country’s natural heritage and impoving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community.

Little Miami Inc.
Little Miami Inc. was founded in 1967 by Dayton newspaper editor Glenn Thompson as a citizen conservation organization dedicated to restoring and protecting this wonderful river resource. Through it’s “win-win” approach to scenic river conservation, LMI is proud to have acquired over 50 nature preserves, provided key leadership leading to the designation as Ohio’s first State Scenic River and National Wild & Scenic River, and we continue work to restore full ecological health to this exceptional warm water river.
Watch a video about the Scenic River Program at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Watch a video about Laughing Brook

Mill Creek Restoration Project
Its mission is to serve as catalyst for developing sustainability in the Mill Creek watershed through community-based planning and empowerment, environmental education, and economically sound ecological restoration.

Watch a video about Laughing Brook, a project of Mill Creek Restoration Project.
Watch a video about Laughing Brook

Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities
The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries, and watershed. Through collaborative action, the Council strives to make the Mill Creek area a more desirable place to live, work and play.

Watch a Video about the work of Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities.
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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD, or MSD-GC) serves the wastewater removal and treatment needs of over 800,000 customers in Hamilton County, Ohio (USA).

Watch a student created video about the work of MSD.
Watch a video about Laughing Brook

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.
  • Division of Soil and Water Districts
    The Division of Soil & Water Conservation works to enhance the quality of Ohio's land and water resources by providing technical, educational and financial assistance to Ohio citizens through 88 county soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs). Responsibilities include program development and administrative assistance to SWCD supervisors, and coordinating efforts with other federal, state and local agencies to assure effective, efficient delivery of programs in soil inventory and evaluation, nonpoint source pollution control, environmental education, storm water management and erosion control.
  • Division of Wildlife
    The Division of Wildlife is responsible for managing Ohio's fish and wildlife resources. The primary functions of the division include fish management; wildlife management; information, education and law enforcement. Special emphasis is placed on endangered species, wetlands, and other critical habitats and wildlife diversity. The Division of Wildlife has five wildlife districts, four fish and wildlife research stations, two Lake Erie offices, five fish hatcheries and 80 wildlife areas.
  • Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
    Established through the Scenic Rivers Act of 1969 and Natural Areas Act of 1970, the division was statutorily created in 1976 and is responsible for the acquisition, management and protection of Ohio’s best remaining areas of statewide significance that characterize the state’s natural landscapes, scenic rivers, vegetation, geology, and habitats for rare and endangered species. The division oversees 20 scenic rivers and 128 nature preserves statewide. The division also administers the Natural Heritage Database and Endangered Plant Law.
  • Scenic Rivers Program
    Administration of the preservation and protection of Ohio?s 20 state scenic rivers in the scenic rivers system. Also participates with the Stillwater River Watershed Partners, Big Darby Creek Partners, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Grand River Partners and the Little Miami River Partners. All are public and private agencies and private organizations united to protect these rivers and their watersheds.
    • Stream Quality Monitoring
    • More than 5,000 volunteers participate annually in sampling water quality and the health of Ohio’s scenic rivers. Provides environmental education opportunities. Collected samples are forwarded to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Division of Water
    In 1949, the Ohio General Assembly created the Division of Water as a part of the newly formed Department of Natural Resources to collect and analyze Ohio's water resource data. The division collects hydrologic data; develops ground water maps; conducts water supply studies; issues permits for the construction of dams, levees; inspects existing dams; operates the state canal systems; and administers the state floodplain management program. Technical assistance is also provided on ground water quantity management, water well construction, water-related engineering, and flooding and floodplain management. The Division also offers a variety of educational programs to promote wise stewardship of Ohio's water resource.
Ohio EPA
  • Division of Drinking and Ground Water
    DDAGW Vision: The citizens of Ohio know that their drinking water, whether it comes from wells or surface water, is safe to drink. Everyone in the state can easily obtain information about the quality of drinking water and ground water in their area, their region and the entire state.
  • Division of Surface Waters
    The Division of Surface Water is responsible for restoring and maintaining the quality of Ohio's rivers and streams. The goal of Ohio's surface water program, restoration and maintenance of Ohio's water resources, reflects the national water quality objective as contained in the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI)
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the region.

Ohio Wetlands Foundation
The mission of the Ohio Wetlands Foundation is to provide the highest quality offsite wetlands mitigation alternatives in Ohio by means of restoring, enhancing and protecting wetlands. The funds received by the Foundation for mitigation purposes are used for the acquisition of property; for the design, construction and maintenance of wetlands; for the construction of trails and interpretive signage at its sites; financial assistance for long term stewardship of the mitigation sites; for the education of the public regarding wetlands functions; and the funding of research on wetlands.

ORSANCO
Since 1948, ORSANCO and its member states have cooperated to improve water quality in the Ohio River Basin so that the river and its tributaries can be used for drinking water, industrial supplies, and recreational purposes; and can support a healthy and diverse aquatic community. ORSANCO operates monitoring programs to check for pollutants and toxins that may interfere with specific uses of the river, and conducts special studies to address emerging water quality issues.

ORSANCO Educational Foundation
Education empowers communities to value and protect their watersheds. The ORSANCO Educational Foundation teaches people of all ages in the Ohio River Basin to become environmental stewards through hands-on programs that get people on the water and engaged in preserving the cultural, ecological, and economic value of our rivers.

Rumpke Recycling
Rumpke Recycling offers a wide range of recycling services from residential curbside service and composting, to commercial and industrial recycling programs, including tire and electronics recycling. The company is also home to the largest landfill gas-to-pipeline facility in the world and developed an innovative form of glass recycling.

TREMCO
Founded in 1928, Tremco has always practiced sustainable building envelop design with an emphasis on natural resource conservation. Today they are involved in vegetated roofing systems, renewable energy generations such as photovoltaics, conventional energy efficient roofing systems, and high recycled content building materials, with a focus on reducing facility managements costs.

Warren County Park District
The Warren County Park District, has dedicated a portion of its Hisey Park at Caesar Creek Gorge to a hands-on wetlands project that will help students and the public understand and appreciate the value and importance of wetlands as a natural filtration and purification system for run-that ends up in the Little Miami River.

Watch a video about the Hisey Park Restoration.
Watch the Hisey Park Restoration