Little Scioto River Access-
1 acre in Scioto County
Total Project Cost: $16,000
Campaign Completion: 58%
Balance Remaining 05/18/2022: $6,594
Stewarding the Little Scioto. Skull Creek, Chase Run, and Emmett Hollow all flow through the existing preserve into Frederick Creek, which then drains into the Little Scioto River. Although often overlooked, the Little Scioto is a 41.3 mile long river that drains a 232.6 square mile area. A 1.002 acre tract right on the Little Scioto would provide the Arc’s first access directly to the river, with enough space for a pull-off parking area. This access would enable Arc staff and volunteers to perform stream quality monitoring and trash pickups along the forested corridor, helping to improve water quality downstream.
The beginning of a protected waterway corridor on the Little Scioto River. Although the tract is small in size, it is notably beautiful, with towering yellow buckeyes and stands of native river cane. Its acquisition could lead to further riparian corridor protection of this important watershed in the future.