Ohio Rivers Symposium set for March 22 in Columbus – Outdoor News
Columbus — Developed with natural resources professionals, land managers, stream advocates, and river enthusiasts in mind, the third Ohio Rivers Symposium will be held on Friday, March 22, in Columbus. The Ohio DNR (ODNR) is hosting the event, which will focus on the connection between groundwater resources and healthy streams.
Last held in 2022, this year’s symposium will feature nine presentations, including the new H2Ohio Rivers program, watershed planning, cold water habitat, and an update on Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Program. The event also offers exhibits and a student poster presentation.
This year’s keynote speakers include ODNR Director Mary Mertz, who will open the symposium, and Craig Nelson with the ODNR Division of Geological Survey, who will present on the aquifers of Ohio. Other scheduled speakers include representatives from Ohio State University, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Geauga Park District, and Miami Conservancy District.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Villa Milano Conference Center located at 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus. The cost is $60.
Registration is available until March 15. To request additional information or register by phone, call or text 614-935-8471.