Mad River http://wyso.org en Southwest Ohio River Recreation Project Underway http://wyso.org/post/southwest-ohio-river-recreation-project-underway <p>Work has begun on a new river recreation project in southwest Ohio.</p><p>What will be known as Mad River Run in Dayton is expected to draw kayaks and canoes. It will feature a 2,100-foot whitewater stretch that includes a drop, with more drops planned when funds become available.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports that Five Rivers MetroParks says the project includes conservation measures, with bank stabilization work.</p><p>The first phase of construction is funded in part by a $100,000 Dayton Rotary Club donation.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 39615 at http://wyso.org WYSO Weekend: June 23, 2013 http://wyso.org/post/wyso-weekend-june-23-2013 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 23, 2013 including the following stories:</p><p>- <a href="http://wyso.org/post/clark-county-townships-oppose-recreational-designation-mad-river">Clark County Townships Oppose Recreational Designation for Mad River</a>, by Wayne Baker</p><p>- Jerry Kenney speaks with Mike McKinney of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services about recent veterans issues in the news.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 35186 at http://wyso.org Clark County Townships Oppose Recreational Designation for Mad River http://wyso.org/post/clark-county-townships-oppose-recreational-designation-mad-river <p>Environmental groups are working to designate 22 miles of the Mad River in Clark County as recreational space.&nbsp; The process is being delayed due to controversy as to what that label will mean for&nbsp; residents.<br><br>It's a win-win situation for Clark County according to Aaron Rourke, he's with the group Rivers Unlimited, that's working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to designate the area as recreation.<br><br>That means the state agency will manage that portion of the river which Rourke says is a good thing because it will improve the landscape.<br> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:51:56 +0000 Wayne Baker 35051 at http://wyso.org