The ability to integrate natural and built infrastructure is key to helping keep water clean and reducing erosion in Lake Erie, but promoting it is complicated by the fact that most of the shoreline is privately held or agricultural.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Sebastian Mejia, Stewardship Coordinator at the Old Woman Creek Reserve in Ohio. They discussed the parallels between invasive species control and the Public Health Crisis That Shall Not Be Named, the real roots of stewardship, and creeks for Young Men, too.
Reserves strive to be places where everybody can experience coastal nature. While most of the land protected by the Reserve System is open to the public, those with disabilities often experience unique challenges experiencing these environments.
At the Old Woman Creek Reserve, a new community of students is getting their boots wet gathering data through a new program that serves the children of migrant farmers.
Join NERRA in welcoming Jacob Cianci Gaskill, the new SWMP coordinator at Ohio’s Old Woman Creek Reserve. “I’m excited to be able to come to work each day at such a beautiful place!”
This month two talented NERRds are taking up new roles in the Reserve System.