Thanks to your support, the Ohio Capital Budget recently signed by Gov. Kasich includes $200,000 for repaving the worst sections of the Little Miami trail in Warren County. In addition, the budget appropriates another $350,000 for projects within the Little Miami State Park. These funds and projects will be directed by the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources in the coming fiscal year. Your efforts make a difference!
Winter to Spring--in one day?
Place: Rick Forrester's backyard trail nursery
Date: April 7, 2018
After a really cold start with snow on the ground and trees shivering in their storage bags, a courageous group of volunteers put in over 28 hours of work the weekend of April 7 successfully potting 231 native Ohio trees and shrubs. And that was just Saturday.
Little Miami River: in like a lion, out like a lamb
Recent rains transformed the Little Miami River into a raging fury, but flooding quickly receded, as these photos taken April 4 (left) and April 8 (right) at the Mather’s Mill ODNR Public Access at Wilmington Road show. Photos by Erick Wikum More river photos and videos
Safe Trails: Your Turn
by Erick Wikum
In recent months, Trail Mail has included a variety of safety articles. Now it’s your turn to suggest future topics. What safety issues have you experienced or witnessed that should be addressed? What safety advice would you like to share with fellow trail users? Please send your ideas to
The dedication will provide an opportunity to tour the house built by Ahimaaz King, founder of King Powder Company and Peters Cartridge Company across the river, next to what is now our trail near Grandin Rd.
. . . to all the members for providing the Kubota tractor for the Friends. Over the winter we used it to remove honeysuckle, to widen the trail, and to clear mud from the trail and the ditch lines after heavy rains. We also used it to remove a dead deer from along the trail. This spring we are looking forward to keeping the weeds down so everyone can enjoy the trail. Happy spring! - Bruce Cortright
FLMSP is honored to have received the following recognition in 2017:
Little Miami River Chamber Alliance Sustainability Award
Finalist, Milford Miami Twp Chamber of Commerce Environment & Education Award
Commendation, Ohio Secretary of State
Commendation, Ohio Senate
Thank you to our many dedicated volunteers who richly deserve this recognition.
Last week our community lost a pioneer and champion of the beautiful river that follows our trail. Bob Morgan led the effort that saw the Little Miami become one of the first nationally designated scenic rivers in the country. “His broad paddle created currents and ripples through thousands of lives,” said his son Dirk Morgan, proprietor of the Morgan’s Canoe Livery and FLMSP volunteer. “His legacy lives on through us and all that enjoy the rivers he helped protect.”