National Symbol Returns to the Little Miami !

Milford Riverfront to Keep Natural Beauty with LMC Conservation Easement

In a historic partnership between LMC, the City of Milford and OEPA 400 feet of Milford downtown riverfront has been restored and preserved in perpetuity as a nature preserve.  Hundreds of oaks, sycamores and native shrubs are now growing on city land known as Critchell Park.  Native grasses cover the land and a wood chip trail and rustic canoe access are expected.  The plantings will provide a visual buffer to protect the river’s natural beauty and offer a scenic backdrop for Milford’s historic district.

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Little Miami focus of “Country Living”

The Little Miami and an LMC canoe float from last year made the cover of “Country Living” magazine’s April 2013 edition.  See the article at the magazine’s web site at the following link: ARTICLE    Many thanks to Chip Gross, Guy Denny and the Outdoor Writers of Ohio !

USEPA begins fish research at LMC Smysor Preserve

Oakwood Boy Scouts proudly display their REI water bottles donated by REI in thanks for their outstanding conservation work on the Little Miami.

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REI Supports LMC Tree Planting and Scouts Clean Up

REI has recently funded the purchase of 43 shovels for LMC planting and river clean up projects along the Little Miami. The shovels were used by 80 Loveland High School Seniors in planting 1000 dogwoods on October 17th and at the outstanding October 28th clean up by the Oakwood Boy Scouts at the LMC Mead Preserve.
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Thanks REI !

Little Miami Conservancy Honors Trio at Conservation Dinner

May 2, 2012 was an evening of celebration for 130 dedicated supporters of LMC’s long history of Wild & Scenic River conservation efforts at the Marriott in Mason.  ODNR Watercraft Chief Norcross and LMC President Michael T. Schueler spoke following an art auction. Little Miami Legacy Awards (see photo above) were presented to Dave Case, Mike Fremont, Bob & June Morgan (see photo’s).

Name Change Reflects Historic River Mission

It’s official! Our new name is the Little Miami Conservancy. The organization was founded in 1967 as Little Miami, Inc.  After a considered review the Board felt that the new name better defines and honors our historic mission and will make it easier for new supporters to understand our efforts.

LMC Restores New Preserves planting Thousands of Oaks, Prairies, Wetlands

LMC has been busy planting and caring for 40,000 trees, 200 acres of prairie lands, and numerous wetland areas on six major new nature preserves along the Upper Little Miami.

Partnering with NRCS, OEPA, Tecumseh Land Trust, The Upper River Fund and Greene County, LMC manages these stunning natural areas thanks to LMC member support !  
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These pipes (photo above) were removed by LMCS recently from the Little Miami near Spring Valley in Greene County thanks to the financial support of LMC members!

LMC approved CFC Charity !
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LMC Pulls Pipes from Upper River

LMC Wildlife Wednesday Program Series a Great Success!
LMC & Clermont County Park District Partner

The Little Miami Conservancy honored Irv Bieser at the 49th Annual Little Miami Conservancy Dinner Meeting on April 11, 2016. An attorney with Bieser, Greer & Landis, Irv is Chairman of The Upper River Fund, created in 1992 by Little Miami Conservancy Founder, Glenn Thompson, to purchase vital riverfront lands along the Little Miami. Irv serves as President of Five Rivers Metroparks and an Ohio Nature Conservancy Trustee.

Little Miami Conservancy Honors Irv Bieser

Raptors LIVE! Brings Kids Face to Face with River Birds of a Feather; Returns in 2017

From fossils to feather physics to Fall on the Little Miami, the free six-part series “Wildlife Wednesday” introduced fascinating topics to close to 500 children and their parents in this, it’s first year at the LMC Center in Loveland. 

A partnership education project,  Wildlife Wednesday joined the resources of the Little Miami Conservancy and the Clermont County Park District to showcase live animals, river hikes, crafts and more

Look for the return of Wildlife Wednesday on April 12, 2017 !

LMC Acquires and Cleans Up “Worst Eyesore on the Little Miami”, Wildlife Return

On March 28, 2013 LMC acquired title to a 1.4 acre parcel  upstream from Morrow  in Warren County (see photo above).  With half a dozen semi trailers, abandoned vehicles, plastic barrels, broken concrete, several sheds and a large building overhanging the river LMC had its work cut out for it in bringing this “diamond in the rough” back to “gem” status.

Thanks to LMC member donations of $20,000, the work of over 40 volunteers (see photo below) and an LMC contractor, the 600 feet of riverfront is returning to a natural riverfront forest worthy of a National Wild & Scenic River and wildlife is already returning ! Thanks to the Warren County Prosecutor, County Building Department and Washington Township.

LMC Lower Little Miami Clean Sweep Success
REI Funds 45-Year LMC Restoration Effort Along 50 Miles of River

Aided by a generous grant by REI, LMC volunteers were busy again this year collecting tires and trash from the lower 50 miles of the Little Miami!  Since its first “Clean Sweep” in 1971, thousands of LMC volunteers have made a major difference in restoring the “wild & scenic” nature of the river.  Just in the past 5 years LMC has removed well over 1000 tires from the river.  Many thanks to REI and all of our Clean Sweep Partners including RRT, Loveland Canoe, Great Parks of Hamilton

LMC Partners with DuPont to Clean Up River “Superfund” Site at Historic Peters Cartridge

As you enjoy  the Little Miami Scenic Trail near Kings Mills you may have noticed the massive effort underway to remove contaminated soils along the river at the historic Peters Cartridge ammunitions factory.  These denuded areas on the LMC Peters Cartridge Riverfront Nature Preserve have now been sown with native grass, wildflowers and planted with 2000 native trees ! LMC has also partnered with Sycamore High School to install a wood chip trail and benches.



These monthly seven-part series introduced hundreds of children, parents and grandparents to the wonders of the bird life along the These monthly seven-part series introduced hundreds of children, parents and grandparents to the wonders of the bird life along the Little Miami in 2016, enabling them to meet many magnificent birds face to face and learn about a wide variety of river natural wonders.  This educational effort was made possible through an LMC partnership with Raptor, Inc. and the YOT Foundation. MANY THANKS !

These wonderful programs will once again return in 2017 to the LMC Scenic River & Trail Center along the Bike Trail in downtown Loveland.  The first program is set for April 22, 2017 at 2pm

County, Morgan’s Canoe, Rempke Markets, Pepper Construction, CH2M, Theta Tau, BSA Troop 817, BUFF. Loveland High School Seniors, Rotary Northeast, & more!


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LMC Books Spotlight Fish of the River and Support LMC

Whether you love fishing or learning about the fish in the river, you’ll enjoy LMC’s “Steve Coomer’s Little Miami River—Fishing, Facts & Folklore !”  If you have a youngster in your family that could be inspired to care about “Smallmouth

Enjoy these video versions of LMC’s Smallmouth SONNY!

Sonny” and his river friends, you’ll want to make this second book a gift that they will always remember ! Purchase both books online on the Little Miami Conservancy FACEBOOK page, or at area outdoor shops. Proceeds benefit LMC’s river conservation efforts.

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“People love water and woods.  We are very lucky. We have a real treasure in the Little Miami River.”               George R. Henkle
                                                  LMC President 1968-1970

Text Box:  Leave Your Legacy Naturally !
  along the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic

The LMC preserve is named after river conservationist Mel Hensey.  The bench was made by Mel and is now enjoyed by river and trail users regularly !

LMC Announces 50th Anniversary With Interview on The City Show 


LMC’s Eric Partee and Bill Schroeder talk about LMC’s 50th Anniversary in 2017 .
Enjoy this interview by clicking on the image above.

Native trees are now planted along the Little Miami to help establish a forested buffer and wildlife habitat.

Sycamore High School students help establish a wood chip hiking trail at the LMC Peters Cartridge Riverfront Nature Preserve.

Three generations of the Rasulis family install a bench/picnic table at LMC river overlook.