Conservation

Text Box:  Wild & Scenic River Conservation Since 1967

LMI & South Lebanon Sign Conservation Agreement
LMI and the South Lebanon have signed an agreement aimed at preserving the natural state of several miles of riverfront through the Village if a recent annexation proposal is approved. The Village would adopt river buffer zoning along several miles of the Little Miami within the Village. Perpetual conservation easements would also be given to LMI on Village-owned lands.

In a January 2, 1969 letter to the editor, LMI President George R. Henkle wrote:

“Our group (LMI) envisions a beautiful waterway where pollution is controlled and where canoeists, fishermen, hikers and campers can share the passive beauties of the out-of-doors with their families.

No conflict exists between these conservation efforts and normal planned development. One compliments the other.

The Cincinnati-Dayton area is developing into a huge super city. This scenic river beltway of beautiful wooded hills along an unpolluted stream is a very important part of the exciting new super city which now has 2½ million people.

People love water and woods.  We are very lucky. We have a real treasure in the Little Miami River.”

New !!

LMI Volunteers Plant Future Forest along Milford Riverfront
Little Miami Inc. volunteers planted oaks, walnuts and dogwoods at a bank restoration site along the Little Miami just upstream from the Milford bridge in cooperation with the City of Milford and the Milford Parks and Recreation Board. LMI is also donating trees for additional planting at a second riverfront site in Milford.

In the 1970’s the Lower Little Miami was impacted by industry when restoration work began.

The Little Miami…
     …..for future generations