Friends Group Anticipates New Girard Launch Site this September

A few years ago, the Friends of the Mahoning River approached the city of Girard with an original idea: to build a boat launch along the Mahoning River that would enable kayakers and paddlers to row from Girard all the way to Pennsylvania. The Friends Group has advocated for increased recreation opportunities on the river … Continue reading Friends Group Anticipates New Girard Launch Site this September

Celebrate Spring Aboard Week with ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks and Watercraft has identified March 19-25 as Spring Aboard Week and encourages boaters to sign up and take a boater’s education course. Visit this website to access education courses online, Home Study courses, and Classroom courses. You can also find the “Paddling Access and Amenities” … Continue reading Celebrate Spring Aboard Week with ODNR

Annual Membership Meeting – March 20, 2017

Meeting Location: The Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown Election of board members – board positions are open for election at the March 2017 Annual Meeting – If you are interested in a board position or would like to nominate someone to the board, send an email to Mahoningriverfriends@gmail.com. Welcome/Introductions FOMR Board Nominees - … Continue reading Annual Membership Meeting – March 20, 2017

Gearing up for RiverFest 2017!

Article written by Sara Smith, Treasurer for Friends of the Mahoning River Our RiverFest Committee has begun to plan for an ever-growing RiverFest Festival. This is the 6th year that Friends, along with The Artists of the Rust Belt, will be combining to offer the public the opportunity to come to the B & O … Continue reading Gearing up for RiverFest 2017!

The Friends Help Out in Lowellville’s Dam Duck Derby!

On July 9, 2016, Friends of the Mahoning River participated in the first-ever Dam Duck Derby, sponsored by the Village of Lowellville as part of the annual Lowellville Day celebration. For this event, Lowellville released hundreds of numbered plastic ducks onto the Mahoning River. Each duck was ‘adopted’ for $5 at the Lowellville police station … Continue reading The Friends Help Out in Lowellville’s Dam Duck Derby!