River Cleanup in Girard

The Friends of the Mahoning River conducted a cleanup at both the Girard canoe and kayak launch as well as at the Girard dam. A large mound of trash was removed at both sites by volunteers including the whole backseat from a van. Thanks to these volunteers the trash will not end up in the … Continue reading River Cleanup in Girard

Girard Cleanup Success!

Friends of the Mahoning River cleaned the riverside at the site of the proposed Canoe and Kayak Launch Site in Girard this May. With the help of April May and Dan Janosik and their “toys”, we were able to clean up a large pile of debris that included wood siding, shingles, plastic, and trash. We received … Continue reading Girard Cleanup Success!

Girard’s Proposed Kayak/Canoe Launch Site

7/31/14 Update: Canoe/kayak paddlers... We're hoping to have the, twice-cancelled due to weather, inaugural Girard- to- B&O launch in August, rather than the end of September. I'll post it as soon as the plans are finalized.   In February, 2014, a Youngstown Vindicator writer published the first indication to the public that the Friends of the … Continue reading Girard’s Proposed Kayak/Canoe Launch Site

Mahoning River’s Girard Dam

The Girard Dam is one of 9 dams located along the Mahoning River. Dams build up sediment along with contaminants behind them and prevent natural migration and restrict habitat of fish. One of  the Friends of the Mahoning River's goals is to remove these dams and restore the river to its natural state.  The dam in … Continue reading Mahoning River’s Girard Dam