Spring Clean in 2013!

Friends of the Mahoning River teamed up with Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign Ohio to clean the shores of our river behind Vallourec Steel in April 2013. Volunteers cleared tires, chairs, hoses of great length stuck in the ground, and lots of steel parts. FOMR installed treated lumber benches in three areas along the shore … Continue reading Spring Clean in 2013!

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!

Presentation at YSU English Festival

YSU English Festival is an annual program that promotes and cultivates reading and writing to about 3,000 residents from Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. One of the books chosen by staff for the children to read this year was Flush by Carl Hiaasen, which has an environmental message about polluting our waters. View our English … Continue reading Presentation at YSU English Festival

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