David Beach | 04/05/09 @ 11:06am
Rivers flowing to Lake Erie define the landscape of Northern Ohio, and residents of the region have a deep, bioregional connection to these rivers. The latest example of this bioregional sensibility is the gorgeous new book, Living in the Vermilion River Watershed.
The book includes 23 articles and over 300 full color photographs, contributed by 25 local writers and 18 photographers. Among the topics are farm conservation programs, geology, native peoples, birds, fish, wildflowers, invasive plants, and water quality. It was a collaborative effort of many organizations and volunteers, including Oberlin College faculty and students and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy's Firelands Chapter. Overall editors were Jan Cooper and Mary Garvin.
And there's more good news for the Vermilion: portions will soon receieve State Scenic River designation.