Our rivers have been the focus of attention again this summer - River Roar; Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival; and Sternwheel Festival in addition to the usual fishing and pleasure boating activities that occur daily. After all these human-centered activities, it is time once again to recognize some of the wildlife that actually live in the rivers.
On Monday, Sept.17, Kelly Capuzzi, Ohio EPA, and her crew will on the levee below Ohio St. for the fourth annual Fishes of the Ohio River presentation. They plan to start electroshocking around 4 p.m. so that by 5 p.m. they will have a good variety of species to share.
Those who have attended in earlier years know how close up and personal they can inspect the various fish as they are identified and some of their habits shared before the fish are released back to the river. This popular event is sponsored by Friends of Lower Muskingum River as a reminder we do share the river with others and also as a demonstration of the diversity of species and sizes of our local fish.
Plan to attend if you are at all interested.