A landscape view of Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

June 16, 2019, marks 40 years since Shawnee Lookout Golf Course opened. Astronaut Neil Armstrong was among seven individuals to hit the first golf balls to open the course – 10 years after he was the first man to walk on the moon. Opening day had some challenges, like when the pump house shut down, […]

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Duckweed on an Oar

As described in February’s blog, “What’s a Reservoir?,” Winton Lake, Miami Whitewater Forest Lake and Sharon Lake are man-made bodies of water called reservoirs that were constructed in the mid-20th century for recreation and flood mitigation. Although reservoirs (also called ‘impoundments’) and natural lakes share many of the same problems, certain concerns may be amplified […]

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Ohio River Sweep

At Great Parks, we strive to protect aquatic ecosystems and preserve the natural beauty of our waterways. An important part of this effort includes cleaning up litter from river and stream banks. Discarded trash is extremely damaging to waterways worldwide — it harms aquatic life, degrades physical habitat, transports concentrated chemical pollutants and can interfere […]

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Fishing at Lake Isabella

Because of current lake conditions at Winton Woods, the Rod-Busting Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 8 will be moved to Miami Whitewater Forest Lake. The tournament will still run its same time frame, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. For the complete list of fishing tournaments, plus times, locations and cost, click here.

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