Public Comment Period now open for the Pymatuning Creek State Wild and Scenic River Designation Plan

Nov 14, 2018

A 30-day public comment period began on November 7th for the Pymatuning Creek State Wild and Scenic River Designation Plan. All comments and recommendations are now being accepted either by written letter to Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. D-3, Columbus, OH 43229 or in person at the open house event scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Kinsman Township Administration Building.  The following link is the official Press Release from ODNR, http://ohiodnr.gov/news/post/open-house-for-wild-and-scenic-river-designation-for-pymatuning-creek .

As per ODNR, “the proposed stream segments flow through sections of Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. ODNR is considering a wild river designation for a portion of the Pymatuning Creek extending from the Ayers Road Bridge crossing in Ashtabula County downstream to river mile 4.7 in Trumbull County for a total of 27.9 miles. ODNR is also considering a scenic river designation for a portion of the Pymatuning Creek extending from river mile 4.7 downstream to the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line at river mile 1.94 for a total of 2.76 miles. 

The wild and scenic river designation of the Pymatuning Creek would provide an opportunity for ODNR to work closely with the local communities along the creek in the long-term protection of this high-quality aquatic ecosystem.”

A copy of the draft designation plan for review can be found on Eastgate’s website.