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Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Planned

The Grand River, one of three State Scenic rivers in Ashtabula County, flows through Harpersfield Township. A 50th anniversary celebration of the act that created the program has been set for June 10, 2018, at the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark.

The 50th anniversary of the State and National Scenic Rivers Act will be celebrated in Ashtabula County at the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Bridge Metropark on June 10.

Representatives from the Ashtabula County Metroparks, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers Program, Ashtabula County Soil & Water and the Grand-Ashtabula-Conneaut Partnership announced the event Jan. 11.

Ashtabula County has more scenic rivers than any other county in Ohio. The designated streams are Ashtabula River, Grand River and Conneaut Creek. The Grand and Conneaut are designated “Scenic and Wild.”

The celebration will be held at the south pavilions of the park. Some of the activities planned for the afternoon are fish sampling techniques, stream and macro-invertebrate sampling, nature hikes, fly fishing, canoeing and picnic foods grilled by local and celebrity figures. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event will be open to all ages and free. Interested in donating or sponsoring the event? Call Ashtabula County Metroparks, 576-0717, or Ashtabula County Soil and Water Conservation District, 576-9045. Facebook pages of both entities will have updates on the event as it nears.

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Carl Feather is lodging tax administrator for Ashtabula County and the founder of The Wave newsletter. He is 25-year newspaper industry veteran and frequent contributor to West Virginia's Goldenseal Magazine. He enjoys photography and videography, which he shares at his blog,, and his Feather Cottage You Tube channel.
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