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On Mahoning River, Plant Ahead Ohio informs at 2022 Riverfest

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Treez Please of Youngstown, Ohio joined with Plant Ahead Ohio to host info tables and displays at the annual Riverfest.

"The free, five-hour family-friendly event was hosted by Friends of the Mahoning River, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating to improve the quality of the Mahoning River through education, restoration and recreation."

[...] "Felicia Armstrong of the Friends of the Mahoning River and chairwoman of the Riverfest, said with the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 event was canceled and in 2021, a smaller event took place at Canoe City in Leavittsburg.

“'This year is like our comeback. It is a great way to have families come out and see the Mahoning River, which is the hidden gem of the Mahoning Valley. We want to change the stigma about the Mahoning River. We want people to see the value of the river and preserving what we have in our community,' Armstrong said.

"She said members of the public can help take care of the river the same way they take care of their own yards and properties, explaining the waste water shed into the river affects the quality. Armstrong said people need to understand that pesticides and fertilizers applied to their yards before it rains eventually end up in the river.

"The event included more than 20 vendors, bands, children’s crafts and displays. Community groups, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations had displays that focused on the Mahoning River." - via Vindicator, Bob Coupland, June 13, 2022:

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