Entries by Alex Busato

Macro Mania!

A great time was had by all this past Thursday at our Macro Mania! event at White Bridge Road! Participants learned about scientific sampling methods and explored the ecology of aquatic macroinvertebrates hands on! We observed over 15 taxa, including a HUGE hellgrammite (Eastern Dobsonfly) larva that was the highlight of the night! The presence […]

A Night on the Lake

The 2022 Greenlick Fishing Derby was our largest attendance for the event ever by more than double! Over 80 participants wet their lines for the 3hr event, bringing in nearly 100 fish off all sorts. Highlights of the night included one 3+ lb Common Carp, several 15+ inch bass, and the competition’s first ever Walleye! […]

A Headwaters to Remember

A big thank you to everyone who came to our 5th Annual Headwaters Fundraiser Party! The night was filled with great music, delicious food, beautiful sunflowers, and a lot of fun. We are proud to announce that we had about 80 people in attendance for the evening. Jacobs Creek would like to say a HUGE […]

Volunteers Clean Up the Creek

Saturday June 18th, JCWA headed to the Bridgeport Dam for the annual ORSANCO Riversweep. ORSANCO, or the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, provides clean-up supplies like gloves, trash bags, and t-shirts each year to non-profits across the Ohio River watershed (a 204,000 square mile area spanning 11 states!). At our event, we had a […]

Splash Into Summer with Our Pop-Up Paddling!

Our first pop-up paddling event on Friday afternoon was a great way to kick off summer! Even our four-legged friends enjoyed kayaking! If you missed our first paddling event, don’t worry there are still five more pop-up dates. Our next one is on June 15th from 1:00pm-5:00 pm. Find more information and additional dates here. […]

Students Enjoy a Day on the Creek!

Last Friday we had a great day out with the 7th and 8th Graders of Mt. Pleasant Middle School for their annual Trout-in-the-Classroom Release Day! Students spent the year raising baby trout from eggs to be released into the cold waters of Jacobs Creek on the Laurelville property. While they were there, they also participated […]

Wetland Walks Begin!

Last Thursday was JCWA’s first ever Wetland Walk! Attendees had a great time exploring a wetland environment, encountering numerous species of bird and amphibian. Probably the most memorable were the American Toads that were singing to attract mates in the flooded roadway! (Photo by Alex Busato) If you missed out this past week but want to […]

Volunteers Round Up Tires in our Watershed

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our biannual Tire Round-Up with American Architectural Salvage this past Saturday! Our community brought in over 370 tires to be recycled, surpassing our goal by 70! And a big round of applause to our amazing board members and volunteers for helping move and stack all […]

Mentored Youth Catch their Limits on Jacobs Creek!

What a great day we had at JCWA’s Mentored Youth Trout Day event! With the help of their mentors, young anglers caught their limits from the cold waters of Jacobs Creek. Some groups caught over 25 trout a piece, and the largest fish of the day was a Rainbow Trout measuring in at 21 inches! […]