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Five Rivers MetroParks

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Transcript of Five Rivers MetroParks

F I V E R I V E R S M E T R O P A R K S

History

Established in 1963 by citizen-initiated efforts to preserve natural heritage

Originally known as Montgomery County Park District.

Name changed in 1995.

Four parks are part of the flood control solution enacted after the 1913 flood: Englewood, Huffman, Taylorsville & Germantown MetroParks.

Park District Commissioners

Founding: Harry S. Price, Jr., William P. Patterson, Charles S. Bridge

Former: Simon Burick, Ruth C. Mead, Jeff Leland, Jean V. Woodhull,
Robert K. Siebenthaler

Current: Karen L. Davis, Irvin G. Bieser, Jr., Alan F. Pippenger

Executive Director: Rebecca A. "Becky" Benna




 



Conservation

Recreation

Education

Our Mission

Protect the region's natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.



MetroParks Pop Quiz:

How many acres?
How many parks & facilities?
How many trees planted in the past year?
What are the five rivers our organization is named after?

Vision

To be the conservation leader of a vital, active, nature-based community.

Purpose

To protect natural areas, parks and river corridors, and to promote the conservation and use of these lands and waterways for the ongoing benefit of the people in the region.

Funding

Montgomery County citizen support of 10 year property tax levy passed by over 70% approval in 2009.

The levy for Five Rivers MetroParks accounts for over 85% of funding to maintain clean, safe, accessible parks.

Volunteerism

In the previous year, approximately 80,000 hours of volunteer service resulted in an estimated cost savings of more than $1.6 million.








 



March 23-27, 1913
May 1913
1922
1914-1915
1796
Regular Flooding
of the
Great Miami River
The Dayton area had survived several floods

1814, 1828, 1832, 1847,
1866, 1883, 1897 and 1898
The Great 1913 Flood
An unparalleled disaster in the region's history:

In 3 days time, 8 to 11 inches of rain fell!
Saturated ground from snow melt & ice of a hard winter, produced more than 90% runoff
Great Miami River & tributaries overflowed
Every city along the river was inundated with floodwaters
The Promise of "Never Again"
Citizens raised $2 million for a comprehensive flood protection system
Conservancy Act Passed
In 1914, the State of Ohio passed the Conservancy Act, permitting formation of regional flood agencies
On June 28, 1915, the Miami Conservancy District was created and headquartered in Dayton
Chief engineer, Arthur E. Morgan, was hired to develop a plan for the region
Largest Engineering Project of Its Day
Public Service Relocations:
2,500,000 cubic yards excavation
30,000 cubic yards concrete
55 miles railroad track

Flood Prevention Works:
250,000 cubic yards concrete
18,817,000 cubic yards earth and rock
Dayton's Great Miami River History
5 dry earthen dams - concrete conduits
The last dam was completed on December 31, 1921, one year ahead of schedule
Protection for a flood 40% greater than 1913
Emmy Fabich, 1.25.2014
Agenda
Five Rivers MetroParks & Outdoor Recreation
History of the Great Miami River
Group Activity

RiverScape River Run Project
PROGRESSION OF RECREATION PROGRAMMING
MARKETING & OUTREACH
EVENTS
TRY IT PROGRAMS
INTRO PROGRAMS
BASICS PROGRAMS
TRIPS & SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
Midwest Outdoor Experience
Bike to Work Day Breakfast
The Adventure Summit
The Adventure Speaker Series
WPAFB
UNIVERSITIES
COMMUNITY EVENTS
HEALTH FAIRS
ETC.
TRY BACKPACKING
TRY KAYAKING
TRY SLACKLINING
TRY FLY FISHING
TRY MOUNTAIN BIKING
INTRO TO BACKPACKING
INTRO TO KAYAKING
INTRO TO MOUNTAIN BIKING
INTRO TO FLY FISHING
BACKPACKING BASICS OVERNIGHT
KAYAKING BASICS POND CLASS
MOUNTAIN BIKING BASICS
FLY FISHING BASICS POND CLASS
WOMEN'S BACKPACKING TRIP
MOUNTAIN BIKING TRIP
BICYCLE TOURING TRIP
KAYAK FISHING TRIP
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
www.metroparks.org
PARKWAYS MAGAZINE

create access
to outdoor adventure, encourage
healthy lifestyles
and make Dayton a more
vibrant place
to live, work, & play
COMMITTED-ENGAGED
History of the Great Miami River
RiverScape River Run Project
Carillon
Park

UD

Economic Development
Attracting a talented workforce
Retaining young professionals
Developing a vibrant core
Environmental enhancement
Community vitality
Recreation
Aesthetics
Flood Control
Safety

Project Goals

Economic Impact Benchmarking


Average visitor spends $120/day

39% of visitors spend the night

Vail, CO underestimated their return by almost 3.5 million in the first year of opening their park

Charlotte, NC averages 37 million/year



Paddling Corridor

Fund Raising... Complete
Final Engineering... Sept.‘13
Regulatory Permitting... Feb. ‘14
Project Bid and Award... Jun. ‘14
Construction... Jul ‘14– Feb. ’15

River Run Opens Spring 2015

*dependent on water levels, etc.

Implementation*

GE

Mad River

Eastwood
MetroPark
WPAFB
WPAFB
WSU
Tech Town
CBD
RiverScape
MetroPark
SCC
UD
Carillon
Park
Ready... Set...
Stand-up!

(move chairs aside)
Group Activity
...THANK YOU!
Time Passed...
Committee Goals
Strategic Assets
Connecting the Dots
Access Today

O
hio's
G
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C
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A
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CONSERVATION
RECREATION
EDUCATION
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