Canoeing the Scenic Pymatuning Creek

Aug 29, 2018
On Sunday, August 26th, ODNR’s Matthew Smith organized a “VIP” float event on the Pymatuning Creek. The float showcased the scenic beauty of Pymatuning Creek, while promoting the efforts of stakeholders to designate the Pymatuning a State Scenic River.  VIP’s such as Robert Gable (ODNR’s State Scenic Rivers Program Manager), Eastgate’s Stephanie Dyer, Ohio State Representatives Michael J. O’Brien and John Patterson, Orangeville’s Mayor Bennett, Ashtabula County Commissioner Casey Kozlowski, Vernon Township Trustee Walter Hordodyski, and US Army Corps’ John Kolodziejski, all took part in the float to see first-hand why the Pymatuning deserves the State Scenic River designation. ODNR, Eastgate, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and the watershed’s townships worked to develop the designation plan, which is currently under review by ODNR’s Columbus review team.