LAST UPDATED ON 2020-11-12 16:59:04

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy receives OPRA award

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio - The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District won a first-place award in the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association's 2020 Annual Awards of Excellence.

MWCD earned the award for the Tuscarawas River Water Trail Project, which was officially designated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on August 14.

The 112.5 mile-long water trail, which begins in Summit County near Barberton, flows south through Stark, Tuscarawas, and Coshocton Counties before joining the Walhonding River near Coshocton to form the 112-mile-long Muskingum River.

“MWCD is proud to accept this award on behalf of all our partners who worked countless hours to meet the stringent requirements to be considered a Water Trail”, said Craig Butler, Executive Director for MWCD. “We are excited to welcome visitors to explore the over 200 miles of paddling through some of Ohio’s best and most beautiful communities and natural areas.”

The OPRA Annual Awards of Excellence will be presented at a banquet hosted by the association on April 28, 2021, at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.