Text Box:  Leave Your Legacy Naturally !
  along the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River
Text Box: “People love water and woods.  We are very lucky. We have a real treasure in the Little Miami River.”
George R. Henkle, LMC President 1968-1970

National Symbol Returns to the Little Miami !

Milford Riverfront to Keep Natural Beauty with LMC Conservation Easement

In a historic partnership between LMC, the City of Milford and OEPA 400 feet of Milford downtown riverfront has been restored and preserved in perpetuity as a nature preserve.  Hundreds of oaks, sycamores and native shrubs are now growing on city land known as Critchell Park.  Native grasses cover the land and a wood chip trail and rustic canoe access are expected.  The plantings will provide a visual buffer to protect the river’s natural beauty and offer a scenic backdrop for Milford’s historic district.

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Little Miami focus of “Country Living”

The Little Miami and an LMC canoe float from last year made the cover of “Country Living” magazine’s April 2013 edition.  See the article at the magazine’s web site at the following link: ARTICLE    Many thanks to Chip Gross, Guy Denny and the Outdoor Writers of Ohio !

USEPA begins fish research at LMC Smysor Preserve

Oakwood Boy Scouts proudly display their REI water bottles donated by REI in thanks for their outstanding conservation work on the Little Miami.

Welcome to the Little Miami MPWN Video

Enjoy the
Little Miami Conservancy Story!
“Saving a National Treasure”

REI Supports LMC Tree Planting and Scouts Clean Up

REI has recently funded the purchase of 43 shovels for LMC planting and river clean up projects along the Little Miami. The shovels were used by 80 Loveland High School Seniors in planting 1000 dogwoods on October 17th and at the outstanding October 28th clean up by the Oakwood Boy Scouts at the LMC Mead Preserve.
(see photo above)
Thanks REI !

Little Miami Conservancy Honors Trio at Conservation Dinner

May 2, 2012 was an evening of celebration for 130 dedicated supporters of LMC’s long history of Wild & Scenic River conservation efforts at the Marriott in Mason.  ODNR Watercraft Chief Norcross and LMC President Michael T. Schueler spoke following an art auction. Little Miami Legacy Awards (see photo above) were presented to Dave Case, Mike Fremont, Bob & June Morgan (see photo’s).

Name Change Reflects Historic River Mission

It’s official! Our new name is the Little Miami Conservancy. The organization was founded in 1967 as Little Miami, Inc.  After a considered review the Board felt that the new name better defines and honors our historic mission and will make it easier for new supporters to understand our efforts.

LMC Restores New Preserves planting Thousands of Oaks, Prairies, Wetlands

LMC has been busy planting and caring for 40,000 trees, 200 acres of prairie lands, and numerous wetland areas on six major new nature preserves along the Upper Little Miami.

Partnering with NRCS, OEPA, Tecumseh Land Trust, The Upper River Fund and Greene County, LMC manages these stunning natural areas thanks to LMC member support !  
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These pipes (photo right) were removed by LMCS recently from the Little Miami near Spring Valley in Greene County thanks to the financial support of LMC members!

LMC approved CFC Charity !
LMC is proud to be an approved charity to whom federal employees can designate their payroll deductions,
CFC # 68305


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LMC Acquires and Cleans Up “Worst Eyesore on the Little Miami”, Wildlife return

On March 28, 2013 LMC acquired title to a 1.4 acre parcel  upstream from Morrow (photo above)  in Warren County (see photo above).  With half a dozen semi trailers, abandoned vehicles, plastic barrels, broken concrete, several sheds and a large building overhanging the river LMC had its work cut out for it in bringing this “diamond in the rough” back to “gem” status.

Thanks to LMC member donations of $20,000, the work of over 40 volunteers (see photo below) and an LMC contractor, the 600 feet of riverfront is returning to a natural riverfront forest worthy of a National Wild & Scenic River and wildlife is already returning !

Thanks also to the Warren County Prosecutor’s office, County Building Department and Washington Township.



A doe & her speckled fawn visited the new LMC “gem”  after the clean up

LMC Pulls Pipes from Upper River

Wildlife Wednesday LIVE! Returns to LMC Center Sep 14

82 Acre Preserve Dedication Honors Tecumseh and River at Oldtown
LMC’s 100th nature preserve is special for so many reasons. Beyond it’s “century mark” status the restored riverfront was the site of the Shawnee capital and home to arguably the Shawnee’s most influential leader in the early 18th century who sought to unite the native American tribes of his time to preserve their lands and way of life.  October 5, 2013 commemorated the 200th anniversary of Tecumseh’s death in battle.

In 2011 LMC purchased the 82 acre farmland parcel and has planted 10,000 oaks and 45 acres of native prairie grasses in cooperation with the Tecumseh Land Trust, Greene County Commissioners, Ohio EPA and The Upper River Fund.  The Preserve will remain in its natural state in perpetuity and can be visited by appointment only. 


The Little Miami Conservancy honored Irv Bieser at the 49th Annual Little Miami Conservancy Dinner Meeting on April 11, 2016. An attorney with Bieser, Greer & Landis, Irv is Chairman of The Upper River Fund, created in 1992 by Little Miami Conservancy Founder, Glenn Thompson, to purchase vital riverfront lands along the Little Miami. Irv serves as President of Five Rivers Metroparks and is a Trustee of the Ohio Nature Conservancy.

Little Miami Conservancy Honors Irvin G. Bieser, Jr.

Raptor, Inc. and the Little Miami Conservancy have once again partnered to bring live birds of prey (aka raptors) to the LMC Scenic River & Trail Center on Saturday September 17 at 2pm. It is a thrill to meet these magnificent birds face to face!  Programs are held at the LMC Center at 211 Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland next to Nisbet Park along the Bike Trail. FREE to all ages.

The LMC Scenic River & Trail Center in downtown Loveland is open Saturdays 9—4 and Sundays 12 –4  at 211 Railroad Avenue along the Little Miami Bike Trail next to Nisbet Park.

Raptors LIVE! Returns to the LMC Center along Bike Trail in historic downtown Loveland

“Feather Physics and Migration Mysteries” are coming to the LMC Center on September 14th.  Join this fun program, including a LIVE RAPTOR bird courtesy of Raptor, Inc.,  and learn where birds go in the winter and how they get there, and construct your own bird house to give your feathered friends a new home! FREE to kids of all ages. 10AM to 11AM.

See you at the LMC Center, 211 Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland. No RSVP required.  This program is an LMC partnership education project with the Clermont County Park District.