Mention to someone that you’
re going to canoe on Mill Creek, and they’
ll likely fit you for a HazMat suit. Undaunted, Soapbox was intrigued by the opportunity to explore this oft-abused and misunderstood regional asset.
Scott Beseler and Casey Coston recently ventured on a three-hour cruise along the creek with canoe guides/volunteers Greg Bechtel and Jeff Agricola, accompanied by a kayaking Jenifer Eismeier, who joined the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities as Executive Director in August 2011.
They hopped in their respective canoes at a rocky bend in the creek in Sharonville and, after taking on one of the more tricky riffles 150 yards down, were safely on their way into a lush, green landscape of majestic sycamore trees, dense thickets of honeysuckle and the occasional glimpse of the modern world just outside the banks. The grey morning warmed up into a tranquil river expedition.
s full report of the canoe trip and reflections on Mill Creek’
s comeback here