In response to concerns about Yellow Creek’s water quality, the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments (Eastgate) applied to and received funding from the Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund program to establish educational signs for Yellow Creek Watershed residents to understand the nature of stormwater, how it affects our local streams and drinking water sources, and how they can protect our local surface waters. As part of the grant, an education and outreach component was created with collaboration from the Poland Local School District. Eastgate reached out to the students in PSHS’s Multimedia Production 2 classes to create the education and outreach materials for distribution at key areas around Yellow Creek, including schools in our district. The flyer will be used to discuss in further details about the Yellow Creek Watershed, stormwater, and measure landowners can take to prevent pollutants from entering nearby streams. All students in these classes took part in creating their own unique flyer, which were submitted to and selected by Eastgate’s Environmental staff the Mill Creek MetroParks . The flyer selected represented the overall theme for the project and was created by Olivia Morgan and modified by Eastgate to fit EPA multimedia guidelines. Flyers are available throughout schools in the district and at the Township Building and Village Hall.
Olivia Mogan's Flyer
Olivia Morgan, a Junior at PSHS, was honored at the September 25th Board of Education meeting for her involvement in helping to create a flyer to educate the community about the importance of protecting our local surface water.