Improvements at Troy’s Treasure Island just amped up the fun factor along the Great Miami River. And when you decide to try out the new amenities, you can be sure you’re playing in or near one of the healthiest waterways in Ohio.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency reports that water quality improvements along the Great Miami River, “…rank as some of the most significant improvements observed for any Ohio river or stream, “ according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“We really want Troy residents and people from throughout the region to come and enjoy our new river amenities, including the boat ramp, docks, and canoe and kayak rental, plus all of our future events,” says Troy Mayor Michael Beamish. “And, when you do, be sure to ‘play it safe.”
River recreation maps, produced by the Miami Conservancy District (MCD), are available at city offices as well as the Miami County Park District and Miami Soil and Water Conservation District. As part of its mission, MCD actively promotes recreation along our rivers and streams.
Beamish praised the City’s relationship with MCD: “our partnership is key to ensuring that our residents, staff, and visitors can enjoy outstanding recreation opportunities afforded us by the treasure that is the Great Miami River,” he says.
To learn more about Treasure Island events, visit www.troyohio.gov/587/Treasure-Island-Park. To download a copy of the Great Miami River recreation map, visit http://www.mcdwater.org/recreation/boating.asp.