The Friends of the Mahoning River, a non-profit organization, will advocate improving the quality of the Mahoning River through education, restoration and recreation
The Mahoning River is a river in northeastern Ohio and a small portion of western Pennsylvania. Flowing primarily through several Ohio counties, it crossed the state line into Pennsylvania before joining the Shenango River to form the Beaver River.
The Mahoning River drops from an elevation 1,296 feet at the headwaters near Winona to 761 feet at the outfall near Mahoningtown, Pennsylvania.
The forest-filled banks of the river make it an ideal environment for a number of aquatic creatures. Tree roots provide cover for fish and other critters to hide in while leaves and other surrounding vegetation provide the primary food source of many organisms living in the river. The Mahoning River is home to around 60 native and invasive fresh water fish species with a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Other wildlife includes deer, muskrats, mink, various waterfowl species, hawks, eagles, and beaver.
Soils Inc. provides assistance in restoring and protecting the Mahoning River and its wildlife in many ways.
Partnering with the team from the Friends of the Mahoning to assist in trash and tire removal from the river and providing a location for tires to be staged before recycling. With the heavy amounts of trash the accumulates in the Mahoning, it is important that the river be cleaned to the best of our ability to ensure the wildlife thrives.
Soils Inc. also works direct with the Pennsylvania Game Commission in waterfowl conservation and studies on the property. The water filled area provides adequate waterfowl migration stops, resulting in a place research can easily take place.
On July 23rd 2022, the Friends of the Mahoning hosted their third annual River Clean up event. Soils Incorporated are honored to be a part of this event and assist as much as we can!
In 2020, the volunteers were able to collect 70 tires and 58 tires in 2021.
In 2022, the volunteers were able to collect 183 tires and numerous bags full of trash from the river!