Protecting our water. Preserving our future.

Information Meeting Sponsored by FWAP so Property Owners Can Protect Themselves

Information Meeting Sponsored by FWAP so Property Owners Can Protect Themselves

Dear Tappan and Seneca Lake Neighbors and Friends, By now you have probably heard that yet another reservoir in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will be leased for fracking. Tappan Lake is next on the chopping block as the MWCD continues to plunder valuable public resources for profit. As we have warned our friends and neighbors at Seneca and...

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

Lea Harper, Managing Director of FreshWater Accountability Project, addressed the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Annual Meeting of the Conservancy Court, the overseeing body of the conservancy, in another attempt to convince the district that they should not be selling massive quantities of water to be destroyed to support a temporary, toxic...

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

April 21, 2014 — The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board Meeting held last Friday, April 18, 2014, provided another stunning example of how the conservancy district is allowed to tax property owners in the district without accountability to respond to their concerns, represent their best interests and “conserve.” The MWCD is a large political...

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

On April 2 we met with Representative Brian Hill’s aide, Brandon Ogden. Now we’re following up regarding the discussion we had about Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. You may find the links useful at the end of this message Dear Brandon: Please share this with Representative Hill for his information. I am assembling a mailing for Muskingum...

Why is MWCD Ignoring Science?

Why is MWCD Ignoring Science?

Sometimes we find ourselves asking some tough questions: why are the people who are supposed to protect us and our assets ignoring the facts? FWAP commissioned a report from a well-known hydrogeologist from New York. No one in NY would allow fracking of a reservoir, and yet, despite the science and the pleas to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District...

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) prevailed in court last week in a lawsuit initiated under Ohio’s Open Records Act to obtain the addresses of those who lease residential and commercial property from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).