when Groundwork Cincinnati—Mill Creek began its work, Mill Creek was considered one of the most endangered urban rivers in North America. 

This urban river and other natural resources in the Mill Creek corridor are undergoing a slow but steady healing process.  Groundwork and its volunteers, students, partners, and consultants have completed 34 wildlife habitat, wetland, and streambank projects and planted thousands of trees and edible forest gardens. To date, about five miles of the blighted river corridor has been transformed into public greenspace, gardens, and trails. This ecological regeneration needs to continue. 

Restoration Partners:

Human Nature 

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

 NKU's Center for Environmental Restoration

Bridge to Bridge:

Laughing Brook art installation & Green infrastructure:


Caldwell Bank Stabilization:

Freedom Tree Edible Forest Garden:

Seymour tributary: