MINERAL CITY -- Marissa Geib, a recent graduate of Malone University, has accepted a position with Rural Action as the Watershed coordinator for the Huff Run and Mud Run Watersheds.

Geib graduated from Sandy Valley High School, and attended Kent State University for post-secondary during her junior and senior years.

She had horse projects in 4-H and is a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau.

Geib has been involved with the Huff Run Watershed since 2007, as a volunteer, member, and board member. She has held three internships with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resource Management.

During those internships, she was able to gain extensive experience in chemical water quality sampling, macroinvertebrate sampling, and watershed organizational management. She has presented two academic research projects related to research conducted in Huff Run Watershed.

Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership (HRWRP) is a community group dedicated to improving the water quality and stream habitat in the watershed. They meet every third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Huff Run Watershed office in Mineral City. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. to find out more go to www.huffrun.org.

Mud Run Stream Keepers is a community group forming in central Tuscarawas County, dedicated to reclaiming and restoring abandoned mine projects in the Mud Run Watershed, including the village of Tuscarawas.

They meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Warwick Township Building in Tuscarawas. The public is encouraged to attend.

Visit www.facebook.com/mudrunwatershed the public is welcome and encouraged to attend both organization's meetings to learn more about the work that is going on in the Huff Run and Mud Run watersheds.

The water quality is slowly improving, and every year hundreds of children receive environmental education from the AmeriCorps vounteers who work with the watersheds.