NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The Mud Run Watershed Spring Tour will be Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.

The shuttle will pick guests up at the Sharon Moravian Church, 4776 Moravian Church Road SE, New Philadelphia.

They will travel to several future remediation sites, as well as view a fish shocking demonstration. Those attending will have a free lunch.

The Mud Run Stream, just south of New Philadelphia, was severely impacted by unregulated coal mining, resulting in orange, acidic water known as acid mine drainage (AMD).

Through funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, work will begin this year at the first remediation project in the Mud Run Watershed.

Earlier this month, 160 students joined the Mud Run Stream Keepers, AmeriCorps volunteers and community members for the second annual Watershed Improvement, Science and Education (WIISE) Day. Whether catching bugs, shocking fish, or competing at education stations, a fun time was had by everyone.