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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ohio Riverís Wild Side

 
 
The Ohio Riverís Wild Side Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
1. The Ohio Riverís Wild Side Marker
Inscription.  Look carefully and you might see the Ohio Riverís wild side! During the warmer months, great blue herons wade the shallows while osprey fly overhead in search of fish. Bald eagles and waterfowl visit in winter, driven by northern cold to find food in the riverís open water. This area offers some of the Ohio Riverís greatest fish diversity—over 50 species—attracting both wildlife and people. Nearby Buckley Island provides nesting, feeding and resting habitat for migrating birds as part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The islandís underwater habitat is home to beaver and muskrat as well as native freshwater mussels with names like “monkeyface” and “pimpleback.”

Wildlife is making a comeback in todayís cleaner Ohio River but needs your help to protect and enhance shrinking habitats. Improved water quality, riverbanks rich in native vegetation, and areas offering less disturbances will help ensure a future for wildlife—and people—on the Ohio River.
 
Erected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Marietta Natural History
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNatural FeaturesNatural Resources.
 
Location. 39° 24.636′ N, 81° 27.109′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Front Street, on the left on Greene Street. It is just east of the Bicentennial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boiler Point (a few steps from this marker); Children Of American Revolutionary Soldiers Memoria (a few steps from this marker); The Public Landing (a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding (within shouting distance of this marker); Mariettaís Historic Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Durward Hoag (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
The Wild Side Marker and the Ohio River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
2. The Wild Side Marker and the Ohio River
Williamstown West Virginia is on the far bank.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Dec. 5, 2023