Captina Conservancy has officially released its Captina Creek Aquatic Trail Guide. The free booklet contains information, pictures, and written descriptions of the habitats and typical aquatic organisms found at four different locations along Captina Creek. Captina Creek is one of the most diverse watersheds in Ohio, with over 56 different species of fish and 100 different taxa of macroinvertebrates calling it home. Now local residents and out-of-town visitors alike can gain a fuller appreciation for Captina’s unique beauty by visiting the tour stops and looking for the particular fish and bugs found in each location.

The Aquatic Trail Guide dovetails with Captina Conservancy’s previously released Birding Trail Guide. Both publications are available at each trail location: Powhatan Point, Alledonia, Rainbow’s End, and Raven Rocks. The Aquatic Trail Guide is also available for free download on Captina Conservancy’s website: www.captina.org, as well as directions to each trail stop.

The guide was made possible by partnerships with the following: The Belmont County Tourism Council provided grant funding for design and printing done by Silverlake Graphics. Brian Zimmerman of the Ohio State University Stream and River Ecology Lab and the Cacapon Institute provided illustrations, as well as Johnathan Burkhart and Ralph Pfingsten.

Captina Conservancy is a private nonprofit land trust working to conserve natural and agricultural lands in Belmont, Monroe, and surrounding counites by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition and through the stewardship of such land and/or easements. For questions or to learn more about Captina Conservancy, please visit www.captina.org.