BATH TWP. - The Friends of Yellow Creek is a non-profit, citizen group dedicated to the preservation and protection of Yellow Creek and its tributaries, which wind through two counties and nine political subdivisions, including Bath, Copley, Fairlawn and Richfield.
Recently FOYC members on the Stream Naming Committee, led by the late Ron Czerski, undertook assiduous historical research and the collection of oral histories. The goal was to unearth the names of the runs, rills and rivulets of Yellow Creek. Over the course of the research, names were verified from several sources, and spreadsheets, maps, dates, and other visuals were compiled. Now the committee’s research has resulted in 18 highly credible names for 18 “streamlets” of Yellow Creek.
A PowerPoint presentation on this lengthy research and its ultimate findings will be given by FOYC member Marty Murphy during the Bath Trustees meeting of June 3, which begins at 7 p.m., at 3864 W. Bath Road. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“We are hoping that the names will be added to the official maps of Bath Township and Summit County,” FOYC member Maryanne Rackoff, stated in an email.
The group also hopes to contact the State of Ohio and the U.S. Geological Survey to ensure the identification of these historic parts of the Yellow Creek Watershed.
Visit www.yellowcreekwatershed.org for other information and maps of Yellow Creek.