Working to promote & protect the Great Miami River Watershed

Our initiative brings key partners in the Greater Dayton community together to promote, preserve and protect our watershed. Students, faculty and staff work with community members, stakeholders, and local organizations to build community around our rivers. We focus on promoting learning and undergraduate research. Our multifaceted projects bring both the University and the Dayton community to the river.


UD students sleep out to show support for pipeline protest

Students recently slept in solidarity with protesters in Standing Rock ND concerning the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Dayton Daily News story >

WHIO-TV/Channel 7 coverage >

WDTN-TV/Channel 2 coverage >


What the River Knows

National Geographic highlighted the City of Dayton, the Great Miami River, Five Rivers Fountain of Lights and the River Stewards in their blog Water Current on Nov. 1, 2016.

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Our Strategic Plan

Planning for the future of the Great Miami River watershed

Learn more about how our vision, our mission and our goals influence and enhance regional natural resources.

Rivers Video

Video: River Stewards

Engaging with our natural resources.

See how the University of Dayton Rivers Stewards are getting involved in the Miami Valley's groundwater resource.

River Stewards 2016

River Stewards Orientation 2016

WDTN-TV/Channel 2 reports on the River Stewards' two-day kayak trip down the Great Miami River.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445