The Mud Run Conservancy is dedicated to preserving, conserving, protecting and restoring the land and water resources in the upper watershed of Mud Run. The Mud Run is a spring fed creek in Mad River Township, Clark County, Ohio.


“Ohio is blessed with an abundance of water, and under the right circumstances could become an economic powerhouse, but only if this resource is cared for and not squandered.”

Gary Beeber Film, Water

Mad River Song

“Take care of the water that gave us life, Got to be willing to sacrifice! Keep it in rhythm and let it flow.”

(Take a listen to this song knowing that Coyote Run and Pup Creek are tributaries of the Mud Run which is a tributary of the Mad River. Ohio’s streams need our protection.)

Donate today to help us protect the Mud Run Watershed.

This rather interesting insect was swept up during the Mud Run survey conducted by the Midwest Biodiversity Institute. Do you know what it is? Click here for more info on this ferocious inhabitant of the Mud Run!

Dragonhunter Dragonfly, (Hagenius brevistylus)

Here are more interesting creatures found during the same Mud Run survey. These two little guys were found among the water cress in a primary headwater stream of Mud Run. Click here for more info on this sticky fish!

“What’s important is protecting the quality of this stream and the watershed. That is first and foremost.” Tom Allen

Help improve the waters in the Mad River Watershed by attending any of the following activities:


  • Write the director of the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Mary Mertz and request the Mad River receive a scenic river destination due to its unique spring fed waters and its important cold water fisheries.
  • Volunteer with Mud Run Conservancy and educate the citizens about the abundant water resources of our township and the need to protect and preserve them.
  • The Mad River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is an organization whose focus is to study, protect and restore the Mad River. Get involved with Trout Unlimited and protect The Mad, Ohio’s principal trout stream of Ohio. Click to view the latest TU Mad River Chapter newsletter.

last update 07/2024

The Mud Run Conservancy is dedicated to the well-being of the Mud Run Watershed. This valuable resource encompasses over 20 miles of waterways and includes the Mud Run Creek, Clear Creek, a major tributary, two minor tributaries, fens, wetlands and dozens of natural springs.