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.


The Conservancy supports the efforts of Citizens Against Mining (CAM) to protect Mud Run and our groundwater resources from any damage or contamination from the proposed limestone quarry on Fairfield Pike, Clark County, Ohio. The following is from a CAM FB post on June 5, 2022. Thanks for reading….

“Enon Sand & Gravel (ES&G) is a subsidiary of Jurgensen Companies, Cincinnati, OH. They want to dig a DEEP hole to mine limestone on 421 acres surrounded by 200+ homes in Mad River Township. Once they’ve exhausted all legal avenues to avoid it, the next step for ES&G is to file for a conditional use permit at the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

The Clark County Board of Appeals consists of five members, appointed for five years by the Clark County Commissioners. Once each month, board members hear applications for variances (placement of a shed closer to house than allowed in zoning rules) and conditional use requests (use of property for a non-traditional use like mining on land zoned for agriculture).

When will ES&G file their application? We have no idea but we do know we’ll only have a few weeks notice of the BZA hearing date and we want to prepare the surrounding homeowners and community now of the BZA process and what’s at stake.

Keep checking back for news and updates. Help us by sharing this post. You can find the WHOLE five year story of this fight in earlier Facebook posts and on our website

For the record – all ten CAM Board members volunteer their time. No one is in a paid position, and all donations go directly fighting the quarry. The legal fees make this fight expensive and we need your donations to keep fighting. If you want to help, send a check to CAM, PO Box 222, Enon, OH 45323. It’s not too late to send $100 to join CAM for 2022!.”

Mad River Song

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. Head water streams need our protection.

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

Tom Allen is a protector of the Mad! He was named Person of the Year for 2022. Much thanks goes to Tom for his watchful eye on all things trout and Mad! Click here to read about this recipient’s accomplishments.

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Do you know about the redside dace? This fish is a cold-water indicator species found in an unnamed tributary of the Mud Run. A robust and sustainable population was observed  in the stream on June 8 of 2018!
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 Men 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.

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.