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Third Annual Pollinator Festival This Weekend

2 Aug , 2017  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Third Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival this weekend at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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Pick You Own Fruit, Richland County Style

29 Jul , 2017  

What’s better than biting into juicy, flavorful fresh fruit? Picking your own garden fresh fruit! Venture into the great outdoors of Richland County this summer where you can find pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and more! Fruit-picking makes for an enjoyable afternoon with a tasty payoff, so bring your family and friends too for a chance to make lasting memories. More…

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Magnificent Moths

18 Jul , 2017  

Did you know that Ohio is home to over 3,000 species of moths? Come find some! More…


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Snakes And Turtles And Frogs. Oh My!

13 Jul , 2017  

Are you a fan of things that slink or crawl along the ground? If so, this weekend’s Ohio Amphibian and Reptile Festival might be just the place for you!

Do you have questions about what species of snakes are found in Richland County? Do native turtles really spread diseases? Are there any venomous snakes in our area? Have you ever held a live snake, turtle, frog or salamander? More…

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Earth Stewardship Celebration To Be Held Friday

12 Jul , 2017  

The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to mark the conclusion of the 21st Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration with its annual Awards Ceremony this Friday at 11:30 AM in Central Park.

The awards ceremony will recognize the many projects, organizations, sponsors, and participants who have made the Earth Stewardship Celebration a success, including those who participated in the 6th Annual Take Pride Contest. More…


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They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

23 Jun , 2017  

Note: Published last year, this article has been updated for summer 2017. Some 160 years ago, visitors to the Dartmoor region of southwest England began to do something rather peculiar. Those hiking on the moors would place a letter or postcard inside a designated box along the trail as a mark that they had visited. Those who would come after them would, in turn, post letters back to those who had left them. Soon, these “letterboxes” were carefully hidden so that they would be difficult to discover. More…

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Paddle Ohio This Summer

10 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering a series of Paddle Ohio canoe floats this summer to promote paddling on Ohio’s state-designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers, water trails and select state park lakes. More…

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Safe Boating & Fishing Festival This Saturday

9 Jun , 2017  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park is holding a Safe Boating & Fishing Festival this Saturday, as a part of Ohio Goes Boating Month.

All events are free, and take place between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. More…


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Welcome to Ohio Goes Boating Month

2 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as ‘Ohio Goes Boating Month’ by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. More…

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OSUM Professor Receives $25K Grant For Community Focused Project

12 May , 2017  

The Ohio State University Mansfield has announced that faculty member Kip Curtis has been awarded a $25,000 Connect and Collaborate Grant from the university. More…


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Rock On This Weekend At Gorman

11 May , 2017  

Are you a rock hound?

This Saturday, May 13, you can learn all about fossils, minerals, rocks, and geology as Gorman Nature Center presents GNC Rock & Fossil Day. More…

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Free Fishing Weekend Across Ohio

18 Apr , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources invites Richland Countians to join their statewide counterparts in a weekend of angling.

Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, you are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. More…