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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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History & Tourism

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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Schools

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…

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Forest Wildflowers Late This Year; Follow Ohio Wildflower Bloom Report

5 Apr , 2017  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers during the month of April. Follow along as the bloom unfolds from south to north this spring with the Ohio wildflower bloom report, published each Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year’s season started quite early, when spring-like weather arrived in mid-February. But March brought freezing temperatures and snow to much of Ohio, putting the wildflower season on pause. More…

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Ohio Bird Sanctuary Unveils New Website

19 Mar , 2017  

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, located on Orweiler Road southwest of Ontario, has a new and larger online presence.

The new site provides substantially more resources than its predecessor. In addition to tour, event, and location details, the website introduces the variety of birds at the Sanctuary; discusses avian care with information on dealing with injured birds; provides an overview of educational programming including camps, field trips, and homeschooling resources; and much more. More…

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ODNR Encourages Boating Education As Spring Nears

9 Mar , 2017  

During the week of March 19-25, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are encouraging boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by enrolling in a boating education course. This national boating safety campaign was created to help educate boaters and reduce the number of serious boating accidents.

“The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft wants to ensure every effort is made to promote boater safety and encourage education on the water,” said Mike Bailey, chief of the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft. “The Spring Aboard campaign is a great tool we use to help limit the number of serious accidents that occur on Ohio’s waterways.” More…

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History & Tourism

Maple Syrup At Malabar: Continued

5 Mar , 2017  

Back on February 22, we shared a story concerning the Maple Syrup Festival at Malabar Farm State Park, which takes place this weekend and next.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted an interesting short video about maple syrup production at Malabar. More…

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ODNR Talks Open Burning Precautions

3 Mar , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans to take precautions while burning debris this spring and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control. More…

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