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North Lake Park Stream Clean Up Announced

20 Jun , 2018  

The City of Mansfield has announced that this year’s edition of the City’s Stream Outreach Program, Operation S.O.S. (Save our Streams) will involve a clean-up at North Lake Park.

According to the City, “litter, debris, and illegal dumping are ongoing problems. Litter and debris can stop water flow in our storm drains and cause flooding. This same litter and debris can enter into the storm drains thereby entering our streams and affecting our water quality. This same accumulation of litter and debris reflects to visitors just how much pride we have in our community.” More…

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They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

30 May , 2018  

Note: Published last year, this article has been updated for summer 2018. 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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Cook Healthy, Cook Happy

24 May , 2018  

Kingwood Center Gardens is offering a class to whet your healthy appetite.

This healthy cooking class is taught by Anne Massie of Altered Eats, and will focus on dressing up seasonal vegetables. The class includes printed recipes, samples of several dishes and a live cooking demo with healthy eating pointers. More…

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Drink Healthy Straight From Your Garden

18 May , 2018  

It’s an opportunity to learn about growing your own ingredients for some delicious summer refreshment.

Local herb and foraging guru Nicolas Copley will present “Herbal Teas from the Garden” at the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden next Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Participants will learn how to transform their own herb gardens into a source for refreshment. More…

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Second Arbor Day Celebration Planned

11 May , 2018  

The City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission is pleased to announce the second program offered to celebrate Arbor Day 2018 and their participation in the 22rd Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration.

On Monday, May 14 at 1:00 PM, a representative of the Shade Tree Commission will visit Malabar Intermediate School. Fourth Grade students and give a brief presentation on the history and importance of Arbor Day, as well as discussing the importance of trees in an urban setting. Tree seedlings will then be distributed to the students. More…

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Community Gardening Time Arrives

6 May , 2018  

It’s time for community gardens to again take root across Richland County.

Found in many countries of the world, in American community gardens vary in shape, size, and function, but are similar in a goal of bridging the gap between people and nature is central to their creation. These gardens weaken the divide between nature and culture, city and country, and producer and consumer. More…

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Mohican Wildlife Weekend Is Almost Here

23 Apr , 2018  

Come join the fun April 27-29 for the twentieth Mohican Wildlife Weekend! This year includes over 30 programs to choose from, enriching the mind with tons of activities for any age. The activities are located across 13 locations over the course of the weekend. This unique opportunity allows curious minds to learn about the rich history and beautiful wildlife abundant in Richland and Ashland counties. More…

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Wildflowers Are Blooming In Buckeye Land

12 Apr , 2018  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers during the months of April and May. 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 late February. But March brought freezing temperatures and snow to much of Ohio, putting the wildflower season on pause. More…

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Explore The Wild In Your Own Backyard

10 Apr , 2018  

Explore the wild in your backyard! That’s the greeting on the website for the 2018 edition of Mohican Wildlife Weekend, the annual local mega celebration of all things outdoors.

The fun takes place later this month, from April 27 through April 29. More…

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You Can Fish For Free The First Weekend Of May

9 Apr , 2018  

Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers 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. This is the only weekend all year that does not require anyone 16-years-old or older to obtain a fishing license. More…

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Join In Just Walk Richland Trashercise

2 Apr , 2018  

Just Walk Richland walk leaders will lead a series of walks along the B&O trail. Walks will start at various locations each week, and as an end result, “connect the trail”. Participants are encouraged to pick up litter (trashercise) and help beautify the trail in the process.

These walks are scheduled to run every Monday from today through May 15, starting at 5:30 PM. More…

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New Richland County Foundation Fund Seeks To Protect Nature Preserves

2 Apr , 2018  

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy recently established a designated fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund will generate annual support for the nonprofit organization, and it will benefit from the Foundation’s professional asset management.

The NCOLC mission is to protect the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area. It purchases land that is botanically significant and then dedicates it as a nature preserve, utilizing conservation easements. More…

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