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Whirlwind Ohio State Park Tour Includes Local Stops

13 Nov , 2019  

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Naturalist undertook a tour of all 75 Ohio state parks…with the surprising goal of visiting all 75 within 10 days. As she traveled, ‘Naturalist Richelle’ used internet and social media to blog and vlog her trip, allowing others to follow her adventures. Read More

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Division of Forestry Provides Grants to Ohio Fire Departments

8 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry recently provided more than $100,000 in fire and EMS equipment to dozens of rural fire departments throughout Ohio. “The state is proud to partner with rural fire departments to help ensure that they have the tools they need to carry out their first responder duties and protect the public,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Equipment was provided to more than 60 departments for free.” Read More

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ODNR Offering Discounts for Veterans and Active Duty Military

4 Nov , 2019  

In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off camping, getaway rentals, and state-operated cabin stays during November. “It’s always a privilege to host the brave individuals who served to protect our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We hope veterans, along with their friends and families, will have the opportunity to make special memories at Ohio state parks.” Read More

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Reminder: No Open Burning During Wildfire Season

6 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry reminds Ohioans to take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall, and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM from October 1 through November 30. Read More

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ODNR Encourages You To Go Leaf Peeping

6 Oct , 2019  

Even if you are not planning to go on a hike or pack up a tent and camp out this fall, you can take advantage of the easiest way to welcome fall with almost no effort required: leaf peeping. Leaf peeping is, simply put, just the act of looking at leaves to observe the color change that takes place during fall. This activity is so popular that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., maintains a Fall Color Forecast to help people find the best locations to view and enjoy the beautiful colors that accompany the onset of fall in Ohio. Read More

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First Hunting Season Has Begun

29 Sep , 2019  

Richland County hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer as archery season opened on Saturday. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, the white-tailed deer is the most sought-after game animal in Ohio. Approximately 370,000 people hunted deer in the state last year. Read More

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ODNR Chooses Mohican For Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend

13 Jun , 2019  

The 6th Annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend will kick off on Friday, September 13 and run through Sunday, September 15 at Mohican State Park. This annual Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) event blends boating, fishing and outdoor skills with numerous nature and conservation activities. Registration opens on June 19 at 10 AM. Hosted by ODNR divisions of Parks and Watercraft and Wildlife, the weekend features many popular recreational workshops. Up to 120 participants will have an opportunity to improve their skills in boating, fishing and other nature-oriented activities. Read More

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All About Richland, Sports

Walleye Plentiful This Summer, ODNR Shares

9 Jun , 2019  

Richland County anglers love their walleye fishing. Ample stock and good sport is available at local spots such as Shelby Reservoir #3. There, walleye can be caught on minnows, artificial lures, and nightcrawler harnesses. Drifting or trolling a nightcrawler is effective during summer for walleye at the reservoir, according to the reservoir homepage on the Ohio Department of National Resources. Read More

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ODNR Seeks Nominations for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame

6 Jun , 2019  

Nominations are now being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has been the state's top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement. Read More

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History & Tourism

Malabar Inn Restaurant To Reopen In 2020

23 May , 2019  

The restaurant near Malabar Farm State Park will remain closed in 2019 for renovations, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “We recognize the Malabar Inn Restaurant is an important part of the community, and this closure is unfortunate,” said Glen Cobb, chief of the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft. “We plan to complete renovations on this historic building in 2019 and reopen sometime in 2020.” Read More

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Buckeye Blooms On Their Way: State Flower Blooms Locally

22 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: This story, first posted earlier this month, has been updated with additional information from ODNR. Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. Read More

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Ohio’s Lakes To Be Stocked With Rainbow Trout, Including Two In County

4 Mar , 2019  

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at Adams Lake in Adams County. Read More

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

26 Feb , 2019  

Richland County’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses. On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Read More

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ODNR Forest Fire Protection Area Expanded To Include All Of Richland, Ashland

10 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced the expansion of the ODNR Division of Forestry’s Forest Fire Protection Area. This expansion brings in all of Richland and Ashland Counties. Read More

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