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Extreme Weather Calls For Extreme Farming

3 Dec , 2019  

Recent extreme weather events have created difficulties for many Ohio farmers. Many fields were left unplanted, and many of the fields that were planted suffered drown outs, yield losses and delayed harvests as farmers waited for crops to reach maturity. That is why the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), along with the SWCDs of Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne counties and the associated county Farm Bureaus, are working together to help farmers create a plan for these extreme weather events. Read More

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Local Agency Recognizes ‘Volunteer of the Year’ In A Unique Way

22 Nov , 2019  

A volunteer being recognized for their service may expect to receive a certificate or a plaque, but the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) opted to do something a bit different. With assistance from Gorman Nature Center and the Village of Lexington, a Redbud tree was planted on Friday, November 15 at Gorman Nature Center in honor of Mark Meinzer, the Richland SWCD’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Read More

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Soil And Water Conservation District Celebrates

10 Nov , 2019  

Conservation was celebrated in Richland County at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration held on Thursday, November 7. The evening included a buffet dinner catered by The Vault and the public election to elect one board supervisor. Fred Cooke was re-elected to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and will join other current Board Supervisors Brian Alt, Aaron Dearth, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum. Read More

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Soil and Water Student Internship Positions Available

9 Oct , 2019  

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications from current college students for two (2) paid internship positions. Both internships begin January 2020, and the application deadline is November 1. One position will assist with the Clean Water Act’s Municipal Stormwater MS4 program and the second will assist with the 9-Element Plan program. Details and how to apply for each position may be found on the Richland SWCD website or by calling 419.747.8686. Read More

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Get Your Fall Pond Fish Right Here

19 Aug , 2019  

Fall is right on the doorstep, and the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is taking the occasion to offer fish for sale during its 2019 Fall Fish Sale. The fish offered in this sale adapt very well in private ponds and lakes throughout the county. Read More

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Manure And You

18 Jul , 2019  

Bet you haven’t seen that headline on a news story before, have you? Actually, it’s the name of a workshop hosted on Tuesday, August 20 by the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District and others. It promises to be a complete look at all aspects of manure and fertilizer, from testing to its application in a variety of agricultural uses. Read More

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Become A Lake Monitor

14 Apr , 2019  

Are you a local outdoors enthusiast and a frequent visitor to area lakes? If so, there is a volunteer opportunity which might be just up your alley. The Richland Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a Lake Monitor Volunteer Training on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM at Charles Mill Lake. Read More

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RSWCD Looking For Precipitation Monitoring Volunteers

18 Jan , 2019  

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for individuals to participate in Precipitation Monitor Volunteer Training. Volunteers record rainfall and snowfall from work or home. Read More

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Spring Pond Fish Sale Underway

18 Apr , 2017  

Just as spring is peeking around the corner, local institutions are ramping up seasonal offerings. That includes the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, which has announced that its Spring Pond Fish Sale has begun. Read More

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