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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Clear Fork Reservoir

20 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

We are taking periodic looks at a variety of things in the Richland County area – some, like today, are geographic locations; other times, they will be organizations, or causes; or even events and happenings. Each time, we will collect details from across the Internet and combine them into a single list. More…

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Visit A New, Old Favorite At The Ohio State Fair

21 Jul , 2017  

An old favorite at the Ohio State Fair will have a bit of a new look next week as the annual summer event hits the Fairgrounds in Columbus. Bring your family and friends and explore the Natural Resources Park during the Fair, which runs from Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday August 6. More…

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Park District Issues Call For Volunteers

14 Jul , 2017  

Here’s an opportunity to connect a desire to help the community with a love of nature and the outdoors.

The Richland County Park District has issued a call for volunteers. More…



Is That A Maple? An Oak? Name that Tree!

28 Jun , 2017  

So you want to know your trees? On July 7, a class offered on The Ohio State University Mansfield campus will help you.

Called Name That Tree, the class will show you how to identify Ohio trees using common traits like their leaves. About half the class time will be spent outdoors practicing. The 600-acre campus is full of trees. More…


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Ohio Leads Tree City USA For Over Three Decades

3 Jun , 2017  

For the 36th consecutive year, Ohio was recognized as the nation’s leader in Tree City USA communities with 243 participating cities, villages and townships, according to information shared by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) this week.

Richland County has one of the highest rates of participation across the state. The county’s Tree City USA communities include Mansfield, Shelby, Ontario, Lexington, and Bellville. More…


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Wildlife Species Sighting Report Launched

17 May , 2017  

Have you seen any wild turkey or ruffed grouse lately? If you have, please report your sightings of these two iconic Ohio game birds! Reports can be made during May, June, July, and August online via the Wildlife Species Sighting Report here: You can now report sightings of other wildlife species online too! More…

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Great Ohio Planting Day Brings 110 Trees To Mohican

3 May , 2017  

Keep Ohio Beautiful hosted its annual Great Ohio Planting Day on Saturday, April 29, at the Class A campground of Mohican State Park in Loudonville.

Keep Ohio Beautiful, Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) worked together along with 46 volunteers to beautify and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, which was recently ravaged by the emerald ash borer by planting 110 new trees in honor of Arbor Day. More…


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Mohican Wildlife Weekend – Full Schedule Here

28 Apr , 2017  

Starting today, the opportunity exists to really get “back to nature” right here in our own backyard.

For the 16th time, outdoor-related venues in the Mohican and Mansfield area are concentrating special programming in a single weekend. The 2017 edition will take place through Sunday. In total, eleven attractions will open their doors and welcome visitors to a wide range of educational and entertaining events. More…


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Mohican Wildlife Weekend: Malabar Farm State Park

26 Apr , 2017  

Malabar Farm State Park is the site and/or host for many activities this weekend as a part of Mohican Wildlife Weekend and carrying forward its theme of “Ohio Pollinators.” Those include the following: More…


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Nature And History: Outstanding Weekends Ahead

23 Apr , 2017  

Your friends in Columbus and Cleveland may well brag about all there is to do and see in the big city. Without a doubt, urban areas do have unique attractions worth visiting.

Neither of these places, however, can claim the variety of natural and historic venues that north central Ohio can. Those attractions, all easy to get to along non-congested roadways, are on view over the next two weekends – and 1812Blockhouse will be taking that ride along with you. More…

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Arbor Day Event To Celebrate 22 Years As A Tree City USA

22 Apr , 2017  

The City of Mansfield has anounced that the National Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Mansfield a “Tree City USA” for the 22nd consecutive year. To receive this award, a community and its Shade Tree Commission must demonstrate a commitment to implementing a sound urban forestry policy. More…

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Great Ohio Planting Day Coming To Mohican State Park

11 Apr , 2017  

Families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day by participating in the Keep Ohio Beautiful annual Great Ohio Planting Day on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 AM at nearby Mohican State Park.

Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are inviting the public to help ODNR staff and volunteers to beautify and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, which was recently impacted by the emerald ash borer. More…


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Seasonal Camping Lottery Coming

12 Mar , 2017  

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is holding a Seasonal Campers Lottery on the 3rd Saturday in March, which is March 18th, for all park and marina locations.

A seasonal camper is one who maintains a seven month camping permit April 1 through October 31. Being a seasonal camper provides a number of advantages including camping rates that are significantly discounted over the regular nightly rate and the convenience of having first option at the same campsite year after year. Not to mention, your camper is ready and waiting for you at a moment’s notice. More…


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Nature Center Featuring Birds And Snow

6 Feb , 2017  

The Gorman Nature Center is a busy place, even in the winter! Here are several programs set for the remainder of Febraury at the Center, located at 2295 Lexington Avenue:

February 11 at 10:00 AM – Creative Writing in the Outdoors! — This class will be a chance for home-schooled kids who are interested in getting their creative juices flowing! It will be great opportunity for students who love to write and want more practice, as well as students who don’t usually enjoy classroom style writing projects, to get outside and fulfill school writing requirements in a fun way. More…

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ODNR Issues Outdoor Burning Reminder

14 Oct , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall.

Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during October and November. Burning is limited in the fall due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground in the form of grasses, weeds, fallen leaves, crops and crop debris. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.

“With fall’s windy and dry weather, trash and debris fires can quickly become unmanageable,” said Robert Boyles, Ohio’s state forester. “Burning leaves and tree debris under these conditions also increases the risk for wildfires. All it takes is a little wind to cause a debris fire to escape control and spread.” More…