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NOTICE:

The district office is open for business, but the door will be kept locked.

If you do need to visit our office please knock or call 740-259-9231 ext. 4 and we will meet you at the door to talk with you.

At this time due to USDA federal guidance we are not allowed to let anyone in the office.

Thank you for your understanding as we all work through this current situation.

Current Events

2021 CSI: Shawnee Science Camp

Registration is now open for the 2021 Science Camp scheduled for July 19-21 at Camp Oyo.  Go to the CSI: Shawnee  Science Camp drop down under the Events tab for more information and the registration form.  The registration  deadline is June 11, 2021.

Pollinator Plantings

The Scioto SWCD is interested in working with our Scioto County schools and any other interested organizations and land owners on developing plans for the installation of pollinator habitat plantings.  As many people are aware, many pollinator species are in decline and there is currently a large emphasis on restoring and conserving pollinator habitat.  If you are interested in pursuing this for your property please call or email our office and we will work with you on bringing this to fruition.

Items Of Interest

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Lime Spreader & No-Till Drill Rental

The Scioto SWCD has a Stolzfus 5-ton capacity lime spreader and a Land Pride 606 no-till drill available for rental.  Go to the Agriculture page under the Services tab to find the rental agreements and rental rates.  If you would like to schedule rental call our office for more information.

Native Plant Month

April is Native Plant Month in Ohio.  Ohio is blessed with a wide diversity of plant life and this month is a prime time to view many of Ohio's native plants in bloom.  These native plants create a healthier and more biodiverse ecosystem providing benefits to many of our native insect species.  Spend time enjoying our native plants in bloom but please remember it is not legal to dig plants from state parks, nature preserves or forests to take to your home.  For more information on Ohio's native wildflowers visit ODNR's Wildflower's page at Wildflowers | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ohiodnr.gov)

Programs Of Interest

Public Notice:

The Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will meet in 2021 on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at the Lucasville Service Center at 12167 State Route 104, Lucasville, Ohio. The first meeting of 2021 will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District promises to be a customer-focused, results-oriented organization that provides leadership in conserving and improving natural resources. The district provides a partnership effort to help conserve, maintain, and improve natural resources. Anyone interested in conservation practices can find more on the district website www.sciotoswcd.org or call the district office at 740-259-9231 ext. 4. The District was formed in 1946 as a legally organized subdivision of the State of Ohio that is governed by a volunteer Board of Supervisors elected by Scioto County residents. The 2021 supervisors are: Thomas Turner, Wheelersburg, James L Pertuset, Portsmouth, William L (Bill) Lewis, Lucasville, David Otworth, Franklin Furnace, and Loretta McClure, Wheelersburg. Meetings are open to the public and the media. If you would like to receive notices about special meetings, meeting topics or time and date changes for regular meetings, please contact the district administrator:

Scioto SWCD

12167A State Route 104

Lucasville, OH 45648 740-259-921 ext. 4 debby.basham@oh.nacdnet.net

2020 Regular Meeting Dates

January 5                             February 2
March 2                                        April 6
May 4                                            June 1 

July 6                                        August 3
Annual Meeting August 24
September 7                           October 5
November 2                        December 7

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12167 State Route 104
Lucasville, Ohio 45648