Photo Winner - Ohio River
2022 science camp at Camp Oyo
Photo provided by Ohio Division of Wildlife
Photo Winner - Ohio River
Scioto SWCD 2023 Tree & Seed Sale Underway
Winter is a great time to start planning for the upcoming spring planting season and the Scioto SWCD's 2023 Tree and Wildlife Seed sale is underway with orders being taken until February 14th. Again, this year we are offering a selection of deciduous and evergreen tree species in packets of 25 trees per species as well as a wildlife tree and shrub packet and a wet soils tree packet. Also available are dwarf red globe peaches, shiitake mushroom kits, wild ginger, partridge berry and a variety of seed mixes as well as bat and bluebird houses. Check out the Tree Sale Order Form under the events tab for a full list of items, prices and payment information. If you have any questions please give us a call.
Conservation School 2023
The Scioto SWCD in cooperation with OSU Extension and Shawnee State Park is again holding our Conservation School for the first time since 2020. The event is planned for Tuesday evening February 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Scioto County Career and Technical Center. We will be offering a wide variety of presentations on some of our favorite past topics as well as a few new ones.
Registration is $15.00 with children 12 and under free. A soup and sandwich dinner will be provided to start the evening. The registration form with further details is found under the Events tab at the top of the page. If you have any questions feel free to call our office and we hope to see you there.
Woodland Legacy Planning Program
The Ohio State University Extension and Central State University Extension along with local partners will be offering a Woodland Landowner Legacy Planning program on Thursday February 9 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Nile Twp. Community Center in Friendship, Ohio. This is a free educational program aimed at providing woodland landowners with tools to help you take the first steps in ensuring your forests remain forests and are taken care of the way you wish. For registration and further information see the flyer under the Events tab.
Local Food Producers & Food Sources Guide
The Scioto SWCD is in the process of compiling a local food producers guide. The goal for this guide is to provide a listing of local food producers, including CSA's and farmers markets, that provide fresh, healthy, local foods for sale to the public.
If you are a local food producer and would like to be listed in this guide please send your business name, contact information and information about what you raise and offer for sale to email@example.com or call our office for more information.
Ohio Division of Wildlife WILD School Sites
The ODNR Division of Wildlife provides workshops for educators, on-site consultations, grants, and resource materials to help school site planners select and create WILD School Site projects and activities.
Schools can apply for grants for $500 from September 1st to May 31st each calendar year.
A WILD School Site is any school property used by students, teachers, and the school community as a place to learn about and benefit wildlife and the environment.
WILD School Sites function within the premise that every school, regardless of size and location, provides outdoor educational opportunities that can and should be part of an integrated environmental education program.
WILD School Sites provide opportunities for students to apply and use what they know.
A WILD School Site project is any action, small or large, that improves the schoolyard habitat for wildlife and people.
If you are a teacher or involved with a local school and want more information contact our office or visit the Division of Wildlife website at WILD School Sites | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ohiodnr.gov)
Conservation Program Opportunities
Equipment for Rent
Items Of Interest
The Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District's Board of Supervisors will meet in 2023 on the first Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise stated, at 8:00 AM at the USDA Service Center, 12167A State Route 104, Lucasville, Ohio. The Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District strives to work with local landowners, residents, businesses, organizations, and units of government in providing a partnership effort to help conserve, maintain, and improve Scioto County's natural resources. Anyone interested in conservation practices can find more on the District website at www.sciotoswcd.org or call the District office at 740-259-9241 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 2023 Supervisors are Thomas Turner, Wheelersburg; James L. Pertuset, Portsmouth; William L Lewis, Lucasville; David Otworth, Franklin Furnace; Matt Lewis, West Portsmouth. 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 2023 Regular Board Meeting Dates