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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 now only allowed to let one person in the office at a time.  Thank you for your understanding as we all work through this current situation.

Current Events

Scioto SWCD Accepting Applications for Administrative Assistant/Outreach Coordinator Until December 6th

Appalachian Water Research Exchange

The Appalachian Water Research Exchange (AWaRE) is a team of partners through The Ohio State University currently undertaking a project seeking to improve understanding of Appalachian water system management.  The project is looking for individuals in the Northwest Regional Water District who want to get their water tested for free and get paid $50 for participating.  They want to help improve water quality in Appalachia and raise awareness of water needs. 

The project is in progress and still seeking approximately 30 more individuals to speak with about their experience with tap water.  Please reach out to them if you are interested or have any questions about the project.

For more information visit their website: https://u.osu.edu/aware/

or contact Daniel Ma by email at ma.1081@osu.edu or phone 614-915-0922

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Application Deadline January 14, 2022

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the 2022 funding year of EQIP until January 14.  EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that has different funding categories available to help landowners protect the environment while promoting agricultural production, forest management and wildlife conservation.  If you are interested in learning more call our office or check this NRCS EQIP site for more information.

A new EQIP Turkey Priority Funding opportunity is currently available for landowners wishing to improve wild turkey and other wildlife habitat on their property.  Information on this opportunity can be found here.

Ohio Division of Wildlife OLHAP Program

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has launched a new program with a goal to increase hunter access to private lands in Ohio.  It is called the Ohio Landowner/Hunter Access Partnership program.  This program offers landowners financial incentives to allow hunting on their property.  To learn more about the OLHAP program visit Ohio Landowner/Hunter Access Partnership Program | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ohiodnr.gov)

Asian Longhorned Ticks in Ohio

The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis; ALHT) is an introduced tick species to the United States.  It was recently reported to have been found in Ohio.  Female ALHT can reproduce without mating and quickly establish large populations.  In the US they have been reported on both domestic and wild animal species possibly with heavy infestations causing distress and possibly transmitting disease to the animal.  More information on the ALHT can be found on the following Ohio State University factsheet:    ALT_handout_v5 (cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com

Equipment for Rent

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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.  For more information please call our office.

Items 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

2021 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 9                        December 7

The Scioto SWCD Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled monthly meetings are currently being held at 8:00 a.m. at the administration building at the Scioto County Fair Grounds.