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Current Events

Bobwhite Quail Habitat Workshop

Scioto SWCD in cooperation with Pheasants and Quail Forever, NRCS, Ohio Division of Wildlife and Ohio Division of Forestry will be holding a Bobwhite Quail Habitat Workshop at a Scioto County farm on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Multiple habitat management practices will be discussed as well as reviewing some quail and wildlife habitat that has been implemented on the farm. If you would like to learn more about improving quail and wildlife habitat on your property plan to join us. The event is free but registration is required and lunch will be provided by the Crown City Quail Forever chapter. More information on the workshop can be found on the flyer under the Events tab.

2023 CSI: Shawnee Science Camp

The application period is currently open for those interested in the 2023 CSI: Shawnee Science Camp to be held at the Boy Scouts Camp Oyo on June 20-22.  Registration this year will be capped at 45 campers.  For more information and the application please see Science Camp under the Events tab.

Ohio Landowner/Hunter Access Partnership

The Ohio Division of Wildlife will resume taking applications from interested landowners for the Landowner/Hunter Access Partnership (OLHAP) program beginning June 1 until July 15. This program is intended to provide additional hunting opportunities for the general public by compensating landowners for land they enroll in the program. The compensation amount varies depending on the cover of the land enrolled in the program. If you are a landowner interested in finding out more about the program you can call our office or visit the OLHAP website at Ohio Landowner/Hunter Access Partnership Program | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (

Soil Testing Service Available

Whether it is a garden, lawn, hay or pasture or crop field, or food plot, before you apply lime or fertilizer it is recommended to get a soil test.  A soil test can tell you current pH and nutrient levels and provide more accurate lime and fertilizer recommendations based on what you are growing, possibly saving on fertilizer costs.  To drop off soil samples at our office please call before stopping in.  Guidelines for taking soil samples as well as the current soil sample price list can be found on the Agriculture page under the Services tab.  If you have any questions on soil testing please give our office a call.

Rain Barrel Kits Available

Scioto SWCD has rain barrel kits currently available.  Included is everything you need to install a rain barrel except for a few tools.  Included is the downspout diverter kit and a 55-gallon food grade plastic barrel donated by G&J Pepsi in Franklin Furnace.  These rain barrel kits are easy to install.  A video demonstrating installation can be found at DIY Rain Barrel Construction and Installation Kit (w/ Downspout Diverter) (  The cost for the kit and barrel is $30.00 plus tax.  If interested please call our office for more information or to set up a time to come in and purchase one.

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 or call our office for more information.

Equipment for Rent

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Public Notice:

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 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

January 10

February 7

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6

July 11

August 1

September 5

October 3

November 7

December 5

Scioto SWCD
12167A State Route 104
Lucasville OH 45648
740-259-9231 Ext. 4

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