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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

Taking application for a Administrative Assistant/Outreach Coordination until October 1st.

Lime Spreader & No-Till Drill Rental

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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.  If you would like to schedule rental call our office for more information.

2021 Trappers Workshop

We are once again planning to hold a Trappers Workshop on October 30 & 31, 2021. This no-cost event will be hosted by the Ohio State Trappers Association in cooperation with Shawnee State Park and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

This workshop will consist of indoor instruction with much of the time spent in the field with hands-on instruction and participation.  For more information or to register call the Scioto SWCD at 740-259-9231 Ext. 4 or email info@sciotoswcd.org.

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

Hunter Education Course

A Hunter Education Course is being offered on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 8:00 AM until approximately 8:00 PM at the Frederick Freewill Baptist Church located on Frederick Road in South Webster.  Spaces are still available for this class and if interested please visit Wildlife Home (s3licensing.com) to register.  If you need more information or details please call the Scioto SWCD at 740-259-9231 ext. 4.

Common Milkweed Pod Collection

In cooperation with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI), the Scioto SWCD is collecting common milkweed pods again this year from September 1 - October 31.  If you would like to help us in this collection by dropping off milkweed pods you can do so at our office.  There will be a green container located in front of the office that the pods can be left in.  Pods collected should be mature and brown, not still green.  They should also be put in paper sacks or bags and plastic bags should be avoided.  For more information see this OPHI factsheet and these pod collection tips.

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)

Items Of Interest

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

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 2                        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.