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Fireworks Update at MWCD Parks

  |  August 7, 2020
We continue to follow guidance and requirements from public health officials when making decisions about events at MWCD parks, and it is with that in mind we need to cancel all fireworks displays.

MWCD Chief of Recreation/ Chief Ranger Retires

  |  August 4, 2020
Scott Barnhart, Chief of Recreation/ Chief Ranger for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), served his last day on Friday, July 31, 2020 after more than 31 years of exemplary service.

MWCD Parks to Host Ranger Day!

  |  July 17, 2020
Participants will be able to meet and talk to MWCD Park Rangers, along with Law Enforcement officers from nearby agencies including K9 officers. The event includes demonstrations, giveaways including finger print kits, photo ops, and an obstacle course.

Summer Lakeviews Now Available Online!

  |  July 8, 2020
Featured in this issue: New Executive Director, Master Plan Project Status, Coshocton Forest, John Hoopingarner Recognition from US Army Corps of Engineers, Earth Day Clean-up, Reforestation Projects
Keywords: lakeviews, newsletter

July Fireworks Shows Postponed at MWCD Lake Parks

  |  June 3, 2020
It is our desire to reschedule all firework shows later this summer if at all feasible. Dates to be announced at a later time.

Campground Re-Open to Everyone on May 21, 2020

  |  May 18, 2020
Just in time for Memorial Day, we finally we received the news we've been waiting for, to re-open the campgrounds to EVERYONE!
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding MWCD Operations During COVID-19

  |  May 18, 2020
Information will be updated frequently to adapt to the continually evolving situation. 

MWCD Cabins, Marinas, and Park Offices Open Friday, May 15!

  |  May 13, 2020
Online reservations are available for boat rentals, and cabin reservations at www.mwcd.org.

MWCD Main Offices Re-Open Tuesday, May 12

  |  May 11, 2020
Prearranged appointments are strongly encouraged at the Bryce Browning building and are required at the Annex building.
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

UPDATED 05/11/2020: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding MWCD Operations During COVID-19

  |  May 6, 2020
Information will be updated frequently to adapt to the continually evolving situation.
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

Exciting News for MWCD Seasonal Campers and Dockers

  |  May 1, 2020
Based on the new order issued by Ohio Department of Health, MWCD campgrounds and docks will open tomorrow, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. for seasonal campers and dockers ONLY! Restrooms and showers remain closed. Daily camping is not yet permitted. We will post an update as soon as we have more information.
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

UPDATE: MWCD Campgrounds Remain Closed Until Further Notice

  |  April 28, 2020
As soon as we permitted by ODH, and when we feel confident that are prepared to open, we will provide that information.

UPDATE: MWCD campgrounds and marinas will be closed to the public through May 1, 2020

  |  April 3, 2020
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) prioritizes the safety and health of our community: the visitors we serve, our employees, volunteers, and neighbors. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to aligning operations with the o
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

UPDATED 04/03/2020: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding MWCD Operations During COVID-19

  |  April 3, 2020
Information will be updated frequently to adapt to the continually evolving situation.
Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

MWCD campgrounds will be closed to the public Tuesday, March 24 - Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  |  March 23, 2020
We will continue to follow the guidance provided by ODH and provide an update should this order be extended.

MWCD to Close Buildings to the Public

  |  March 17, 2020
The MWCD prioritizes the safety and health of our community: the visitors we serve, our employees, volunteers, and neighbors. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to align operations with the orders/ recommendations of national, state, and local public health experts.
Keywords: building closure

MWCD Response to the Coronavirus

  |  March 11, 2020
One of the values of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is safety. We foster a culture of safety to ensure protection of our customers, our partners and each other.

1,800+ acres of Coshocton Forest preserved

  |  March 5, 2020
American Electric Power (AEP), Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Ohio Public Works Commission and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) have worked together to permanently preserve 1,827 acres of forestland in Linton Township.
Keywords: coshocton forest

2019 Partners in Watershed Management Grant Recipients Approved

  |  March 2, 2020
The Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) approved $1,009,543.62 in grants to fifteen local organizations through the Partners in Watershed Management Grant Program.

MWCD Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director

  |  February 24, 2020
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce their appointment of Craig W. Butler as the organization's next Executive Director. Butler will begin his duties with the MWCD on May 1, 2020.

Seeking Beach Concession Operator at Seneca Lake!

  |  January 20, 2020
The MWCD is seeking a food service professional to operate the beach concession stand at Seneca Lake Park in 2020. Proposals are due February 19, 2020.
Keywords: beach, concession, lease

MWCD is seeking Request for Proposals to provide beach amenities at Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lake Park

  |  January 2, 2020
The MWCD is seeking a professional vendor to provide visitors at Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lake Parks with beach areas featuring high quality amenities and fun experiences.

Lake Views Newsletter- Fall 2019

  |  November 4, 2019
Hoopingarner to Retire, Master Plan Phase Two, Hunter Education Course, Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience, Job Fair

MWCD Announces Winter Drawdown

  |  September 26, 2019
MWCD Winter Drawdown Schedule has been released for 2019-2020

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Executive Director Announces Retirement

  |  September 3, 2019
John Hoopingarner, Executive Director of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), has announced that he will retire on May 31, 2020 after more than 30 years of service to the MWCD.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District begins search for new Executive Director

  |  September 3, 2019
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District begins search for new Executive Director

Executive Director Position Profile

  |  September 3, 2019
Position Profile Executive Director Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District New Philadelphia

Improvements To Tappan Lake Marina Are Set To Begin This Fall

  |  August 26, 2019
Construction will begin at Tappan Lake Marina this fall, however the schedule is currently being adjusted as a result of the bids submitted by contractors being over budget.

Explores of Nature with MWCD

  |  August 6, 2019
Discover nature with MWCD! Programs are held Memorial Day to Labor Day at Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Seneca and Tappan Lake Parks.

Explores of Nature

  |  August 6, 2019