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2017 Annual Report of Operations

  |  August 14, 2018
The 2017 Annual Report of Operations provides an overview of each department within the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
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Join us August 4th for a public meeting about Tappan Marina!

By Adria Bergeron  |  July 23, 2018
2018 has been a transitional year for the marina, and MWCD is dedicated to improving communication, services and facilities over the next several years. Part of this plan includes soliciting feedback from our loyal customers.

The New Restaurant at Tappan Marina is Open!

By Adria Bergeron  |  June 1, 2018
The restaurant, operated by the owner of Dennison Yard, has been highly anticipated by marina guests.

Newest Issue of LakeViews Newsletter is online!

By Barb Bennett  |  May 18, 2018
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Keywords: lakeviews, newsletter

MWCD to Participate in Ohio Tourism Day

By Adria Bergeron  |  May 4, 2018
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the MWCD will join 90 attractions, visitor bureaus, restaurants, lodging, retail, and other tourism businesses exhibiting at Ohio Tourism Day on May 9, as proclaimed by Governor John R. Kasich.
Keywords: ohio tourism day

Passing of MWCD Board Member

By Barb Bennett  |  April 9, 2018
"On behalf of the MWCD Board of Directors and the entire MWCD team, we send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Steve’s wife, Kathy, and their entire family as they manage through this very difficult time", stated John Hoopingarner, the Executive Director of MWCD.

New Online Reservation System Now Available

By Adria Bergeron  |  April 1, 2018
New Online Reservation System Now Available!

Seasonal Job Fair Scheduled for March 2

By Kara Musser  |  February 16, 2018
The MWCD is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions and will be hosting a Seasonal Job Fair on March 2, from 4 to 7pm. The event will be held at Tappan Lake Park's Activity Center. Interested individuals can learn about the positions at Clendening, Piedmont, and Tappan Lakes.

MWCD Main Office Annex Recently Purchased and Occupied

By Barb Bennett  |  February 8, 2018
Part of the MWCD Main Office operations has recently moved into a permanent home after leasing space for the past three years. Engineering, Field Services and part of Recreation operations have moved into a 2-year-old facility located at 2050 Reiser

Updated Sportsman’s Maps on MWCD Web Page

By Barb Bennett  |  November 14, 2017
MWCD owns over 54,000 acres of land and water throughout eastern Ohio with the majority of acreage open to public access. The abundance of wildlife on MWCD lands offers unique opportunities to avid outdoor enthusiasts. Wildlife found throughout MWCD
Keywords: hunting, maps

The Longest Dam 5K Race and Fun Run at Bolivar Dam Oct 21

By Barb Bennett  |  October 18, 2017
In celebration of the completion of the multi-year Bolivar Dam maintenance project the US Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District are sponsoring the first ever Longest Dam 5k and Fun Run October 21
Keywords: bolivar dam, usace

Pleasant Hill's New Campground Nearing Completion

By Barb Bennett  |  October 18, 2017
The new 56 lot full hookup campground at Pleasant Hill Lake Park located in the Ashland/Richland County area is nearing completion.

A Winner is Selected for The Great Camper Giveaway!

  |  September 29, 2017
Keri Barhorst from Pandora, Ohio has an opportunity to spend more time in the great outdoors next summer as the winner of the “Great Camper Giveaway”.

Princess in the Park is a Royal Success at Pleasant Hill

By Adria Bergeron  |  September 27, 2017
Pleasant Hill Lake Park hosted Princess in the Park on Saturday, September 23, to a sold-out crowd of princesses and princes.

Kayak Launches Installed at Piedmont and Clendening Lakes

By Adria Bergeron  |  July 13, 2017
Gliding inches above the water's surface is one of the best ways to experience nature, completely undisturbed. Kayaking is not only relaxing; it also provides the type of exercise that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Keywords: kayak

LakeViews Newsletter is online!

By Barb Bennett  |  June 19, 2017
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Explorers of Nature at a Lake Park Near You!

  |  June 15, 2017
Children, ages 4 to 15, are invited to be an “Explorer of Nature”! Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Seneca, and Tappan Lake Park naturalists will offer Explorers of Nature every Saturday, from 10am-12pm, through August 5.
Keywords: explore, fun, kids, nature
Great Camper Giveaway