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MWCD Invites You to Capture the Canvas for a Chance to Win $1,000!

  |  May 22, 2023
The MWCD has partnered with five local schools in a promotion that encourages residents to get outdoors and explore the trails at MWCD parks.

It’s a Dog’s Life at MWCD Lakes!

  |  May 9, 2023
MWCD is pleased to announce that all campsites are now officially 100% pet friendly! In addition, select cabins at each lake will now allow pets.
Keywords: animal, dog, pet friendly

MWCD Board Votes to Cut Property Assessment

  |  April 25, 2023
Property owners within the MWCD will see their property assessments paid to MWCD reduced by 66 percent, from $6 dollars to $2

Welcome Back Campers and Boaters!

  |  April 25, 2023
MWCD Staff recently held a virtual public meeting to welcome back campers and boaters for the 2023 season!

Have You Heard of the Chippewa Subdistrict

  |  April 17, 2023
Did you know that MWCD owns and operates a flood control system in Medina and Wayne counties that is separate from the Muskingum Flood Control System? The system is operated by the Chippewa Subdistrict of MWCD.

MWCD Actively Engaged in Restoring Legendary Status of the American Chestnut

  |  April 10, 2023
American chestnuts were once the dominant tree species in eastern North America but are now facing extinction from a fungal blight. MWCD is committed to research dedicated to restoring the magnificent species.

110 Years Ago Today: The Great Flood of 1913

  |  March 23, 2023
110 years ago today, the Great Flood of 1913 devastated Ohio and the Midwest and spurred the creation of the MWCD!
Keywords: 1913, great flood

Celebrating 90 Years of Flood Reduction, Conservation, and Recreation

  |  March 21, 2023
Happy 90th birthday, MWCD! We look forward to sharing our history by having a featured exhibition at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum. A public open house is scheduled for June 3! Follow MWCD social media for more details!

New Activity Zone is Coming to Pleasant Hill Lake Park!

  |  March 14, 2023
Two pickleball courts, a basketball court, playground, cornhole, community firepit, and swings with a scenic view of the lake are now under construction at Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville.

MWCD Names Chief Ranger

  |  February 23, 2023
Patrick Brockmeier has been named Chief Ranger for MWCD to lead the ranger department
Keywords: chief ranger, ranger

Geophysical Survey to be Conducted at Atwood Lake

  |  February 6, 2023
The project is expected to be completed by the end of April 2023.

Maintenance Assessment Update for Guernsey Co. Taxpayers

  |  February 2, 2023
Click 'more' to see announcement.
Keywords: assessment

MWCD Invests $5 Million in Environmental Stewardship

  |  January 27, 2023
Members of the MWCD Board of Directors approved investing $5 million to create a fund managed by The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) at their meeting held on January 27.

MWCD Rangers Recognized for Excellence in Policy and Training

  |  January 25, 2023
The MWCD announced today that it has been recognized for excellence in policy management and training in 2022 by Lexipol, the nation's leading provider of policy, training and wellness support for first responders and public servants.
Keywords: lexipol, rangers, training

MWCD New Solar Energy Program to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Enhance Sustainability

  |  January 11, 2023
The MWCD is adding 13 solar energy projects in 2023.
Keywords: solar energy

MWCD Board of Directors Approves Up to $1.1 Million in Grants to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Flooding in the Region

  |  November 30, 2022
Members of the MWCD Board of Directors approved up to $1.1 million in grants to ten organizations at their meeting held November 18, 2022.

MWCD Executive Director Appointed to Ohio University Board of Trustees

  |  November 1, 2022
The Ohio University Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of MWCD Executive Director, Craig Butler as its next regional trustee.

MWCD Receives Statewide Marketing Awards

  |  October 27, 2022
The MWCD recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association's RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 13 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky.

MWCD Deputy Chief Graduates from USACE Leadership Development Program

  |  October 20, 2022
The USACE recently celebrated the graduation of this year's Leadership Development Program.

MWCD Winter Drawdown Schedule and Reservoir Projects Released

  |  October 3, 2022
To prepare for winter, on an annual basis the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts annual temporary drawdown of the normal pool elevation of the lake levels.

Atwood Fall Festival to Incorporate Waste Assessment

  |  September 28, 2022
Through a partnership between the MWCD and Rural Action, the festival will receive a waste assessment during the event

MWCD and Race Brimstone Partner to Bring Races at MWCD Lakes in 2023

  |  September 15, 2022
Race Brimstone and the MWCD are partnering to bring races of various distances to MWCD parks in 2023. The races, which will include distances for beginners and advanced runners, range in length from 5k to 200 miles.
Keywords: brimstone, marathon, race

Save $30 on your September Camping Reservation!!

  |  September 8, 2022
September is one of the best months for camping!! Take advantage of cool nights and warm campfires AND receive $30 off a camping reservation now through September 30!! Use promo code FALL22

MWCD Hosts Meeting to Discuss Building World-Class Hiking and Mountain Biking Trail System in Coshocton County

  |  August 30, 2022
The MWCD is seeking funding from AMLER Grant Program funds to build a world-class trail system at its Wills Creek property located in Coshocton County, Ohio.

MWCD to Host First Responders Day with Free Gate Admission August 27

  |  August 19, 2022
To say "Thank You" to these brave men and women, free gate admission will be offered all day for all First Responders with valid ID

Partnership is Key to Protecting 185 Acres near Historic Camp Tuscazoar

  |  August 15, 2022
Land Protected with help from MWCD's Partners in Watershed Management Program

MWCD Celebrates Park and Recreation Month

  |  July 27, 2022
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month.

Route 250 Detour Near Tappan Lake Begins Wednesday, July 6, 2022

  |  June 29, 2022
ODOT has announced that beginning Wednesday, July 6, a 4.5-mile stretch of U.S. Route 250 will close to traffic for 100 days for a major rehabilitation project.
Keywords: detour, odot, sr 250, tappan lake

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Court Appoints Members to the Board of Directors

  |  June 9, 2022
Fourteen judges attending a Conservancy Court session of the MWCD have appointed Retired Major General Ronald (Ron) E. Dziedzicki, to fill a vacancy on the five member MWCD Board of Directors.