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!
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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!
Keywords: 90th, anniversary, celebration
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.
Keywords: activity zone, basketball, master plan, pickleball, pleasant hill lake park, sports courts
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.
Keywords: dawson, eog, geophysical survey
Maintenance Assessment Update for Guernsey Co. Taxpayers| February 2, 2023
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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.
Keywords: environmental stewardship, fao, foundation for appalachian
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.
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.
Keywords: grants, partners in watershed management, pwm
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.
Keywords: craig butler, ohio university
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.
Keywords: ohio conference on tourism, ruby awards
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.
Keywords: usace 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.
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
Keywords: fall camping promotion
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.
Keywords: amler funds, trail, wills creek
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
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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
Keywords: partners in watershed management, pwm
MWCD Celebrates Park and Recreation Month| July 27, 2022
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month.
Keywords: national 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.
Keywords: board members, conservancy court, ron dziedzicki
Summer 2022 LakeViews Newsletter| June 7, 2022
LakeViews is a newsletter that has been published and distributed for more than 30 years, to keep property owners and residents in the District informed on Conservancy news, projects, and events.
Keywords: lake views, lakeviews
Tappan Marina Ribbon Cutting Set for May 27| May 24, 2022
The nearly $6 million renovation to Tappan Lake Marina is complete and Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar is open! The community is invited to join us for a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 27 at 10:30
Keywords: tappan marina ribbon cutting
MWCD Negotiates Oil and Gas Lease with Encino Energy| May 20, 2022
The MWCD has completed negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 7,300 acres, the largest land lease to date on MWCD property, at Tappan Lake in Harrison County.
Keywords: encino energy, oil and gas
A New Trail Opens at Atwood Lake Park| April 18, 2022
A new trail is complete at Atwood Lake Park! Join us for the Cemetery Bay Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, April 23 at 1pm.
Keywords: cemetery bay trail, ribbon cutting
Take the Adventure BINGO Challenge at MWCD Lakes!| April 12, 2022
Spring is here and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is encouraging everyone to go outdoors and complete the seasonal Adventure BINGO Challenge! A new challenge will be offered each season! Complete all four seasonal Adventure BINGO Challenges to be entered to win the ultimate adventure package!
Keywords: bingo challenge, spring bingo
Celebrate Earth Day by taking the MWCD Earth Day Cleanup Challenge!| April 11, 2022
Celebrate Earth Day and take the MWCD Cleanup Challenge. Join an organized cleanup at one of our lakes to earn a coupon for a night of FREE camping!
Keywords: earth day challenge, litter clean up
MWCD Remembers “The Perfect Public Servant”| March 10, 2022
Joseph J. Sommer, photographed here for the 2002 Annual Report, served on the MWCD Board of Directors, 1994 through 2002, passed away on Monday, March 7.
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