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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.

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!

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!

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.

Matt Moneymaker to appear at Pleasant Hill Lake Park’s Bigfoot Event This Fall

  |  March 1, 2022
A new event at Pleasant Hill Lake Park is coming this fall! Seekers of Bigfoot (aka sasquatch, Grassman, Yeti, etc.) should mark their calendars for September 9 - 11, 2022.

Take the Adventure BINGO Challenge at MWCD Lakes!

  |  February 18, 2022
Winter is in full force, and the MWCD is inviting residents to bundle up and get moving outdoors by participating in the seasonal Adventure BINGO Challenge!

MWCD Approves Up to $1.4 Million in Grants to Improve Water Quality

  |  February 10, 2022
The grant program provides maintenance assessment funds to assist local organizations to implement water quality projects, flood reduction and mitigation programs, and watershed education efforts throughout the 18 counties within the MWCD.

MWCD Offices Closed - Friday, February 4, 2022

  |  February 3, 2022
MWCD Offices will be closed Friday, February 4, 2022 due to inclement weather.

MWCD Awarded $1.55 Million Grant to Improve Water Quality

  |  December 16, 2021
MWCD has been awarded a $1.55 million grant from the Ohio Department of Development, Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure grant program.

MWCD Chief Engineer Named Professional of the Year

  |  December 9, 2021
Boris Slogar, Chief Engineer of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) was recently named by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) as the 2021 OPRA Professional of the Year.

Winter 2021 LakeViews Newsletter

  |  December 7, 2021
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.

Complete a short survey!

  |  November 2, 2021
Earlier this year, we asked what amenities you'd like to see at the park. Based on your feedback, we have created conceptual designs and want to know if we're on the right track!

MWCD Names Chief of Conservation

  |  October 28, 2021
Matt Thomas has been named Chief of Conservation for the MWCD.

MWCD Recognized for Marketing Excellence

  |  October 19, 2021
The MWCD recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association's RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 7 at Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark, Ohio.

MWCD Winter Drawdown Schedule and Reservoir Projects Released

  |  October 14, 2021
The temporary 2021 – 2022 drawdown dates and lake levels and projects have been released

Tappan Marina Open House is Saturday, October 9

  |  September 28, 2021
The nearly $6 million renovation to the MWCD Tappan Lake Marina and Restaurant is complete! The community is invited to tour the facility on Saturday, October 9

MWCD Hosts 'Legislative Day' at Tappan Marina

  |  September 24, 2021
The MWCD recently held a Legislative Day at the newly constructed Tappan Lake Marina and Tappan Lake Park, hosting elected officials, legislative staff, economic development representatives, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The day-long event included updates and briefings on the activities and important work happening within the watershed in addition to tours of some of the recent accomplishments at Tappan Lake.
Keywords: legislative day

Fall 2021 Lakeviews Newsletter

  |  September 8, 2021
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.

Tappan Marina Open House Coming this Fall

  |  August 30, 2021
Finishing touches are being applied to the nearly $6 million Tappan Lake Marina and Restaurant renovation project!

MWCD Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

  |  August 19, 2021
James L. Crandall, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer
Keywords: cfo, jim crandall

Anglers Saved from Drowning at Charles Mill Lake

  |  July 23, 2021
Two anglers narrowly escaped being pulled into the dam at Charles Mill Lake.
Keywords: mwcd rangers, rescue

Construction on SR 800 beginning June 1. Detour to Atwood Lake.

  |  June 19, 2021
Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 through July 2 (barring no delays), SR 800 will close to traffic from SR 212 west to SR 212 east. During the closure period, there will be NO access to or from SR 800 at either intersection.
Keywords: construction, detour

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation and Encino Energy Donate New Dive Suits to the Joint Rescue and Recovery Dive Team

  |  June 4, 2021
Encino Energy's Community Partnership Program and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation made donations to support the Joint Rescue and Recovery Dive Team of Dover and New Philadelphia.

MWCD Rangers Achieve Ohio Collaborative Certification

  |  May 25, 2021
MWCD Rangers have joined the ranks of nearly 75 percent of Ohio's Law Enforcement officers by receiving the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency Certification.

MWCD Executive Elected to State-wide Recreation Board

  |  May 18, 2021
Adria Bergeron of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is one of three Ohio parks and recreation professionals that have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association.

Vessel Safety Checks at MWCD Lakes

  |  May 13, 2021
Boaters are invited to bring their boat to the MWCD lakes for Vessel Safety Checks on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. MWCD Rangers will be on site to check the boat for compliance with ODNR boating regulations.

Boating Advisory at Charles Mill, and Pleasant Hill Lakes

  |  May 10, 2021
Due to high water conditions, the entire lake is designated no wake zone until further notice. Continue to monitor the website and social media for updates.

Tappan Marina and Restaurant Slated to Open Early Summer 2021

  |  April 29, 2021
Construction is nearly complete on the $4.4 million Tappan Marina building renovation project which began in 2020. Travelers on State Route 250 have had a front row view to the construction progress, which features the development of a new 250-seat restaurant.

Join the MWCD Earth Day Challenge and Receive a FREE Night of Camping!

  |  April 14, 2021
The first cleanup will take place on April 17, 2021 at Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, and Seneca Lakes. The second is on April 24 at Atwood, Clendening, Piedmont, and Tappan Lakes.

MWCD Partners with Ohio Water Development Authority to Invest $5M in Water Quality Improvements for the Region

  |  April 6, 2021
A core mission of the MWCD is to maintain good water quality in our lakes and rivers for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.