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Boating education classes planned in March, May

  |  February 25, 2010
Day-long courses to be held at Atwood, Tappan lake parks

MWCD to hire Columbus hotel broker for sale of Atwood Lodge

  |  February 22, 2010
Public stakeholders' group to be established for feedback and guidance

New fish structure added at Atwood Lake

  |  February 11, 2010
Recycled trees to aid fishing in portion of lake

Boat launch ramp at Tappan Lake temporarily closed for upgrades

  |  January 26, 2010
MWCD includes suggestions from boaters, anglers as part of $400,000 improvement project

Atwood Lodge to remain open until Oct. 1

  |  January 15, 2010
MWCD will secure broker and seek to sell facility.

MWCD golf cart policy takes effect in 2010

  |  January 13, 2010
Inspections planned during month of March at MWCD lake locations

MWCD plans numerous watershed projects in 2010

  |  January 8, 2010
Conservancy district in early stages of program that will yield $700 million infrastructure investment in Muskingum River Basin

Atwood Lake Park preparing for Alive Festival in June 2010

  |  January 8, 2010
Alive 2010 is scheduled June 23-26; tickets available at

'Polar Bear Dip' at Charles Mill Lake draws more than 140 swimmers

  |  January 7, 2010
Fund-raiser for American Cancer Society has been growing each year.

No increase in camping rates at MWCD campgrounds in 2010

  |  December 22, 2009
Rates held at 2009 levels at 5 MWCD lake parks and 3 campgrounds

Horstman, Kokovich to lead MWCD Board of Directors in 2010

  |  December 22, 2009
Horstman to serve as Board president, Kokovich will be vice president

Ohio Boating Education Courses planned in 2010

  |  December 15, 2009
Course completion required for boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1982.

Alive Festival not affected by proposed sale of Atwood Resort

  |  November 30, 2009
Festival will be held at Atwood Lake Park in June 2010

Losses continue to mount at Atwood Lake Resort

  |  November 25, 2009
MWCD Board of Directors established sale of resort as a top goal in 2009.

No increase in docking permit fees at MWCD lakes in 2010

  |  November 25, 2009
Rates to remain at 2007 level for 4th straight year.

MWCD executive director participates in Ohio River Basin summit

  |  November 2, 2009
More meetings planned as participants from 43 agencies discuss issues

Family vacation cabin rates frozen for 4th straight year!

  |  November 2, 2009
Reservations for 2010 are under way - make yours today!

Marina owner says business will bounce back

  |  November 2, 2009
Veteran of industry reports need to promote on Internet

Advisory committee to assist MWCD with grant awards

  |  October 7, 2009
Advisory committee consisting of experts in watershed planning will assist the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) with the review of proposals for watershed programs.

Annual drawdown of MWCD lakes to begin in November

  |  October 7, 2009
Winter “drawdown” of the reservoirs managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will begin in November as usual.

MWCD to review shoreline areas at reservoirs

  |  August 26, 2009
Work under way to identify, prioritize needs

MWCD local project funding requests due in October

  |  August 20, 2009
A deadline of Oct. 2 has been established for the MWCD "Partners in Watershed Management Assistance Program"
Keywords: grant awards

MWCD signs on for rehabilitation work at Dover Dam

  |  July 24, 2009
Federal government to pay more than 96 percent of total cost

MWCD to assist in relocation of homeowners in flood-prone area of Carroll County

  |  July 10, 2009
Federal grant will help 30 homeowners relocate from Malwayne Acres development in Brown Township

Retired Smucker executive appointed to MWCD Board of Directors

  |  June 8, 2009
William P. Boyle Jr. has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

Officials say Leesville Lake ‘safe’ after heating oil spill

  |  May 19, 2009
Leesville Lake is safe for recreational activities and should not suffer any negative environmental effects from a spill of 80 to 100 gallons of heating oil from a ruptured tank located at FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton.

MWCD moves on work slated at Dover Dam, Piedmont Lake

  |  April 27, 2009
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is moving forward on two projects that will stabilize a dam and protect a reservoir from pollution.

MWCD preparing watershed projects for 2009

  |  March 26, 2009
A list of projects that benefit residents throughout the Muskingum River Watershed is being finalized for implementation in 2009 by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

MWCD approves policy for use of golf carts

  |  March 26, 2009
A policy and guidelines for the legal use of golf carts on Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) property will take effect in 2010.

Appeals Court upholds decisions in MWCD assessment cases

  |  December 29, 2008
Judges of the 5th District Court of Appeals have agreed with the decisions of a lower court that permit assessments of property owners by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to fund a plan of maintenance and rehabilitation in the system of reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed.