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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.

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

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.

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!
Keywords: bingo, winter 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!