News Releases

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MWCD to develop plan for reduction of landowner assessment

  |  May 30, 2013
Board of Directors to consider amount of annual oil, gas royalties income as part of plan

Pleasant Hill Lake Park to host Safe Boating & Fishing Festival on June 8

  |  May 29, 2013
Event offers free admission for visitors

Summer to kick off over Memorial Day holiday weekend at MWCD lakes, parks

  |  May 20, 2013
Camping, swimming, events planned throughout summer at MWCD parks, campgrounds

SHort-term water supply policy approved for MWCD lakes

  |  May 17, 2013
Policy includes guidelines for water supply for oil, gas industry

Fireworks shows planned all summer long at MWCD lake parks

  |  May 7, 2013
Pleasant Hill Park to host 3 shows during 2013 season

MWCD to provide funds in partnership for Asian Carp studies

  |  May 7, 2013
Conservancy District to work with The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Lack of rainfall has Tappan Lake lagging behind normal lake level

  |  April 25, 2013
Region around lake has received only about half of normal rainfall over winter

Great Flood of 1913 led to MWCD, system of dams and reservoirs

  |  March 24, 2013
Since construction, estimated $10.7 billion in potential property damage saved from flooding

MWCD approves $750,000 in grants for 9 community projects

  |  March 20, 2013
MWCD has presented total of 37 grants worth more than $3 million since 2009

MWCD to host boating education classes at Pleasant Hill, Tappan lakes

  |  February 22, 2013
Sessions scheduled in April, May

MWCD Board OKs non-development oil, gas lease at Seneca Reservoir

  |  February 15, 2013
Agreement covers more than 6,000 acres of MWCD property

MWCD negotiates non-development oil, gas lease at Seneca Reservoir

  |  January 18, 2013
Lease prohibits any activity on MWCD property, extends protections to adjacent properties

Parham to lead MWCD Board of Directors in 2013

  |  December 31, 2012
Richard J. Pryce of North Canton to serve as vice president

Crossroads RC&D work to continue through new fund of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation

  |  December 14, 2012
Fund will be dedicated to supporting conservation, education, outdoor recreation projects in region

National news story highlights MWCD oil and gas lease environmental safeguards

  |  November 30, 2012
Environmental safety stipulations in MWCD lease considered to be 'beyond' most stringent in nation

MWCD shoreline projects to be done during winter 'drawdown'

  |  October 29, 2012
More than $1.6 million of work planned

17th Annual Forest Heritage Festival set Friday, Saturday at Dover

  |  October 16, 2012
Event offers free admission and parking, proceeds benefit Akron Children's Hospital

MWCD to host public meeting Oct. 17 concerning Seneca Lake

  |  October 11, 2012
Details to be shared include leasing of MWCD property at lake for oil and gas exploration, potential for water requests

Fireworks and more planned Oct. 5-7 at Atwood Area Fall Festival

  |  September 25, 2012
Fireworks show scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6

MWCD Board authorizes water sales at 2 lakes in 'drawdown'

  |  September 24, 2012
Short-term agreements will reduce potential road damage from truck traffic at time when billions of gallons of water is released from lakes

Brown pelican sighting a 'sensation' at Atwood Lake

  |  August 29, 2012
Bird is only 6th confirmed sighting of species ever in Ohio

Enjoy Labor Day weekend at the MWCD lakes

  |  August 27, 2012
Swimming beaches, some activities close for season at 5 MWCD lake parks, but camping available all year long

MWCD advisory committee welcomes 3 new members

  |  August 14, 2012
DAC makes recommendations to Board of Directors

Atwood Lake Region trail planning meeting scheduled Aug. 27

  |  August 9, 2012
Public input being sought for multi-purpose trail master plan

Santa, fireworks headline Pleasant Hill Park Christmas in July on July 21

  |  July 12, 2012
Full weekend of fun scheduled July 20 and 21

Cleanup continues at Seneca Lake Park

  |  July 1, 2012
Thunderstorm, high winds cause damage in campgrounds, knock out electric service

Fireworks shows June 30 at Tappan Park, July 4 at Atwood Park, and July 7 at Charles Mill and Seneca parks

  |  June 22, 2012
Pleasant Hill Lake Park to host its show on July 21

USACE commander updates judges on projects at dams in Muskingum River Watershed

  |  June 12, 2012
Court appoints Pryce to second term on MWCD Board of Directors

MWCD halts sales of water pending further study, updated policy

  |  June 7, 2012
Conservancy district to 'slow down' process of managing water sales requests