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Soil & Water Conservation E-News

  |  June 20, 2017
Bring the entire office to AFTER HOURS hosted by Licking Soil & Water, 5 - 7p, this Thursday, June 22 at the Ag. Services Center, 771 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055.

Cover Crop Cost Share Deadline Extended

  |  June 19, 2017
Licking Soil & Water and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) are offering a cost share program for landowners to seed cover crops.

ODA Announces 2017 Local Agricultural Easements Approved for Purchase

  |  June 14, 2017
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced approval for local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 58 family farms representing 8,737 acres in 28 counties.

Licking Soil & Water to Host Chamber After Hours

  |  June 6, 2017
Bring the entire office to AFTER HOURS at Licking Soil & Water, 5 - 7p, Thursday, June 22 at the Ag. Services Center, 771 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055.

Soil & Water Conservation E-News

  |  May 22, 2017
Learn how to adopt and monitor our streams with the STREAM TEAM, 10a - 12p, Sunday, June 4 at Lobdell Reserve.

Granville Students Headed to State Envirothon

  |  May 19, 2017
The Granville Blue Envirothon team is headed to the State Envirothon Competition, June 11-13, at Ohio Christian University.

Cover Crop Cost Share & Aerial Seeding Available

  |  May 15, 2017
Licking Soil & Water and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) are offering a cost share program for landowners to seed cover crops.

Soil & Water Conservation E-News

  |  April 19, 2017
Invest in SEEDLING TREES. Reserve your seat at the LOCALLY GROWN & GATHERED DINNER fundraiser, 5:30 - 9p, Friday, April 28.

Soil & Water Tree Sale & E-News

  |  March 10, 2017
Order your SEEDLING TREES soon for best selection. Online ordering is now available. The order deadline is Wednesday, March 29.

Plant Seedling Trees - Annual Tree Sale

  |  February 21, 2017
Thinking about planting trees this spring? Did you know that trees planted in the right spot can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 20%?

Soil & Water Conservation E-News

  |  February 17, 2017
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2017 Agronomy Workshop & Expo Set

  |  January 25, 2017
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Agronomy Workshop & Expo on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This is the fourth annual event and features excellent speakers and vendor displays, along with Certified Crop Advisor and pesticide recertification credits.

Newark taking steps to protect pollution-gobbling landscape beds

  |  January 12, 2017
NEWARK -- As the white snow swirls around the Licking County Courthouse this winter, the city is thinking green.

Soil & Water Conservation E-News

  |  December 30, 2016
Enjoy our latest NEWSLETTER including a TREE SALE Sneak Peak on page 8.

USDA Accepting Conservation Stewardship Program Applications

  |  December 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications, through February 3, 2017, for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP),

River Round Up Receives IMPACT Award

  |  December 12, 2016
“For as many as 10,000 years, explorers have been following the current of the Licking River from the shallow flats of Newark to the massive rock gorges of the Licking Valley and beyond,”

Giving Thanks, Giving Tuesday & Giving More! - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  November 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for taking care of our land and water resources.

ODA Announces 2017 Funding for Local Ag. Easement Purchase Program

  |  November 16, 2016
The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced that nine land trusts, four counties, one township and 11 Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state.

USDA Conservation Programs Deadline Set for November 18

  |  October 31, 2016
Newark Ohio, October 31, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Friday, November 18, 2016, as the deadline to submit applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Ohio.

Celebrate Community Conservation, November 9

  |  October 27, 2016
Newark, Ohio, October 28, 2016 -- Celebrate conservation partnerships and successes at Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District’s 72nd Annual Banquet.

Celebrate Community Conservation! - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  October 25, 2016
COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CELEBRATION: Join us at our 72nd Annual Banquet to celebrate conservation partnerships and successes,

Licking County Residents Encouraged to Vote for Soil & Water Supervisors

  |  October 24, 2016
Newark, Ohio - October 24, 2016 -- Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District encourages residents and landowners to vote in its Board of Supervisors Election now through Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Crop Reporting Deadline Changed for Forage

  |  October 21, 2016
The deadline for reporting perennial forage (hay) in Ohio has been moved forward to November 15, 2016 for forage crops that will be harvested in crop year 2017. This date is a major change from the previous July 15th deadline.

2016 Licking County River Round Up Event Deemed a Success

  |  September 28, 2016
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, over 320 volunteers participated in the 22nd annual Licking County River Round Up event to clean up trash, metal, tires and recyclables from waterways throughout the county.

Stream Team, Educator Workshops & More - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  September 26, 2016
STREAM TEAM: Our last training of the year will be 5:30p - 7:30p, Wednesday, September 28

River Round Up Set for Saturday, September 10, 2016

  |  September 7, 2016
The annual River Round Up is an amazing community-based conservation effort. Hundreds of volunteers and event sponsors pull mountains of trash from Licking County waterways.

Volunteers Return to Beautify River

  |  August 31, 2016
NEWARK - Truck bed liners, couches, tires and decrepit shopping carts are things one might expect to find in a trash dump. Sadly, they also can be found on the banks and in the stream bed of the Licking River.

Stream Team, River Round Up, Educator Workshops & More - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  August 26, 2016
STREAM TEAM: Learn how to monitor water quality on Wednesday, August 31, from 6 - 8p, at the Licking Park District’s Riverview Preserve

FSA Reminds Producers of Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Deadlines

  |  August 23, 2016
FSA reminds producers who are interested in the 2017 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates.

Ohio to hold pesticide collection days

  |  August 10, 2016
Farm pesticides that have outlived their usefulness can be dangerous. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be accepting outdated pesticides from farmers this month.