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175 people help clean up Licking River

  |  September 17, 2013
County conservationists say the Licking River is far cleaner following the annual Licking River Round Up Sept. 7, but there's still much work to be done.

Community Holds Successful River Clean Up

  |  September 9, 2013
More than 175 Licking County citizens and staff from community organizations spent their Saturday cleaning up trash along Licking County streams and rivers.

Volunteers Needed for Annual River Cleanup Effort

  |  August 29, 2013
The Licking County River Round Up Committee is hosting the annual Licking County River Round Up on Saturday, September 7.

Licking County River Round Up Featured on NBC4

  |  August 21, 2013
From NBC4: NEWARK, Ohio - Licking County conservation groups are coming together to assess the water quality of the Licking River.

Horse Forage Management Clinics Continue

  |  August 16, 2013
A wet summer means many challenges to horse owners. On Wednesday, August 21st, Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) will host a Horse Forage Management Clinic.

OH So Fresh Locally Grown Produce Initiative Launched

  |  August 5, 2013
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Ohio Grocers Foundation, Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association, and Ohio Department of Agriculture have partnered to launch a new initiative called OH So Fresh.

Horse Forage Management Clinic Planned

  |  July 2, 2013
If you have one horse or over a dozen you may be asking yourself the same questions. What are the best grasses for my horse?

Licking Soil & Water to hold Project WILD & Aquatic Project WILD Combined Workshop

  |  July 2, 2013
Licking Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a free Project WILD & Aquatic Project WILD Combined Workshop on Wednesday, August 14, 2013,

Farmers working to protect Ohio's water

  |  July 1, 2013
As the peak season approaches for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on Ohio’s lakes, the Ohio farm community is pledging its best efforts to protect Ohio’s valuable water resources.

Fence Building Workshop Offered for Educators and Producers

  |  July 1, 2013
Join the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council for a fence building workshop at Jorgensen Farms on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nine Teams Compete at the Middle School Envirothon

  |  June 20, 2013
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders swarmed over the Denison University Biological Reserve to test their knowledge about forestry, wildlife, soils and aquatics.

First Presb. Church Partners with Food Council To Increase Donations

  |  June 19, 2013
For the 5th year in a row the First Presbyterian Church of Granville, OH will be collecting excess or unsold food from the Granville Farmers Market to donate to The Salvation Army and the YES Club, a Newark youth organization that serves low-income youth.

Soil & Water Teaches Water Quality & Conservation

  |  June 13, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (Soil & Water) upcoming workshops focus on water quality and conservation.

Soil and Water Quality Training Completed

  |  May 2, 2013
Staff from Ohio’s 88 local soil and water conservation districts recently completed a course specifically designed to provide the information and tools needed to further promote the “4 rights of nutrient stewardship.”

Licking County Library to launch seed lending program

  |  May 1, 2013
Since its creation, the Licking County Library system has worked to expand its customers’ horizons.

Soil & Water Prepares Students for Upcoming Envirothon Competition

  |  April 25, 2013
Congratulations to Granville High School’s Envirothon team who took third place at the Area 3 Envirothon on Wednesday and qualified for the Ohio Envirothon competition at Deer Creek State Park on June 9-11.

Natural Resources Area Dinner Set

  |  April 24, 2013
A unique meal will be served as part of a fundraiser being held at the Hartford Fairgrounds. The advisory board for the Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area will hold their annual Locally Grown and Gathered Meal on Friday, May 3rd,

Two Local Women Honored by Environmental Education Council of Ohio

  |  April 24, 2013
Jane Weiland of Johnstown received the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Volunteer of the Year Award

Thousand of Seedling Trees Sold

  |  April 17, 2013
Thousands of trees are finding new homes in Licking County after the annual seedling tree sale held by Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District

Soil & Water Hosts Upcoming Envirothon Competitions

  |  April 11, 2013
Local schools are preparing for the annual Tri-County and Area 3 Envirothon competitions that will take place later this month. According to the Ohio Division of Soil and Water, Envirothon “encourages cooperative decision-making and team building.”

Licking County 30‐Mile Meal Program to Host Grower/Buyer Summit

  |  April 8, 2013
NEWARK, Ohio—In partnership with The Ohio State University Extension and their MarketReady team, the Licking County Local Food Council’s 30-­‐Mile Meal project is hosting a free event on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 1:30-­‐4:00 PM

Soil & Water Continues Its Conservation Learning Series with a Pasture Walk and Pond Clinic

  |  April 1, 2013
The Pasture Clinic is offered Tuesday, April 16th, from 6:00pm -7:30pm at Flying J Farm located at 5329 Van Fossen Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031.

Know Your Soils Before Building

  |  March 26, 2013
Poor drainage is a problem in many areas of Licking County. Sometimes, a person buys a piece of property with intentions of building a home only to realize too late that the property is unsuitable.

GEO Embarks on Statewide Lecture Tour

  |  March 25, 2013
In many ways, Ohio is at the heart of the dramatic shift towards renewable energy that is transforming our society.

Farmers' Share Breakfast Draws Hundreds

  |  March 21, 2013
People of all ages enjoyed a hearty breakfast while learning about the importance of Licking County’s largest industry, farming.

E-Waste Collection Day Set

  |  March 19, 2013
The Going Green Store supports responsible recycling in Licking County with its second bi-annual e-waste collection day.

Mean Green Oxygen Machines

  |  March 19, 2013
Did you notice the buds starting to burst on some of our maple trees?

Join Us for Farmers' Share Breakfast

  |  March 12, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District (Soil & Water) and Licking County Farm Bureau are hosting their annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast on Saturday,

Buckeye Lake group cites cooperation among agencies

  |  March 1, 2013
The water quality in Buckeye Lake has improved slightly, thanks to 2012’s drought, but officials still are asking for help to make sure the lake continues to improve.

New network tracks local invasive weeds

  |  March 1, 2013
Dozens of invasive plants call Richland County home today, but identifying which species have established a foothold here ...