Legislators Tour Area Conservation Efforts

State Senator Jimmy Stewart and Representative Troy Balderson say they have a better understanding of the conservation efforts going on in Muskingum County.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District took both men on an all-day Legislative Tour, extending from Gratiot down to Blue Rock State Forest.

“This is probably some of the most beneficial work done for the environment anywhere in our region, both with helping people with their conservation practices, getting the most out of their land-the most out of their natural resources that they have-it really benefits all of us across the region, ” says Stewart.

Stewart says there’s only so many resources to go around, and he says this is where the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District has a big impact on our area.

Balderson says water conservation is an important issue that we need to take seriously.

“We need to get water more on the map as far as the need for it, and the bigger need that it’s going to be for. We always talk about the big global warming and the hazardous materials and whatnot, but we’re not talking about the shortage of water, ” says Balderson.

He says our area is surrounded by water with the Great Lakes, the Muskingum River, and Dillon Lake, and he says the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District is here to show us how to utilize this crucial resource to the best of our ability.

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