Stories tagged with: muskingum county soil and water conservation district

January 17, 2013 - 6:44pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

It's been over five years but Muskingum County will be getting plat books again.

The Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District says the books will be ready in April. The new plat book will contain maps that concentrate on landownership and acreage. City maps, a Muskingum County road map and a government directory are also included. The information is valuable to anyone with a need to know who owns land in Muskingum County, foresters and those in the gas or timber industry...

November 21, 2011 - 5:39pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District proposed their upcoming year's budget request to Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday.

District Program Administrator Ryan Fink said last year they received $180,000 from the commissioners- only about 60% of their operational funding.

"Unfortunately over the past year we have down sized two full time staff members, that's over 25% of our office staff," explained Fink. "That was just a strictly...

May 23, 2011 - 6:03pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District presented their tentative budget to the County Commissioners Monday.

The District delivers services to residents relating to agriculture, wildlife, forestry and education among others within the county. Although budget numbers have not been finalized for 2012, the county plays a pivotal role in the funding of the district.

"Basically about 60 percent of the monies that we receive come from the Muskingum County...

July 1, 2010 - 11:20am
5 years 14 weeks ago

Kids from around Muskingum County get a hands on lesson in going green.

Eighty students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade took hammer to nail at Friendly Hills Campground to build bird houses from recycled materials. It was just one of the activities at this year's Camp Adventure, which gives kids an opportunity to learn about creating a safe and clean environment.

"Our hope is that all the kids will start recycling and in Zanesville the recycling program is awesome," explained...

January 29, 2010 - 6:34pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

If you are looking to spruce up your yard this year, adding a few trees may be the answer.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual tree seedling sale. There are 19 different types of trees available. The sale is on a first come, first serve basis and officially ends February 26th. Forest Resource Specialist, Clayton Rico, says helping the environment is not the only reason people plant the tree seedlings.

"People come in just to...

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