Muskingum SWCD Supervisors
A Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor represents county residents in soil and water conservation and natural resources management. Supervisors set the District’s policy, provide guidance to staff, and assist on projects. The Board consists of five supervisors who serve for three-year terms on a voluntary basis. Supervisors participate in monthly and special board meetings, and attend area and state meetings. This year, candidates will be nominated to fill one open position. Potential candidates are expected to have experience relevant to the District’s goals. The qualities of a potential supervisor include: widespread knowledge of natural resources in the county, complement the existing make-up of the district board so that all geographic, educational, and land-use interests within the district are represented, leadership ability and willingness to share time and talent.
The Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates. Qualified residents, 18 years of age or older, may also petition to be on the ballot. For more information, call our office at (740) 454-2027 or contact Scott Bush, Nominating Committee Chair.
We are asking for your help to identify and recognize some “Backyard Conservationists” in our community. We aren’t just looking for pretty, well-kept yards. We are looking for those that really practice back yard conservation techniques. Even businesses are eligible for consideration.
Areas for consideration include water conservation, yard/soil health and gardening, and/or wildlife habitat development. For example, do you or someone you know use rain barrels to conserve water? Or have you eliminated pesticides from your garden and landscape? Do you plant native plants? Do you practice good mowing practices and then use the clippings as mulch or to make compost? Have you created a wildlife habitat by providing food, water, cover, and places for wildlife to raise their young? Any of these would qualify for award consideration.
This is our sixth year for this award and we need your input to develop a list of potential nominees. If you or someone you know is a true “Backyard Conservationist” we want to know. Please fill out a nomination form. This form will be used by the Awards Committee to determine finalists for the award. Finalists will be contacted for more information and photos. The committee will select the award winner, who will be recognized at our Annual Celebration of Conservation this summer and will be featured in our newsletter.
Help us to recognize the landowners, farmers, business, and organizations that are doing their part to conserve our natural resources. Deadline for nominations is Friday, May 25, 2018.
Kids Conservation Camp
CAMP IS FULL
2018 Spring Newsletter
2017 Resource Conservation Award Winner- Ag Division
Bill & Vicky Thomas
The Thomas Family Orchard is a diversified fruit farm raising apples, peaches, plums, seedless grapes, blueberries and producing apple cider.
For their extensive amount of work and for all their efforts, it gives us great pleasure to present the 2017 Agricultural Resource Conservation Award to
Bill and Vicky Thomas. Congratulations!