Category Archives: Education

Richland Recycles Day

On Friday, May 15, the Richland SWCD joined with several education partners to host more than 200 students at the Richland Recycles Day educational festival at the State Fairgrounds. At the Richland SWCD exhibit, titled “Litter Trashes Wildlife,” students learned about the impacts of marine debris.   Photo by Laura Renwick.

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NRCS Earth Team

The Earth Team is NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals and are an integral part of the conservation partnership. Earth Team offers many opportunities for people

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The Sport of Soils

Did you know that time outdoors is linked to positive effects on physical health? A strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, has been found to trigger the release of serotonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Protecting the places where we recreate is important to our health and our livelihood. Soils are the foundation for our national

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Throwback Thursday: Summer Supervisor School 1969

Throwback to the Summer of 1969! This photo was taken at a Summer Supervisor School conservation tour. Will you be joining us in 2015? Learn more at This year’s tours include: Tour A: Wild Sunrise Tour:    Learn how Sunrise Cooperative has been using research on Lodar Farm using soybean yield data to develop prescriptions for fertilizer to assist in

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Workshop Wednesday: Innovation in Urban Runoff Management

Summer Supervisor School Workshop Highlight: Urban stormwater management is shifting towards “green infrastructure” practices such as permeable pavement and bioretention that provides multiple benefits over traditional approaches, including runoff volume and peak flow reduction, improved water quality, improved safety and fewer geese.  This presentation will highlight how this infrastructure is being incorporated into stormwater design and detail the benefits.  Presenter:

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Streambank Stablilization and Riparian Enhancement Workshop: Belmont SWCD

Streambank Stabilization and Riparian Enhancement Workshop Tuesday, June 30th 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Stillwater Science Center 998 Shamrock Drive Barnesville, Ohio This free, full-day workshop will be led by an experienced stream restoration expert, Joel Bingham of EnviroScience, Inc. Topics will include stream physical forms and functions and the application of this information to develop stream restoration and enhancement

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