Dumpster Days Provided For Rocky Fork Lake

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(Hillsboro) – The Highland County Health Department and the Highland County Commissioners are providing a community dumpster at Rocky Fork Lake July 12th-14th. Courtney Hall, an environmental specialist at the Health Department, reports “There has been a large increase in nuisance complaints, specifically regarding areas with excessive garbage and we are wanting to do our part to help clean our community as a whole. We have high hopes that this event will provide an easier route for individuals to dispose of their trash and other items.”

The dumpster will be placed at 6744 Inverness Ct. Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 and the event will be July 12th, 13th and 14th. The hours for July 12th and 13th are 9am-4pm. The hours for July 14th are 12pm-6pm. According to Courtney Hall, “The Health Department tried to vary the hours of operations throughout the event to attempt to provide individuals with different schedules the opportunity to participate as well”.

The Health Department has distributed flyers and posters through the Rocky Fork Lake area and on social media. Hannah Guilkey-Humphrey, Special Projects Coordinator at the Health Department, mentions “we are really attempting to get the surrounding community to come together and drastically improve the appearance of our beautiful county! We want everyone, who is willing and able, to have the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event.” 

This special event will be acting on a first come, first serve basis. When the dumpster becomes full, the event will end even if it is before 6pm on July 14th. The following items will not be accepted at this event: concrete, rocks, bricks, batteries, auto parts, tires, drums, liquids, chemicals, appliances, electronics, hazardous waste or asbestos.

For additional information visit our website https://www.highlandcountyhealth.org or our Facebook page!

Weekend Tour Planned at Hoggard Trail

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(Chillicothe) – The Hoggard Trail in Ross County’s Buzzard’s Roost Preserve has both natural and historical scenery.  In the forest are remnants of 200 years of human alterations: a public road, house ruins, mico-quarries, pine plantations, a graveyard…and periwinkle, which does not plant itself.  

Join Kevin Coleman 2pm to 4pm Saturday, July 9th, and 9am to 11am Sunday, July 10th, 2022, for identical walking tours of the many years of pre/history as summer dryness reveals features of the rugged terrain and abandoned farms atop sandstone hilltops and shale slopes.  

Tours are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $15 for families (three or more family members with children). Pay “at the door” at the with cash or check. Park where you can and gather at the start of the Hoggard Trail at the gate to Buzzard’s Roost.  

The practical limit on the tour is about 20 people as we walk to the Hoggard Cemetery and back.  It’s first come first served, and reservations are not required – but you can contact me to be at the top of the attendance list and so I can let you know if plans change. 

Dress for the weather and outdoor conditions on level to rolling earthen trails in woodland.  And, your health is your responsibility!

If it’s too rainy to go without an umbrella, I will notify all who have made a reservation of cancellation.  There is no weather date.   

Learn more in the Intrepid Heritage Services page on Facebook, and in a blog on intrepidheritageservices.com.

Message Kevin through Facebook, email ihs@horizonview.net, text (740) 771-8574, or call (740) 775-4036.