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Lynchburg Clay Wins Region 5 Envirothon

Presented By Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

(Laurelville) – A team from Lynchburg-Clay High School won the local Envirothon event for the central and southern Ohio area on Tuesday. Envirothon is an outdoor academic competition that was held at Tar Hollow State Park this year.

Courtesy of Ross Soil & Water Conservation District

The Lynchburg-Clay “Gold” team was one of three teams entered from the school. Lynchburg-Clay Gold had the high score to finish first. The Bexley Lions team placed second. A team from the Delaware Area Career Center finished third. The McClain FFA team from Greenfield placed fourth. Those top four teams are eligible to advance to a state competition in June. There were a total of 36 teams made up of 180 students from nine counties who competed on Tuesday.

The Lynchburg-Clay Gold team was led by senior team captain, Bridget Wilkin and included Addyson Downing, Samuel Hamilton, Sydney Hamilton, and Matthew Gossett. The team’s advisor is Lara Hamilton.

The area Envirothon was co-sponsored by the Pike Soil and Water Conservation District, the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District, and Tar Hollow State Park. The event organizers recruited local natural resources professionals to conduct the hands-on testing:

• Aquatic Ecology – Tar Hollow Naturalist Amy Fitton
• Forestry – ODNR Forester Brad Wireman
• Soils and Land Use – OSU Extension Educator Ross Meeker
• Wildlife – Ross County Game Warden Bob Nelson
• Current Environmental Issues – “Waste to Resources”
Daphne Mosley, Assistant Director, Pike County Office of Community and Economic Development

Envirothon events are going on all over the state. For more information about this area’s Envirothon, CLICK HERE:

Area 5 Soil & Water Conservation District To Conduct Annual Envirothon

Presented By Horizon Connects

Participating area schools that are represented in Area 5 Soil & Water Conservation Districts, will conduct their Annual Envirothon, April 26th at Tar Hollow State Park. Area 5 covers 17 counties in the region.

Representatives representing SWCD’s in Ross, Pike and Brown counties were guests with Mike Smith on Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition Friday afternoon.

Guests were Bob Neal of Ross SWCD, Lydia Dresbach of Pike County SWCD and Danielle Thompson of Brown County SWCD. Thompson is also on the Ohio Envirothon Committee.

To watch Mike Smith’s interview with the trio, CLICK BELOW:

Ross SWCD Conducts Spring Tree & Fish Sales

Presented By Accurate Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

The Ross Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting their annual Spring Tree and Fish sales.

Fish sold are intended for stocking ponds and lakes include. This year’s sale includes: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Sunfish, Fathead Minnows, Japanese Koi, and White Amur- among others. Some price increases are in store and there is no sale of perch available for this season. 

The tree sale offering is a bundle of 25 Eastern White Pine Seedlings.

Ohio’s state nurseries closed some years ago. Since then, Ross SWCD had purchased from West Virginia’s state nursery, but that too closed down last year and there were no commercial suppliers that could deliver in time for spring planting. Ross SWCD was able to acquire she Eastern White Pine seedlings. 

The last day for placing an order for trees is April 4th and for fish- April 25th.

Upon order arrivals, trees can be picked up between 7am-6pm Friday April 8th at the Ross County Service Center.

Fish orders will be picked up between 9am-10am Tuesday May 3rd at the Ross County Fairgrounds.

For more details, call the Ross SWCD at (740) 772-4110/extension 116, email admin@rosscountyswcd.org or go to their website at www.rosscountyswcd.org

2022 Meeting Schedule Announced For Ross SWCD

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

(Chillicothe) – The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District announces the Board of Supervisors will hold regular meetings in 2022 on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30am in conference room D of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio. Please contact the district if you would like to join by video conference or telephone conference.

Media outlets and the public may contact the district to be notified about any special meetings or meetings on a particular topic.

February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

The Annual Meeting will be held on August 18, 2022.

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District promotes land use practices that prevent soil erosion and protect water quality. The district provides free technical assistance to landowners implementing conservation practices through the farm bill or for the CAUV tax program. The district is engaged in a broad range of services related to geographic information systems, residential neighborhood drainage and runoff, wildlife and habitat. Residents can find more information about education and outreach programs on the district website www.rosscountyswcd.org or call the district office at 740-772-4110, extension 116.

Celebrating 75 years in 2022, the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1947 and is governed by a volunteer board of supervisors elected by Ross County residents and producers. The 2022 supervisors are Brice Acton, Frankfort; Mike Anderson, South Salem; Philip Gray, Chillicothe; Greg Ramsey, Clarksburg; and Pam Snyder, Kingston.