Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 Wildlife Symposium!

Check out this great event in Muskingum county happening in March, the 2018 Wildlife Symposium. Hosted by Zane State College and Muskingum SWCD. Our own Levi Arnold will be there doing a Waterfowl ID presentation. Here is a list of speakers and topics that will be covered. This event requires registration and an associated cost of $20 that gets you access to the event and covers a continental breakfast and a light lunch. To register, print the registration card picture, fill out and send to Muskingum SWCD with payment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Camp Canopy! Check it Out!

January may not seem like the time to be thinking about summer fun but this news is too hot not to share! Camp Canopy, formerly known as Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Camp has done some re-branding. Camp Canopy will offer the same unique opportunities to the youth of Ohio as they have for the past 65+ years! So, if you are someone who may be interested in this opportunity or know of someone, go check out their new website and other forms of social media.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Employee!


My name is Mark Wallen and I am the new Agriculture Resources Specialist for the Guernsey County Soil and Water Conservation District.  I originally hale from Champaign County near Urbana, Ohio where I grew up farming and was involved in agriculture.  I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy spending my time either helping on the family farm, or spending my time afield either behind a good hunting dog or in a tree stand chasing deer. 

 I am a graduate of the Ohio State University where I earned my Bachelors degree in Environmental sciences.  After graduation I worked for the South McLean County Soil Conservation District in Turtle Lake, North Dakota as the District technician assisting agriculture producer’s with cover crop enrollment and tree windbreak plantings.  From there I joined the team at the Guernsey County SWCD where I enjoy working with producers and look forward to meeting with local landowners in the near future, so if you’re in the area please drop by and say hi, and we can discuss how I can be of assistance to you and your operation.