Friday, June 22, 2018

2018 Guernsey SWCD Conservation Camp

The Guernsey SWCD is hosting it's 33rd annual conservation camp for Guernsey County youth ages  8-11. The theme for camp this year is Wild for Wildlife. We will be highlighting Ohio's unique wildlife species through various fun hands on activities. We also will have traditional camp activities such as archery, fishing, and canoeing. The two day camp will take place on Wednesday July 25th and Thursday July 26th from 9 AM to 2 PM. Parents/guardians are responsible for child drop off and pick up both days. Wednesday July 25th we will be at the Salt Fork State Park park office located at R-16 Rd. Lore City Oh. 43755. The activities for the day include Fishing, Archery, Canoeing, making "seed balls" and meeting the park naturalist. On Thursday July 26th we will be at Moore Memorial Woods, located at 18665 Wings Ln. Salesville Oh. 43778. Here at Moore Woods we will be going on  a nature hike, doing crafts, dissecting owl pellets, and learning about Ohio's wildlife. For questions and registration information please call the office at 740-489-5276 or email To register, please print off the registration brochure, fill it out, and mail it along with payment of only $10. Or, request one be sent to you.Registration deadline is July 18th. Please note that camp registration is limited to the first 30 kids.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Area Teen Wins Scholarship at Camp Canopy

Congratulations to Sam Gatrell on winning a $1,000 scholarship at Camp Canopy. The Guernsey SWCD sponsors kids from Guernsey County every year to attend the camp. Camp Canopy is located at FFA Camp Muskingum at Leesville Lake. The camp focuses on all aspects of forestry and wildlife management and brings kids in from all over the state. Forestry and wildlife professionals come together to teach many diverse classes and help with regular camp activities. At the end of the week the students take a test to compete for college scholarships that encompasses all they’ve learned that week.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Special Meetings


The Guernsey Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding special meetings to interview candidates to fill the position of Education/ Natural Resources Specialist. Special meetings for interviews will be conducted on 6/6/2018, 6/7/2018, and 6/12/2018. All will be starting at 8 AM and ending after candidates are interviewed.