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Native plant sale




When: May 22 & 23 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Where: Rural Service Pollinator Garden

Time: 9 am – 6pm


Cost: 48 plants/$60 plus tax

4 pack $7

Container Garden Kit- $30 plus tax

15” kettle, potting soil, & 5 native plants

Rain Garden Kit- $60 plus tax

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Soil and Water Conservation Districts protect valuable natural resources in a changing landscape.
We provide a variety of a natural resource assistance and services to landowners, homeowners, educators, agricultural producers, developers and communities.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Agriculture

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) strives to work with all producers of agricultural products to provide technical assistance to apply conservation on their land.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Education

Our education trailer is an 18 foot, walk-through exhibit full of hands-on exhibits where visitors can discover some of the many wonders of aquatic ecosystems.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Forestry & Wildlife

Find additional information and links to topics involving Invasive Species, Woodlands, Forestry and more.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Pollinators

They say one out of every three bites of food are made possible because of pollinators. Pollinators include birds, bees, butterflies, bats, insects, and small mammals.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Urban Agriculture

Muskingum SWCD was awarded a $50,000 grant through the NACD’s Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative in 2016.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Water Quality

Muskingum SWCD is concerned with the water quality in the county and beyond.

Muskingum Soil And Water Conservation District - Soils

Everything from the ground up starts with soil. We eat food grown in it. We build things on it and build things out of what grows in it. We also eat animals that eat plants that grow in it. Without soil we could not survive.

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How does water quality affect you?

How does water quality affect you?

Doreen Maurer ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Is there such a thing as a perfect world? Probably not. Can we help bring the world closer to perfection? Yes, I believe we can. Water is a resource that each of us can learn about to help make the quality of our environment a step closer to perfection. I know it is hard for one person to make a difference, but when we join in our efforts, changes can happen.

Filter Strips Vs. Buffer Strips

Filter Strips Vs. Buffer Strips

Doreen Maurer ZANESVILLE, Ohio - I mentioned in my last blog that I would do some research on vegetation filter strips and write about them. It was interesting research, and it brought up more questions that needed answered. But first, vegetation filter strips are used to help limit water contamination and erosion. They’re narrow strips of grasses, legumes, and forbs, that slow the flow of stormwater runoff. Slowing the flow of water will allow time for water to be absorbed into the soil to filter naturally, thus reducing water contamination. Another benefit is that covered soil does not wash away, so vegetation filter strips also help reduce erosion.

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