The Coshocton County Beacon February 27, 2019 - Page 19

Water Conservation District onservation “Providing Leadership to Educate and Assist Landowners in the Wise Management of our Natural Resources” 2018 octon SWCD. The Coshocton SWCD works with local, state, resource concerns. nding from the Coshocton Foundati on for supplies to build The innovati ve model allows users to create topography ugmented in real ti me by an elevati on color map, contour Technicians Ryan Medley and Zach Wallace spent the mming the model. In early spring, the model was demon- octon County Career Center Natural Resource students and staff . The model debuted to the public at AEP Earth Day in o used at the Offi cials Tour in August, at Ag Awareness Day raders, and at the SWCD Annual Meeti ng and Banquet in District supervisors and staff hosted an Offi cials Tour in August showcasing conservati on prac- ti ces installed on 4 local farms. This outreach event takes our elected offi cials to the fi eld to help A 500 gallon trough for livestock watering is surrounded them understand soil and water resource concerns and work completed by local landowners by a heavy use pad to prevent mud around the watering in cooperati on with SWCD staff . The tour helps offi cials bett er understand how local funds are area. The water source is gravity fl owed from a used by the SWCD to design conservati on practi ces to wisely use our soil and water resources. developed spring. The Coshocton SWCD 76th Annual Meeti ng and Banquet was held at the Lake Park Pavilion with 187 residents and guests in att endance. David Daniels from the Ohio Department of Ag- riculture was the featured speaker and also presented a Bicentennial Farm certi fi cate to Phyllis (Pew) and Lee Debnar recognizing their family farm of 200 years. The Derr Dairy Farm was honored as the Outstanding Conservati on Farm. MOVING FORWARD The SWCD program has changed during the past 76 years, but one thing remains the same: the responsibility to be good stewards of the land. Wise use of our soil and water resources will nated by the Coshocton SWCD in 2018 in cooperati on ensure that future generati ons enjoy the same quality of life in our community that those before servancy District and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. us worked so hard to provide for us. We thank you for your interest in our program and ask for is program for 36 landowners with over 4,965 acres of seed your conti nued support to protect our natural resources. or broadcast and drilled by landowners. These cover crops ove soil health for the producers’ fi elds. Thanks also to TMK Downing Airport for assisti ng with the cover crop program. 2019 A livestock tire watering tank hooked to a pressure pipeline system distributes water to areas previously inaccessible. The SWCD hosted an Offi cials Tour in 2018 to highlight conservation practices installed in the county. This tour allows local and state offi cials to see and understand the work being done by the SWCD offi ce. Tree Sales are Going on Now!! First FARM Friday was held in August on Main Street in Coshocton; giving attendees the opportunity to climb on farm equipment, touch farm animals, and talk to local farmers. Deb Bigelow from the SWCD did an Enviroscape watershed model presentation for Coshocton County Youth Leadership emphasizing the need to take care of the landscape to keep our water clean. FEBRUARY 2019 FEBRUARY 27, 27, 2019 A rye cover crop fi eld inter-seeded by airplane into a growing soybean crop that will be harvested as normal. Contact the SWCD offi ce at 740-622-8087, Ext. 4 or www.coshoctonswcd.org (also see page 23 for order form) www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com e. 1st – Kaydence Lahna – Ridgewood 2nd – Nathan Adams - Keene 3rd – Brady Lower – Ridgewood 2018 CONSERVATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS Adult Education ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 events / 346 people AEP Earth Day-Watershed Sandbox Model ...............................................................................................8 presentations / 200 students Ag Awareness Day – All Coshocton 4th graders ........................................................................................8 presentations / 230 students Ag Awareness Day – River View 2nd graders ............................................................................................7 presentations / 165 students Ag Day Celebration ............................................................................................................................................................... 85 attendees Brush Management ................................................................................................................................................................. 148.3 acres Classroom Presentations ............................................................................................................................................ 61 / 1,403 students Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan.............................................................................................................................. 30.8 acres Conservation Calendars for Teachers ...............................................................................................................13 schools / 500 teachers Cover Crops Applied......................................................................................................................................36 landowners / 4,965 acres ycks Fall Foliage & Farm Tour .................................................................................................................................................. 1,312 attendees Farmers Breakfasts ................................................................................................................................................ 5 total / 101 attendees First Farm Friday ................................................................................................................................................................. 400 attendees Wachtel Forest Stand Improvement ...................................................................................................................................................... 124.8 acres n Turner Inventory and Evaluation (Technical Assistance) .......................................................................................................................... 41 sites Pasture Walk/Workshop ........................................................................................................................................... 1 total / 20 attendees ociation Pipeline ..........................................................................................................................................................................................4,340 ft. e Donaker Plat Books .................................................................................................................................................................................... 102 sold Quarterly newsletter to district cooperators .........................................................................................................................2,064 average rm Review lot splits for Regional Planning ..................................................................................................................................141 reviews Spring Development .................................................................................................................................................................................1 Subsurface Drainage .....................................................................................................................................................................3,489 ft. Tree Sale Program ............................................................................................................................ 67 Customers/3,180 Seedlings sold Watering Facilities ....................................................................................................................................................................................8 Water Quality Monitoring .......................................................................................................................................8 months, 288 samples e 2018 5th Grade Poster Contest Winners THE BEACON BEACON 19 19 THE