Life in Delaware County

Stops Announced For Second Annual Free Farm Tour

4 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the lineup of farms which will be open for its second annual Free Farm Tour on July 20.

This self-guided tour will also be self-paced, and will consist of four different stops throughout Delaware County. Each stop has unique conservation practices and activities to showcase. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Soil & Water Has Two Scholarships Available

5 Mar , 2019  

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District has two scholarships open to local students.

The Dick O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship is $500 and open to students who meet the following criteria: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Order Your Trees And Shrubs

11 Jan , 2019  

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District has begun its 2019 Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale.

Orders arriving at the office will be ready for pick up beginning on April 5.  All seedlings will be sold bare root meaning they are shipped without soil, making them lightweight and easy to carry.  Orders are filled on a first come first serve basis, order early to ensure you get the species you desire. More…

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Delaware County

Agricultural Easement Purchase Program Applications Now Available

4 Jan , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) provides funding to assist in the preservation of farmland throughout Ohio. The program operates through the purchase of easements from landowners who volunteer to maintain their land under agricultural uses in perpetuity. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Sign Up Underway For Upper Big Walnut Creek Watershed Quality Program

1 Jan , 2019  

Agricultural producers have an incentive to manage their operations with a conservation outlook since their livelihood depends on the quality of the soil and water they use to produce the food, fiber, forage, and fuel for the world’s growing population. The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has announced new funding available for the Upper Big Walnut Creek Watershed through the Promoting Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Phosphorus Project. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Voting Underway For Delaware SWCD Supervisors; Open House To be Held

4 Nov , 2018  

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District is currently accepting votes for two supervisors.

In accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code, residents or landowners, firms and corporations that own land or occupy land in Delaware County and are at least 18 years of age, may vote.  A nonresident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative prior to casting a ballot. More…