Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Home To Ohio’s First State Park Storybook Trail

10 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) celebrated Child Health Day on Monday by unveiling the Storybook Trail at Alum Creek State Park, which will feature nature-themed stories and books. It is the first storybook trail at any Ohio State Park.

The event included a ribbon-cutting, guided trail tours, activities for youth and families, and food trucks. More…

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ODNR Encourages You To Go Leaf Peeping

6 Oct , 2019  

Even if you are not planning to go on a hike or pack up a tent and camp out this fall, you can take advantage of the easiest way to welcome fall with almost no effort required: leaf peeping. Leaf peeping is, simply put, just the act of looking at leaves to observe the color change that takes place during fall. This activity is so popular that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., maintains a Fall Color Forecast to help people find the best locations to view and enjoy the beautiful colors that accompany the onset of fall in Ohio. More…

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Bird Club Announces Fall Speakers

10 Sep , 2019  

Lovers of feathered friends join together each month as the Delaware County Bird Club holds get-togethers at Deer Haven park on selected Monday evenings.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend, and all ages are welcome. Each meeting features a different speaker covering exciting birding-related topics, and attendees can share news of their own bird sightings. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7 PM. More…

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Scioto River Sweep

3 Sep , 2019  

The Delaware General Health District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful program is seeking volunteers to help pick trash out of the Scioto River on September 7.

The Scioto River Sweep will take place that day from 9:00 AM to Noon. Volunteers will meet up at 8:30 AM at the Bellpoint Community Church shelter on State Route 257, and proceed to  clean up riverbanks on foot and the river channel in canoes. More…

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Olentangy River Clean-Up Day: Updated

18 Aug , 2019  

The City of Delaware Public Utilities Department, Keep Delaware County Beautiful, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) are partnering to hold the City’s annual Olentangy River Clean-Up.

This year’s event will take place on August 24 from 10 AM to Noon at 225 Cherry Street in Delaware, the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant facility. More…

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Natural Disaster Designations Declared For 40 Ohio Counties, Including Delaware

30 Jul , 2019  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has encouraged farmers in 40 Ohio counties, including Delaware County, to seek potential relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) following the USDA Secretarial disaster designation in their counties or contiguous counties due to rain, flooding, or other weather conditions.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in letters dated July 25, 2019, designated several counties as primary natural disaster areas due to production losses caused by extreme weather events that occurred during the 2019 crop year. More…

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Experience Delaware County After Dark And In The Wild

28 Jul , 2019  

Do things that go “bump in the night” put you on edge? Do you know what goes on after dark in the wilds of Delaware County?

Here’s a chance for your family to open your eyes and ears to that experience by visiting the Ohio Wildlife Center after the lights go out for a Family Night Hike. Find out what animals love things a little bit darker. More…

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Grey Wolf Pups Born, Starting To Venture Out

10 Jun , 2019  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium recently announced the births of four Mexican gray wolf pups—the first to be born at the facility in 14 years. Their births mark a significant achievement for the future of the Mexican wolf, which is the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America. More…

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New Lager Features Stratford Ecological Center Honey

28 Apr , 2019  

Updated. With the Earth Day release of Helios, a Rustic Lager brewed with sustainable ingredients, Land-Grant Taproom is proud to continue their annual Sun-Grant series of beers. Named for and inspired by the Sun-Grant Association, a group of land-grant universities that research and develop sustainable and environmentally friendly bio-based energy alternatives, Sun-Grant beers are brewed using sustainable techniques and ingredients.

This year’s beer features local honey from the Stratford Ecological Center near Delaware, Pilsner malt from Haus Malts in Cleveland, Michigan grown Triple Pearl hops and a Kveik yeast strain that ferments at an energy efficient lower temperature. More…

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Fish For Free

13 Apr , 2019  

It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not required to obtain a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

The Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for the estimated 1.3 million Ohio anglers. More…

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Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Buckeye Blooms On The Way

6 Apr , 2019  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

“Spring is one of the most magical times of year in Ohio,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Spring welcomes an array of colorful wildflowers, which line trails and hillsides all over the state. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors to see spring wildflowers and reconnect with nature after the chill of the winter months.” More…

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Get Trained To Spot

19 Mar , 2019  

The National Weather Service is looking for weather spotters.

The NWS office in Wilmington is holding Spotter Training sessions across Ohio, including here in Delaware County. These classes are free and open to the public, but some may require advanced registration. More…

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Learn How To Prune Your Brambles

5 Mar , 2019  

Have fruit trees? One fact about managing those plants is that they should be pruned each and every year. And, if you are unaware of how that should be accomplished, you’re in luck.

The Stratford Ecological Center is holding a Fruit Tree & Bramble Pruning Class from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on March 30. More…

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Sail And Shear Sheep This Spring

14 Feb , 2019  

Only a few more weeks to go, friends, until the weather breaks, the sun shines, and the sounds of spring return to Delaware County.

Just in time, the Spring 2019 Program Guide from Preservation Parks has been published and is available to peruse. It can be found in many county locations, but also online. More…

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