Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

science project

Beginning in fifth grade, all across Ohio, students are exposed to the scientific method through their experiences in their schools' science fairs.
fawn

Learn how the record rainfall has impacted the survival of fawns, turkey poults and other wildlife, and how you can help mitigate the effects.
home and garden

Planning for increased rainfall is guaranteed to reduce runoff, improve soil health and water quality, save money and add beneficial beauty to your yard.
farmland preservation Washington County, Pa.

A conservation plan is a tool to help you better manage the natural resources on your land.
Corn planting

Feeding more people with the same land base without degrading the environment against the backdrop of intense weather may require a different mindset.
cattle pasture

Managing nutrients in the pasture can increase profitability in those fields, the same way they do for other crops.
Flooded farm field

Healthy soils with proper structure and a balance of mineral and organic matter withstand drought and provide moisture to plants during the dry season.
river

We are all non-point source polluters and need to learn how to eliminate or reduce the pollution we are adding to our public waters.

Take the time to teach the children in your life about conservation — being mindful of what we do with and to our natural resources — when they are young.
Rapid erosion

If your land area drains to the Muskingum River (which is most of eastern Ohio), you may be interested in the Critical Area Seeding program.
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