Grants Approved to Improve & Protect Parks

Up to $1.1 million were approved in grants last month by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Board of Directors.

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The MWCD staff reviewed 20 applications, totaling over $2.5 million, this year during the 2022-2023 grant cycle. Some applications even went through an independent technical review. Members of the MWCD Board of Directors approved up to $1.1 million in grants to ten organizations at the November 18, 2022 meeting.

The grant program is highly competitive. “We again are pleased to invest our resources in these very important projects across the district that match with our growing emphasis on conservation,” said Craig Butler, MWCD Executive Director. “These projects help to prevent costly flooding, minimize soil erosion and nutrient loss from agricultural operations, assist with upgrading essential community services, and preserve and rehabilitate sensitive lands for public use.”

To see the 2022/ 2023 Partners in Watershed Management Grant Recipients or apply for the next grant award cycle, click HERE.

Looking Ahead

Winter Solstice Hike at Atwood Lake Park December 21

2023 Activities Coming Soon!

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Responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed. The MWCD is the largest conservancy district in the state and led the effort to construct 14 dams and reservoirs. The MWCD has jurisdiction for its operations in all or portions of an 18-county area. The 18 counties wholly or partially contained in the MWCD jurisdiction are Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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