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Welcome Back, Outdoor Lovers!

This weekend several parks will be celebrating the start of the outdoor season with their Welcome Back Weekends!

Enjoying the Outdoors is brought to you in partnership with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

It’s no joke! On April 1st you can join in the Welcome Back Weekend events at several MWCD parks. To welcome back seasonal campers, Atwood Lake Park, Tappan Lake Park, Seneca Lake Park, and Charles Mill Lake Park will have events on Saturday, April 1 to celebrate the start of the camping season! You can visit the Nature Center at Tappan to play Animal Fact or Fiction or participate in kid and adult BINGO at the Messerly Recreation Center at Charles Mill Lake Park.

The following weekend, you can visit with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the four participating parks. Some parks will be offering crafts, photo opportunities, and Easter morning services. Check out the links below to find a local Easter weekend celebration!

For a full list of events at the park nearest you, check out the events page at https://www.mwcd.org/calendar/2023/04.

Looking Ahead

First Chance Bass Tournament at Tappan Lake ParkApril 2

Easter Weekend at Atwood Lake Park – April 8

Easter Weekend at Tappan Lake Park – April 8

Entire Easter Weekend at Charles Mill Lake Park – April 7, 8, & 9

Easter Weekend at Seneca Lake Park – April 8

Boater Education Course at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – April 22

Archery Range at Pleasant Hill Lake ParkApril 29

Osprey Wagon Tours at Pleasant Hill Lake ParkApril 29

BB Gun Range at Pleasant Hill Lake PartApril 30

Ohio Boater Education Course for Kids at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – June 20

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The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is 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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