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Peak Bloom Bonus Bicycle Ride
Peak Bloom Bonus Bicycle Ride

The Peak Bloom Bicycle Rides with the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails have been so much fun we added a bonus ride. If you want another chance to explore what's blooming along the trail, please join us on Saturday, September 23rd, at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Grass Trailhead, 262 W. High St., London, Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves is holding special archery deer hunts at nine locations bordering the Stillwater State Scenic, Little Miami State and National Scenic, and the Big and Little Darby State and National Scenic rivers.

USDA Accepts Nearly 2.7 Million Acres in Grassland CRP Signup, Successfully Closing the Gap and bringing CRP Near to Acreage

Notice of Supervisors Election of the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District

The Prairie Grass bike trail has more to offer than just great opportunities to exercise

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites landowners to enroll their property in the Ohio Landowner-Hunter Access Partnership. Enrollment in the program, which incentivizes landowners to provide access to hunters, begins June 1 and runs until July 15. Since the program’s launch in 2021, more than 15,000 acres have been enrolled.

Among CRP enrollment opportunities, Grassland CRP is a unique working lands program, allowing producers and landowners to continue grazing and haying practices while conserving grasslands and promoting plant and animal biodiversity as well as healthier soil.

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) rewards private landowners for actively managing and maintaining existing conservation activities while offering additional opportunities to improve natural resource and land management goals.

Ohio’s 2022-23 white-tailed deer hunting season concluded Sunday, Feb. 5, with 210,977 deer checked, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The final total represents all deer harvested during archery, gun, muzzleloader, and youth hunting seasons since Sept. 10, 2022.

Check out this fact sheet on how to best manage White Oaks on your property.

Join in to learn more about the benefits of CRP and steps to enroll.

Brief facts about the local farmland preservation program for farms in Madison County, Ohio.

The harvest results are in for Ohio's extra weekend of deer gun season.

Can you spread manure in the winter when the ground is frozen, or snow covered? We get this question a lot, so… can you? The answer, it depends.
Check out the article for more information regarding guidelines for spreading manure.

Learn how to support your local pollinators

When, Where, How, Why to Collect Milkweed Pods

We invite landowners to join us at the training day or visit us during the Farm Science Review learn more about removal and control techniques for a variety of invasive species. We will be focusing on the removal of honeysuckle, which harms wildlife by crowding out native species.

Lady landowners and farmers (current or future) who are interested in learning more about conservation, wildlife habitat, and pollinators are invited to join female resource professionals for a FREE morning learning circle and afternoon informational habitat tour. Come network with like-minded ladies and explore ways to accomplish your goals for your land!

Shaded seating will be available, but please dress for warm weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch will be provided. When registering, please note if you have any dietary restrictions.

This event is free, but please RSVP so we can be sure to provide enough lunches for everyone. If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity, please contact Farm Bill Biologist Ashley Dawson at (540) 622-4323 or

An event for farmers, agronomists and conservation professionals.

Includes information on the SWCD Annual Meeting and election process.