Join us as we dive in to the exciting history of the Wayne National Forest on Saturday, February 20th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters, located off US Hwy 33 between Nelsonville and The Plains.
We will “Dig through Time” and learn all about the early settlers of Ohio, the effects of past unregulated coal mining, and what has been done to restore much of the land. Bring your children and enjoy this free hands-on educational program that’s designed for preschool to 5th grade.
Space is limited to 20 seats. Pre-register today by calling (740) 753-0101.
Join AmeriCorps members Homer, Erin, and Matt for a winter Teach a Tree Hike at Wayne National Forest’s Wildcat Hollow Trail in Morgan and Perry Counties.
What will we be doing?
Hiking a beautiful trail and learning tree identification skills, Shwing you how to ID plants and skills to teach others what you have learned. The event is open to everyone. We will start at the Wildcat Hollow Trailhead. The activity will run from 1-4 p.m on February 20.
Please dress appropriate for weather, DRESS WARM! If there are any questions, contact Matt Castells at Castellsm123@gmail.com.
The Wayne National Forest and Rural Action invites the public to participate in a native medicinal plants workshop on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Wayne National Forest headquarters.
The workshop will focus on American ginseng, ramps, and goldenseal, as a forest management strategy and income opportunity for forest landowners. American ginseng monitoring work on National Forest System lands will also be covered.
This event will be most applicable for forest landowners who are interested in learning how to produce these valuable native medicinal plants as an income opportunity, but will also provide a great learning opportunity for all community members. Registration will be capped at the first 35 individuals.
Please RSVP before Wednesday, February 24th to Karam Sheban at 740-677-4047, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A FREE Scrap Tire Drop-off event will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Wayne NF Headquarters located off US Hwy 33 between The Plains and Nelsonville in Athens County. FOR ATHENS CO. RESIDENTS ONLY.
The event is held in partnership with Athens Hocking County Solid Waste Management District, Athens City-County Health Department, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful. Once we collect 1200 scrap tires, which will be recycled, we will close. No tires are received after hours or from tire shops, dealers, or repair shops. No tires exceeding 54 in. in height and/or 16 in. in width will be collected. All tires must be clean.
To report scrap tires being dumped call Ohio EPA at 877-372-2621.
Funding for the event comes from an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grant.
The 12th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Fishing Event will be held on Lake Vesuvius on Thursday, April 14th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. With help from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, 1000s of rainbow trout will be released on event day to help increase anglers’ success.
The Wheelin’ Sportsmen outreach program, established by the National Wild Turkey Federation, provides physically challenged individuals opportunities to participate in outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, bird watching and others. Accordingly, the fishing event is planned for those restricted by age or disabilities. The ¼ mile Lake Vesuvius boardwalk stretches along the shoreline and allows for improved accessibility by persons with wide-ranging abilities. That feature makes the lake an ideal site for hosting the event.
To pre-register contact the Ironton Ranger District at (740) 534-6500.
Age group: all ages.
Registration required: Yes
Accessibility: Event is for those restricted by age or disabilities.
Free fishing day for kids age 4 to 16 on the boardwalk at Lake Vesuvius. Registration will open at 8:30, fishing will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The event will include fishing, contests, prizes, a chance to learn more about fish and fishing and a visit from Smokey Bear.
A free hot dog lunch will be provided. Participants should bring their own rod/reel, bucket, and bait (some poles & bait are available for children who don’t have their own). This event is held in partnership with Wayne National Forest, National Wild Turkey Federation, Izaak Walton League, Lawrence County Bass Club, and other partners.
For more information, call the Ironton Ranger Station: 740-534-6500.