The Muskingum River Woodland Interest Group (MRWIG) is hosting a Forestry Field Day on Saturday, September 29th, at Wolf Run Farm in Bedford Township of Coshocton County. This year’s event will provide woodland owners with numerous opportunities to learn ways to enhance the management of their woods and fields.
Wolf Run Farm has worked extensively with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance the wildlife habitat on their farm. They have constructed a wetland, planted native grassland/pollinator habitat, and planted 20 acres of native hardwoods for reforestation. Wildlife Biologists will lead sessions on habitat management giving attendees the chance to learn how they can enhance wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities on their own farms.
Registration cost for the field day is $10 and includes a raffle ticket for one of the many door prizes. The Real McCoy BBQ will have food available for purchase during the lunch hour. The event flyer and registration form will be available on this page soon.
Even though there will not be other First Friday events this year, First FARM Friday is still on! It is August 3, 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Main Street in Coshocton between Third and Fifth Street. There will be machinery, animals, displays, and food vendors, along with several new vendors and activities! Admission is free.
The popular Stamp Card activity for kids provides a fun and educational experience, and the first 250 kids who turn in their completed cards will receive a cup of Whit’s Frozen Custard!
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The Big Tree Contest is open to all species of trees growing on privately owned property in Coshocton County. Property line trees and trees growing on federal, state, or local government land are not eligible. Any person can enter a tree physically located in Coshocton County whether or not the tree is growing on the nominator’s property. The Big Tree Contest is a county-wide contest, while the “Coshocton Is Blooming” category is limited to trees growing within the City of Coshocton. Coshocton SWCD encourages you to submit as many entries as you like for you and your neighbors. The two winners will be acknowledged at our Annual Meeting on October 18.
Entry deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.
Big Tree Entry Form
If you would like to see how the trees are measured, the document below shows the process. You do not have to measure a tree prior to entering it in the contest.
Measuring a Big Tree