SWCD News

  1. What is a 100-Year Rainfall Event?

    It is a common misconception that a “100-year flood” happens once in 100 years. The term can be quite deceiving when taken at face value. In fact, it is possible for two 100-year storms to occur 50, 25, or even one year apart. Let’s break down the terminology a bit and discuss what “100-year” is actually referring to. Flooding occursRead More >

  2. Caught Up In Cicada Mania? 10 Things You Should Know About These Mystic Creatures

    by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Also known as the Great Eastern Brood, Brood X (pronounced Brood Ten) is one of 15 broods of periodical cicadas that emerge throughout the eastern United States. Brood X is one of the largest groups, gracing 15 states, including central and western Ohio, with their collective presence. Periodical cicadas spend most of their lifecycle underRead More >

  3. New Supervisors Elected

    David Ochs and Gregg Pontius, both of Lancaster, were elected to serve on the Fairfield SWCD Board of Supervisors starting January 1, 2021, and will serve three-year terms.

  4. 2016 Healthy Soils Mini-Grant

    The FSWCD, through a 2016 Healthy Soils Mini-Grant, partnered with several schools, community gardens, Fairfield DD and OSU Extension Master Gardners to plant cover crops to demonstrate soil quality improvements that cover crops can provide. Thank you to ODNR for helping us educate the non-ag community about the benefits of cover crops.

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