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  July 15th - Farmers...Mark your calendar! This will be our first Ag Chemical Container Recycling Event. There are strict guidelines to follow - but you can Register to  drop off acceptable containers on this date. Please fill out the Registration Form by July 7th or contact our office to reserve a spot for your ag plastic containers to be recycled. This is a free event - from 9 am to 7 pm - drop off @ the Wayne Co. Fairgrounds.
 

Wayne County is currently receiving comments on proposed modifications to the County Storm Water Management Regulations and Guidance Document.  Links to the documents are provided on this page; proposed modifications are shown in red as “Track Changes.”.  A second Public Hearing for the proposed regulations is set for Wednesday, April 30th at 9 am.  Please send your questions/comments before the Public Hearing to the Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District, 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio  44691, Attention Rob Kastner or e-mail Rob at rkastner@wayneoh.org.

Storm Water Management Regulations - Draft April 14 2014.pdf

Storm Water Management Guidance Document - Draft April 14 2014.pdf



 

Aug. 14th - The Manure Science Review is coming to Wayne County!
This wonderful educational event costs just $25 - all day & includes lunch. The morning will have presentations, and afternoon filled with demo sites and "in the field" education. Rupp-Vue Farms of Sterling will be the host location. For More Information, please contact our office.


 EDUCATIONAL CONSERVATION VIDEOS!!!
 
Posted on YouTube...
Please watch and share these:

    Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops 2013 Link: http://youtu.be/_xqMcWStuvs

    Grassed Waterway Construction  Link: http://youtu.be/fLtmiYkwf4Y 

    Stream Crossving Video Link: http://youtu.be/Cd3Xr7-tDS8

More educational videos are being created and will be posted as they are finalized.
Be sure to check back or visit our YouTube account WayneSWCD to view them!


Mark your Calendars!  Annual Meeting & Banquet ~  Nov. 18th 2014
This year the meeting will be held at Northwestern High School, 7571 N ElyriaRd., West Salem. The banquet will beginat 7:15 p.m. There will be an election of two supervisors for the Wayne SWCD Board.Voting will take place before the banquet from 6:30-7:30 pm.  More information will be posted later!  


Finally!  Ag and Farm Plastic Recycling has come to Wayne County!
Please check the Agricultural Services Tab or Landowner Services Tab to get more information.
 


 2013 Wayne County Fair Guessing Contest. This year was to guess how many pounds of ag plastic film was in the large white “Super Sack” in front of the building. The plastic was recycled from a local producer’s farm. This was an example of white bale wrap that can be recycled through the newly launched Ag Plastic Recycling Program that currently involves 9 Ohio counties. Winning the $30 gift card to Bob Evans Restaurant this year was Erich Ross of Wadsworth, Ohio. Erich had the closest guess to the correct number of pounds of the ag plastic, which was 323 pounds. He guessed 324 – just 1 over the real amount.  The guessing contest always has a tie-breaker question…just in case we have to use it to determine the actual winner. The tie-breaker question was: “When you recycle 2,000lbs of paper, about how many trees do  you save?”  The correct answer was 17 trees.  We had over 550 guesses this year.  Thanks to everyone!

     
Congratulations to
LOREN  RUFENER of Rittman, Ohio. Loren had the closest guess to the correct number of corn kernels, which were 2,281 kernels. He guessed 2,291 – just 10 shy of thereal amount. We had over 600 guesses this year, and appreciate everyone that tried the contest and stopped by to visit.
The guessing contest always has a tie-breaker question…just in case wehave to use it to determine the actual winner. The tiebreaker question was: “Wayne County leads the State in ranking for total number of cows. What ranking does Wayne County have for 2011 Corn Production?” The correct answer is Wayne County was ranked 36th in corn production in 2011. Winning the $30 gift card to BobEvans Restaurant from the 2012 contest was Loren.

Congratulations to TAMARA WARREN  of Wooster! She is the lucky winner of our contest at the 2011 Wayne County Fair, winning the $30 gift card to Bob Evans. She was the only person to correctly guess the number of shredded plastic bottles in the jar.
 
    Fair Recycling Contest     There were 119 small milk bottles shredded in the jar! Thanks to Tri-County Recycling  & Eddie Beard for the shredded bottles!