2016 Tri-County R.O.W. Announced

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Brown, Adams and Highland counties are excited to present the second year of “Tri-County R.O.W.” - Real Outdoor Women.  This is a series of evening events that will take place the third Thursday of April, June, July and September.  Each program will introduce participants to a new outdoor pursuit.  Our topics for the 2016 series are as follows:  Outdoor Cooking, Nature Photography, Tree Identification and Fishing.

Danielle Thompson with the Brown County SWCD is coordinating registration for the series.  “We encourage women to try a new skill, spend an evening with ladies who have similar interests and learn from experts in the field.  This is a great opportunity for ladies of all ages who have an interest in outdoor pursuits but may not know where to start.” 

Pre-registration is required and a fee of $15.00 for each evening provides participants with a light meal and materials used during the event.  For more information or to receive a brochure, call the Brown County SWCD office at 937-378-4424, ext. 125.

Many partners are working together to make the R.O.W. program a reality.  Thanks to the ODNR – Division of Wildlife and Pheasants/Quail Forever for their support.  We also appreciate ODNR – Division of Parks, ODNR – Division of Forestry and Chatfield College for assisting with the facility requirements.

Click this link to view the flyer! Tri-County R.O.W. 2016
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71st Annual Meeting and Banquet a Success!   

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 71st Annual Meeting and Banquet on October 26, 2015.  This event is coordinated to highlight events occurring across the county, to honor citizens for their accomplishments, and to conduct the Board of Supervisors election.  

The evening began with the supervisor election.  We would like to congratulate Becky Cropper of Jefferson Township and Susan Reeves of Green Township on their re- election to the board. Both members will serve three-year terms, from 2016-2019.  Our appreciation is also extended to Nathaniel Young of Green Township for his willingness to serve as a candidate in this election.  The dedication and support of the supervisors is an integral part of the District.  Following the election, The Brown County Commissioners presented the district with a proclamation declaring October 26, 2015 as Conservation Day.    

In addition to the election, individuals were recognized for their contributions to conservation.  These include: Brad and Susan Barber- 2015 Outstanding Cooperators; The Ursulines of Brown County and Tim Wilson- Friends of Conservation; and Caroline Day and Rosie Dean, Science Fair award winners. 

We would also like to recognize three local banks for their continued support. Ripley Federal Savings Bank, Merchants National Bank, and First State Bank supported the banquet and became co-sponsors of the event.

We also want to thank the following for their donations to the evening:  Adams Brown Recycling, Bethel Feed & Supply, The Brown Family, Cahall Bros. Inc., Carrington Farm Supply, The Cropper Family, Bane-Welker Equipment, Brown County Farm Bureau, Ron and Jeannie Bulow, Donohoo Pharmacy, Friends of the SWCD, Georgetown Office Supply, Lonnie & Becky Moran, Merchants National Bank, The Ratliff Family, The Rogers Families, Scott Farms, The Thompson Family and Judge Joe Worley, Brown County Municipal Court.