The U.S. EPA’s School Flag Program uses colored flags based on the Air Quality Index (AQI) to notify teachers, coaches, students, and others about outdoor air quality conditions. Schools raise a colored flag each day that corresponds to their local air quality forecast. The purpose of this program is to create public awareness of outdoor air quality conditions so children can continue to exercise while protecting their health when air quality is in unhealthy ranges.
The Kentucky Conservation program began from a nationally increased awareness of the severe erosion problems on farmland. The dust bowl days of the 1930's convinced the U.S. Congress of the need for a government conservation agency with federal funding to help conserve our natural resources and maintain our ability to feed ourselves as a nation. The Conservation District makes technical and financial help available to reduce soil erosion, prevent water pollution, and maintain and improve the quality and productivity of our farmlands, forests, and other natural resources.
Many people believe that storm sewers lead to a treatment plant; however, storm sewers empty directly into nearby streams without receiving any treatment. For this reason, it is critical that nothing other than storm water goes into a storm drain. To help educate residents about where storm drains empty, the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation Districthas developed a system of colorful storm drain markers that include a No Dumping message and the Ohio EPA toll-free hotli
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels is urging Ohio farmers to take advantage of resources that will help connect farmers who may have grown more hay than they need, to farmers who don’t have enough to feed their herds. The directory is the result of an Executive Order signed by Governor John R.
Become the next Claude Monet or JMW Turner! Paint your best vision of a beautiful Hamilton County Park District Park, get votes by Facebook friends, and win a prize pack…it’s that easy. The contest is open through September 30th. Submissions and voting begin September 17th…so grab your brushes and go! Artwork must be a physical painting with paint. No tracing, paint-by-numbers or digital alteration and paintings must be scenes from within any of the Park District Parks.
Tri-State families will find a jammin’ good time at the fourth annual Bluegrass for Babies charitable concert on Saturday, September 22. Head out to Sawyer Point from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and you’ll find bluegrass music, family activities, a farmer’s market, and a selection of local food. Bluegrass for Babies, Inc.
On September 12th, Dater Montessori will install a Wetland in their Nature Center on the school grounds. Experts from Illinois Natural History Survey, U.S. Forest Service, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, and Cincinnati Nature Center will be on hand throughout the day at Dater (8 am - 4:30 pm) for the excavation and construction. Over the past century, Wetlands were drained as their vital role in ecologic balance and environmental service was not understood. Only 5% of the original Wetlands remain in Ohio. Wetlands Restoration is important for