The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asks the public to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)! Since the spread of ALB to Stonelick Township from the Bethel area, citizens are encouraged to become familiar with the signs ALB could be present in trees on their property. Adult beetles are most active during the summer and early fall, making September one of the peak times for emergence of this invasive pest. They can be seen on trees, branches, walls, outdoor furniture, cars, sidewalks, or even caught in pool filters.
There are 25 million reasons why it's important to reduce school bus idling and the key to reducing idling is us! Clean School Bus's National Idle Reduction Campaign helps communities take action toward a cleaner, healthier environment. It recognizes the important role of the school bus driver as a professional who is responsible for the safety and security of kids.
Sample the wonders of nature at the 9th Annual Great Outdoor Weekend scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd. Enjoy over 120 outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs at over 50 locations in 8 counties in Greater Cincinnati. Take a kayak lesson. Hike a new trail. Learn how to cook while backpacking. Explore the tree canopy 60 feet in the air. Tag a Monarch butterfly. Play a CSI "nature detective".
WaterStep, a nonprofit organization that works to save lives at risk from waterborne illness around the world, will host the first annual IF Water Conference, Tuesday, September 18th from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m at Louisville Kentucky’s Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Idea Festival.
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.