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Celebrate the Winter Solstice

December 4th, 2018

Astronomical winter officially begins with the winter solstice on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 22:23 UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) or 5:23p.m. EST.  The word solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium with “sol” meaning “sun” and the past participle stem of “sistere” meaning “to make stand.”  This came from the observation that the sun’s position […]

Holiday Birdfeeding Tree

November 20th, 2018

As fall makes way for winter, I start to think about feeding the birds. Making a bird feeder is a great family project that personalizes nature in an active and engaging way. This great example of a homemade Christmas tree feeder comes from the publishers of Birds and Blooms magazine. All you need is one […]

Grateful for Shared Missions

November 4th, 2018

The end of another year is rapidly approaching, and here at TWC this is a time to look back at all we have been able to achieve. We are once again humbled, as we are each year, by the many volunteers and donors who have stepped forward to lend a hand and contribute generously to […]

Celebrating Decay

October 28th, 2018

“The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all.” Wendell Berry October is my favorite month of the year. I love the transitions that come with autumn: the cooling temperatures, darkening mornings and evenings, leaves changing colors, the smell of dampness mixed with crisping leaves and grass. It announces […]

Cooperators of the Year

October 2nd, 2018

Each year the Stark County Soil and Water District distinguishes an individual, organization, or farm family that demonstrates a consistent commitment to protecting and conserving soil, water and other natural resources in Stark County with the honor of being named the Cooperator of the Year. For 2018, the Cooperator of the Year award was presented […]


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