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 […]

Sigrist Woods Trail

September 27th, 2018

A hike along the Sigrist Woods Trail has traditionally been one of TWC’s key features and programmatic highlights. It was the old-growth forested upland of the original Sigrist Estate that caught the attention of TWC’s founders, prominent members of the Canton Audubon Society, back in 1964. And, it was those 200-plus year old mighty oak […]

Goldenrod Galore!

August 31st, 2018

No need for a calendar to announce that fall is about to arrive! Whether you are on an interstate highway or a county road you can’t miss those tall plants with the bright yellow flowers growing beside the road. Goldenrod is a dazzling introduction to the next season! Ohio has about 22 different kinds of […]

Mars Dominates the Summer Sky

July 12th, 2018

During the coming weeks, Mars once again will dominate the evening sky. Mars hasn’t appeared this bright in our night sky since 2003 and won’t be this bright again until September 2035. Because both Earth and Mars have elliptical orbits around the sun, the distance between our planets as we pass varies. In some orbits […]

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