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A guide gives a tour of the Blue Rock State Forest

MRWIG 3rd Annual Forest Field Day & Potluck


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The Muskingum River Woodland Interest Group (MRWIG) is hosting our third annual Forest Field Day Saturday, October 26th.  Tour a recent prescribed burn at Blue Rock State Forest in the afternoon, wrapping up with a potluck, silent auction, and raffle, with the evening transitioning into a stargazing and astronomy program. Participants should expect some moderate-intensity… Read More

Kid’s Craft Ride on the Lorena


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Join the ZMA on a river cruise down the Muskingum River on the historic Lorena Sternwheeler. Create an exciting hands-on art activity as you enjoy the outdoors and take in the beautiful local scenery. Friday, August 16, 2 pm, at Zane’s Landing Park. Registration required. $8 per person, under 2 years old are free. Recommended… Read More

A golden Rainbow Trout is in the mix of other adult trout being stocked

Golden Rainbow Trout Being Stocked in West Virginia Waters

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A special stocking of golden rainbow trout is returning to West Virginia’s lakes and streams. Gov. Jim Justice says in a news release the bright yellow trout is being added to 55 designated locations around the state this week. The Division of Natural Resources expects to stock about 40,000 golden rainbows… Read More

Shiitake & Oyster Mushroom Workshop


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Back by popular demand, MRWIG will once again be hosting a mushroom growing workshop in March of 2019 at the Zane State College of Natural Resources Center. Participants will learn how to inoculate freshly cut hardwood logs to grow Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms, as well as how to care long-term for their investment. Please visit… Read More

Backpacks and Kayaks


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The Vinton County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Raccoon Creek Outfitters to host Backpacks and Kayaks, a unique fundraising event to raise money to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Beginning at noon on August 4, ticket holders will be treated to a kayaking scavenger hunt on Raccoon Creek, followed… Read More