Wetland habitat workshop being offered

A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve wildlife habitat on their property. The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Division of Forestry, Pheasants/Quail Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

The Wetland Habitat Workshop is the latest in the series and will take place on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in Mercer County. The content of the workshop will primarily focus on construction and management of wetlands. It will start off at the Mercer County Central Services Building, 220 W. Livingston St., Celina, OH 45822. Participants will spend the first half of the workshop indoors and the second half at a nearby property with wetlands to experience hands-on education in the field with wildlife biologists and other professionals.

The purpose of the workshop series is to offer landowners and wildlife enthusiasts a well-rounded approach to managing their property to establish and maintain wildlife habitat. This wetland workshop will focus on wetland design and construction, plant ID, vegetation and muskrat control, and water level management for wildlife.

This event is $10 per person and includes light breakfast refreshments, lunch, and a folder full of reference materials to take home. All participants must pre-register with the Mercer Soil & Water Conservation District at (419) 586-3289. The registration deadline for this workshop is September 4th.

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