Milkweed pod collection is underway once again at Holmes SWCD. Water Quality Program Assistant Karen Gotter runs through why milkweed is so important.
Much has been written about the invasive species Ailanthus, but until you try to control a stand of it, you don’t fully appreciate its evil powers. As with most villains, Ailanthus seems to attract other nefarious characters who seem to want to protect it….namely multiflora rose, poison ivy and green briar. District Program Administor Michelle Wood shares some tips and tricks for foiling this villian's plans to take over your woods.
During this rainy winter, many home owners & farmers are having to think about stormwater flow and discharge. Holmes SWCD District Technician John Lorson walks you through the "Golden Rule" of Stormwater and what steps you need to take to ensure you are being a good neighbor and good steward of the water.
Holmes SWCD is participating with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) to increase monarch butterfly habitat by collecting milkweed seed pods from September 1-October 30. The collection station will be located at our office at 62 W. Clinton St, Millersburg. The collection receptacle will be at the back door of the building, allowing participants to drive through the parking lot to deposit them any time, regardless of whether the office is open or not.
Few things can be more aggravating—and potentially damaging—for a homeowner than a damp or wet basement. With fall right around the corner it’s a great time to do a walk-around inspection of your home’s gutters and downspouts. While it might be ideal to examine the whole system with a ladder, you may do nearly as thorough a job by walking the perimeter in a good steady rain (please beware of lightning) to make sure all of your gutters and downspouts are working as intended. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do the whole thing again once the leaves have flown for good at the end of fall. An occasional inspection may just save you a full-blown panic come springtime!