Wild for Wetlands! workshop planned


PIQUA — There is still time to register for the “Wild for Wetlands!” Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Piqua. The 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.

This wetland workshop will focus on exploring wetland ecology, wetland wildlife and plant ID, and more. Featured guest speaker for the workshop will be Jim McCormac from the ODNR, Division of 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 Darke Soil &Water Conservation District at 937- 548-1715 ext.3. The registration deadline for this workshop is June 19th. The workshop will be held at the Upper Valley Career Center, located at 8811 Career Drive. Morning sessions will be held indoors, but after lunch we will head out to a nearby wetland for hand-on exploration with wildlife biologists.