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About Us!

The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District is a legally organized subdivision of the State of Ohio assigned under law to the task of protecting and improving the soil, water, and related natural resources of Morrow County. The district is a three person staffed, government organization supervised by a five member, non-paid, elected board.

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Headwaters Outdoor Education Center

Headwaters Outdoor Education Center is located on 150 acres of county owned property just north of the sheriff's office on Home road in Mount Gilead. The education center has been maintained and operated by the Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District since 1999! Throughout the year free monthly outdoor education programs are held at the education center. Volunteers also hold multiple children education programs throughout the year!

With 3 miles of maintained hiking trails and a pond open everyday from dawn to dusk there truly is something for everyone at Headwaters!  

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The Latest News!

February Calendar for Morrow SWCD

Sunday, February 11 - "Bee Keeping 101"

Monday, February 19 - Office Closed - in observance of Presidents Day.

Headwaters Outdoor Education Center - 2024 Events

Sunday, February 11 - "Bee Keeping 101" with Matt Murphy - 2pm

Wednesday, March 13 - Pond Clinic with Steve Fender with Fenders Fish Hatchery - 5:30pm

Saturday, March 23 - Solar Eclipse "What to Expect" with speaker Dan Everly with Warren Rupp Observatory 12pm

Sunday, April 14 - "Fungus Funday" with Curtis Young, Associate Professor with OSU Extension - 2pm

Sunday, May 19 - "Invasive Species Control and ID" with Katie Gerber - 2pm

Sunday, June 23 - "Sandhill Cranes and other endangered species" - 2pm

July - TBA - Paleontology


Sunday - September 29 - Pumpkins - Pumpkin Dessert Contest 2pm

Saturday, October 19 - "Trick or Trail", Campfire, Stone Soup, Movie Night - 4pm

Sunday, November 3 - "Annual Make- it, Take- it" Free family Christmas Craft Fair - 2pm

 ***WEE Discover Pre-school Program***

April - May and September - October

Every Thursday 10:15a.m-11:30a.m. OR 12:45pm - 2pm

Please call Morrow Soil and Water to register for these programs at 419-946-7923.

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Office location: 5362 US Highway 42

Mt Gilead, Ohio 43338

Suite 201

Office Hours are Mon.- Fri. 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Phone: 419-946-7923


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