‘A Day in the Woods’ to celebrate 100th event Friday, June 9Free Access

The 100th A Day in the Woods event is set to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at Vinton Furnace State Forest. 

The A Day in the Woods forestry education series began with a kickoff event on April 14, 2012, at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur, and has continued as a successful program ever since. June 9 will mark the 100th A Day in the Woods educational program for woodland owners and enthusiasts in Appalachian Ohio and throughout the state.

This event will include a brief ceremony hosted by Dan Balser, Chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, and Dave Apsley, Associate Professor and Natural Resources Specialist, Ohio State University Extension, to celebrate the occasion and to recognize all the partners who make this great event happen. The ceremony will be followed by lunch and an afternoon filled with displays, demonstrations and activities organized and conducted by the program’s partnering organizations.

From its beginning in 2012, A Day in the Woods has been a collaborative effort to provide quality educational programs for woodland owners and enthusiasts in Appalachian, Ohio. It is the flagship outreach program for the Ohio Interagency Forestry Team. A Day in the Woods has offered 99 programs reaching more than 5,300 woodland owners and enthusiasts who manage nearly 150,000 acres of woodlands.

Ohio State University Extension coordinates A Day in the Woods in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, USDA Forest Service, Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Central State University Extension, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Forestry Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, and Pheasants and Quail Forever and Ohio’s SFI® Implementation Committee. Lunches are provided courtesy of the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation, Speyside Bourbon Cooperage and Stave Mill and the Ohio Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Attendance is free, but the registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31 to receive lunch. To register, visit go.osu.edu/celebrate100 or call the Vinton SWCD at 740-596-5676.

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