It is hard to believe that 2019 has come and gone and we are once again ever so grateful for the outstanding support from our community members and area foundations.  

  • We continue to search for funding for the accessible trail and by doing so have made strides in our efforts to complete this great addition to the Norma Johnson Center.  We are thankful for the community members who supported this project in 2019 as well as the following community organizations:
    • Doris and Floyd Kimble Foundation
    • Ruth Carlson Starlight Foundation
    • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation
  • Two young men, Nathan Ruggeri and Casey Rowlands, who were working to attain Eagle Scout honors helped place two lifelong structures to the Conservation Pond area that thousands of people will enjoy for years.  The bridge over the spillway and the accessible fishing deck will allow visitors to enjoy the Conservation pond area with ease.  
  • Three grants were received to help with new equipment along with one community supported resource
    • New Holland Front End Loader – Tuscarawas County Community Foundation
    • Cub Cadet Pro Z 972 SD Mower – Reeves Foundation
    • Pond Dipping Nets in partnership with Rural Action-Reeves Foundation
    • Wildflower, Tree ID, Insect ID, Bird ID guides and games – John Quimby
  • Several grants and funding sources were attained in 2019 to help with events.
    • United Way of Tuscarawas County – Winter Hike
    • Dover Hydraulics and Sugar Valley Meats-Chicken Barbecue
    • Kimble Company and ODNR Step Outside Grant – Family Fishing Day
    • O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation- Butterfly Exhibit
    • Kimble Company and ODNR Step Outside Grant – Adventure Camp
    • First National Bank of Dennison- Fall Fest
    • Farm Bureau – Fall Fest
    • Dover Phila Federal Credit Union-Celebrate the Season and Luminary Walk

We cannot express how grateful we are for the community support of our organization.

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