Richland Soil & Water Conservation District

MANSFIELD -- "The Pollinator" program scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. on the Nature Park Stage at the Richland County Fairgrounds has been cancelled.

Taking its place will be, "What You Need to Know about Ponds," with Matt Wallace from Richland Soil and Water Conservation. Learn about the importance of pond site selection, fish and weed management.

When you need a break from Fair activities, relax on seating shaded by large trees and surrounded by beautiful native plant gardens.

Enjoy natural resource, environmental and wildlife programs through Friday at 3 and 4 p.m. and listen to live music every night at 7. Programs and entertainment at the Nature Park are free with admission to the fair.

The Nature Park is located near the "Big Red Barn."

The Nature Park schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows:


3 p.m. -- "Basic Beekeeping," Sonny Barker, Richland Area Beekeepers Association

4 p.m.  -- "Meet Josh and his German Shepherd, Mila," from the ODNR, Div. of Wildlife K9 Unit

7 p.m.-- "Bare Foot McCoy" - Fun Folk and Country Music


3 p.m. -- "What You Need to Know about Ponds," Matt Wallace, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District

4 --  p.m. "It's Only Rain, So Why Should We Care?" Learn about storm water and how you can be a part of protecting our water quality, Kim Hildreth, program coordinator, City of Mansfield engineering dept.

7 p.m. -- "Paul Rosewood" - Country Artists


3 p.m. -- "Snakes and Turtles of Richland County," Richland County Park District-Gorman Nature Center

4 p.m. -- "Landscaping with Native Plants, Bill Flanegan, Richland County Master Gardener

7 p.m. -- "2 + One" - Family oriented music


7 p.m. "Tom's Kitchen Table" - Country oldies

Kim Hildreth, Program Coordinator, City of Mansfield Engineering Department; Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority; Richland Soil and Water Conservation District; Richland County Park District and Gorman Nature Center; Richland Area Beekeepers Association; Richland County Master Gardeners; and ODNR-Division of Wildlife will have displays, contests and information available in the Nature Park building.

The building is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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