Find Us In “The Grove”…the Natural Resources Area at the Fair!

2016 Wood County Fair

The Grove, which is entering its third year at the Wood County Fair, is a natural resources area filled with displays, demonstrations, speakers and local experts from numerous organizations focusing on natural resource conservation, sustainable agriculture, recycling, local history, gardening & more! Visitors describe the area as, “an oasis” and a, “safe place to allow their children to roam freely.” Join us as we continue to grow this space!

Water Flowing, Keeps It Growing!
“The Grove” showcases hands-on activities and demonstrations, interactive booths, family-friendly areas located throughout an open green space, a covered picnic eating area, an accessible stone path-way donated by the Wood County Park District and all of the fun activities you would expect from these organizations. “Water Flowing, Keeps It Growing” has been selected as a theme for the displays this year. A special Wacky Water Weekend is planned for Saturday, with water activities available at each display. Come cool off and learn how to protect our precious water resources! A full list of presentations and activities for the week can be found with the complete Fair Schedule.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ archery trailer will return this year, and we also encourage you to come test your skill as you “take the wheel” in the combine simulator! The popular corn box can be found near the tent of the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District, and you will not want to miss the Best of Living History Day hosted by the Wood County Historical Museum on Thursday afternoon! Kids & Kritters will join the Cloverbud Scavenger Hunt for a combined event on Tuesday from 3:30pm-6pm. Stop out for a chance to touch a farm animal and hunt for clues during Kids, Critters, & Cloverbuds! Open to all!

Staying later? Stop back for musical entertainment provided by local bands!

Displays will feature a number of ways to live a sustainable lifestyle. Grab a brochure from the Solid Waste Management District to remind you what to recycle, pick up a map of the Wood County Parks to plan your next visit, gather gardening tips from the Wood County Master Gardeners or have your questions answered by the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District.

2017 Billboard Contest

Lauren Goberman and her parents with Commissioner Herringshaw, Mayor Edwards, and Superintendent Scruci after the announcement.

We are proud to announce that Lauren Goberman, a Bowling Green Middle School student, is this year’s winner of our annual Billboard Contest!  This year’s theme was REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and her drawing was selected out of the 419 entries we received!  Look for her billboard along Rt. 25 between Bowling Green and Perrysburg.

The finalists of the competition will have their artwork displayed on the 5th Floor of the Office Building (attached to the Wood County Courthouse) throughout the month of May.

Thank you to all who entered! 

Media Coverage:

Sentinel-Tribune Video

The Morning Show BG Video-Student/Teacher Interview

The Morning Show BG Video

2017 Finalists:

Lauren Goberman, Bowling Green Middle School

Emily Moore, Bowling Green Middle School

Dru Ketron, Perrysburg Junior High

Alyssa Binkley, Bowling Green Middle School

Quinn Foust, Kenwood Elementary

Gillian Fruth, Bowling Green Middle School

Celeste DeTillion, Bowling Green Middle School

Sidney Doolittle, Perrysburg Junior High

Muhammad Reed, Perrysburg Junior High

Morgan Spence, North Baltimore Elementary

Hannah Murray, Bowling Green Middle School

Grace Kingery, Eastwood Middle School

Kacey Laumann, Perrysburg Junior High

Julia Lynn Becker, Bowling Green Middle School

2017 Winning Billboard

Hosting an event of your own?

We can assist your group with recycling and trash collection efforts.  ClearStream recycling containers and trash barrels are available for loan.

In order to secure your date and arrange for pickup, arrangements must be made with our office no later than one week prior to your event.  A Container Loan Application must be completed and signed prior to your event.

Please contact us at 419-354-9297 for more information.

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