HUESTON WOODS — The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be celebrating 65 years of conservation with an annual meeting filled with food, pontoon boat rides on Acton Lake, supervisor voting, and fun for the whole family on Sept. 4.
The best part is that this meeting will be free of charge to all those who attend. In honor of the 65th Anniversary of the Preble SWCD, all events, including a pulled pork dinner served by Bear Paw Catering, will be enjoyed at no cost to the attendees who have been supportive of the district throughout the years.
The annual meeting will be held at Hueston Woods State Park, 6301 Park Office Rd., College Corner, OH 45003, in the Hueston Room. It will begin at 4 p.m. with pontoon boat rides that will conclude at 6 p.m. See the animals at the nature center, which will be open until 6 p.m. Voting for the district supervisors will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 7 p.m., and anyone who is a resident or landowner in Preble County age 18 or over is strongly encouraged to vote.
The free pulled pork dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Following the meal, representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Miami University will be speaking to the attendees about the geology of the Four Mile Creek Watershed, the ongoing Acton Lake Dam rehabilitation project, and the efforts taken to improve the water quality of Acton Lake, with an awards presentation to follow. To show support and enjoy a free evening of fun and relaxation, an RSVP must be made to the Preble Soil and Water Conservation District by calling Samantha Burke at 937-456-5159 before 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 29.