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Attention 4-H Members - Trapping Muskrats in Ohio is a great new project for you to take. Trapping season is a great time to complete this project. Contact your 4-H advisor for more information.

Larry Dishong
The Maplewood Community Fire Department made a donation to OSTA in memory of Larry Dishong.

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The Ohio Conservation Federation (of which OSTA is represented) presented a request to Governor John Kasich asking for the full-fledged support of the State of Ohio in working with American Electric Power to acquire and conserve the lands known as "ReCreation Land" in east central Ohio.
For more than 50 years, American Electric Power has most graciously made this 39,000 acre reclamation regional available free as public land for conservation and outdoor recreation.

American Electric Power is now ready to transition the land out of their ownership. The company has talked about this transition with ODNOR and Division of Wildlife over the last decade.

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OCF Appeals to Governor Regarding American Electric Power Lands
A bipartisan agreement to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund advanced today as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to send a bipartisan energy bill to the full Senate. Unless Congress acts, LWCF’s current authorization will expire on September 30.

Last week, conservation leaders from across the country hailed the breakthrough agreement reaffirming LWCF’s 50-year-old promise to the American people that a small portion of the revenues derived from offshore oil and gas development are dedicated to make strategic investments to protect America’s irreplaceable natural, historic and recreational outdoor areas.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Advances

September 8-9, 2017: OSTA Convention, Millersburg, OH