Vacation Bible School set

Vacation Bible School, sponsored by BAMA, will take place at Barnesville Park Youth Center on Wednesdays June 27, July 11 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bring a friend.

High tunnel workshop set

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a "High Tunnel: How To" workshop. This workshop is free and will focus on how to get the most production from your high tunnel. West Virginia University Extension Specialist Lewis Jett will present on topics such as crop scheduling, crop selection, harvesting, post-harvest handling, temperature management, and irrigation management. The local NRCS office will also discuss funding options that they have available to landowners, such as installing high tunnels. Join them to learn about how to extend your growing season and increase your crop production with the use of high tunnels. This workshop will take place at the Barnesville Library Annex, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have any questions, call the Belmont SWCD office at 740-526-0027.

‘What’s Killing Our Bees?’ workshop set

"What’s Killing Our Bees?" workshop will be hosted by Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District. Presenting will be member of the Tri State Beekeepers Association John Welty. He will be presenting on the effects of neonicotinoids on bees as well as different pests, diseases and parasites that bees are susceptible to. Bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, but their numbers have been gradually declining. This workshop will discuss what may be causing this decline and what we can do to help.This workshop is free and open to the public. Free pollinator plant seeds will be available to the participants. It will be held on July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnesville Library Annex. Call the Belmont SWCD office at 740-526-0027 if you have any questions.

Belmont SWCD board meetings set

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District announces the following board meeting dates for 2018: July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. Meetings will be held at 101 Market St., St. Clairsville, at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.