SWCD spring sales announced

Belmont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold a Spring Conservation Seedling Sale, Fingerling Fish Sale, and a Wildlife Food plot Seed Sale at the USDA Service Center in Barnesville.

Conservation Seedling Sale: April 16 and 17, 2009.

The two-day seedling sale will offer bare-root conservation tree seedlings at affordable prices. Most packets will contain five seedlings. However, larger quantities will be available of some species. No pre-orders will be accepted. Extended hours are offered to our working customers. Sale hours are scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. each day.

Tree seedlings available at this year's sale include: black cherry, black walnut, butternut, Chinese chestnut, Colorado blue spruce, northern pecan, Ohio buckeye, persimmon, red oak, sawtooth oak, white oak, and white pine. Potted Dwarf Rhododendron, potted Butterfly Bushes, tree planting bars, tree protectors, fertilizer tablets, and bluebird houses will also be sold.

Product availability is subject to change. Some species available only in limited quantities and sizes. Sales are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.BelmontSWCD.org for a description of each species. Contact Belmont SWCD at 740-425-1100 Ext. 3 for additional information.

Fingerling Fish Sale: March 24, 2009

Belmont SWCD is offering fish fingerling to pond owners in the area. Orders will be accepted through Thursday, March 19, 2009 and will be picked up at the USDA Service Center in Barnesville on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from 11 a.m. to noon. Largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, minnow, crappie, perch, redear shellcracker, and white amur are available. Payment must accompany order. Visit www.BelmontSWCD.org for a fish sale order form or contact the Belmont SWCD office at 740-425-1100 Ext. 3.

Food Plot Seed Sale 2009

Belmont SWCD is pleased to offer full quality, discontinued and slightly outdated seed though a cooperative effort with Pheasants Forever. The seed in this program will germinate at rates roughly 70 to 90 percent, and is available to Belmont County residents at reasonable prices for a limited time.

Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, and a Winter Survival Mix (consisting of corn, sorghum, sunflower and buckwheat) have been requested from Pheasants Forever and is being offered to you on a first-come, first-served basis. Food plot seed is intended for wildlife food plots only. Harvesting or feeding to livestock is prohibited. For more information on the wildlife seed sale contact Nathan Taylor, Wildlife/Forestry Specialist, at 740-425-1100 Ext. 110 or download an order form at www.BelmontSWCD.org.

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