Bee Blitz at Barkcamp State Park

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Bee Blitz at Barkcamp State Park on June 20 to celebrate National Pollinator Week. The Blitz will be held at the Overlook Area from 3 to 6 p.m.

Bring your camera, family and friends as we search for and take snap shots of some of the world’s most amazing creatures….POLLINATORS! Nature lovers and concerned citizens alike are all invited to join. We will have experts on hand to help identify the bees, butterflies and flowers that we see as we survey the area for various species. We will also have a discussion about how to create a pollinator habitat at your own home.

This program is free and open to the public. A rain date is set for June 27. If you are interested in attending this event, contact Belmont SWCD at 740-526-0027 or let us know on Facebook.

SAFESITTER program offered at Belmont College

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will be offering a one-day SAFESITTER Program this summer. The program is designed to prepare students in grades 6 – 8 to be safe when there are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Two class sessions will be offered at the Main Campus in St. Clarsville on the following dates: June 22 and July 20. Both classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students are asked to bring a sack lunch.

The instructor-led class will be filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to use manikins to practice rescue skills such as choking rescue and CPR.

For more information about the SAFESITTER Program, call the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740-699-3869 or email