Shrub Identification- A DAY in the WOODS to be held in person on June 11 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

We are pleased to announce that our June 11A DAY in the WOODS – Shrub Identification program will take place as an in-person event at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur. This will be our first in-person A DAY in the WOODS program since the fall of 2019.  Please be patient with us!  Due to COVID-19 we will limit participation to 24 attendees and will follow current COVID-19 protocol as prescribed by our employers and the State of Ohio.

What:  Shrub Identification program

Where: Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur

When: June 11, 10 AM to 3 PM

Registration:  $12 per person (payable on the day of the event by cash or check to Vinton SWCD) includes a box lunch

RSVP, limited to the first 24 people who reserve a spot via email, or by calling  740-596-5676.  Once we reach capacity, we will maintain a list in the order that requests are received if slots become available.

We plan to hold this entire program in the woods in small groups of approximately 10.  We currently have 6 instructors lined up to assist with this program.   Again, we will follow COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the time.   Please bring a face covering to use when:

  • you are not fully vaccinated
  • you in are in the training center to use restroom facilities or for any other reason
  • you are unable to social distance from people outside of your normal circles
  • it is necessitated by COVID-19 protocol changes
  • it makes you comfortable

The Vinton Furnace State Forest is located in a very remote portion of Vinton County.  Signs will be posted on the morning of the event along the route from both entrances. Directions – Experimental Forest

For more information contact Dave Apsley ( or 740-710-3009)


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