Monarch Butterfly Earth Day Virtual Celebration – April 21

Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) signature Earth Day celebration this year is Take Flight!, a focus on local and global efforts to protect and restore the monarch butterfly. The U.S. Midwest region serves as a vital corridor in the monarch’s migration cycle between Mexico to Canada across the United States. Monarch populations have declined by more than 70 percent in North America, and a global conservation effort is required to restore them. This program focuses on solutions and tangible resources. Dr. Doug Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author, and Jane Breckinridge, director, Euchee Butterfly Farm, and an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, will share the virtual stage with leading Ohioans from private, public, and non-profit sectors who are taking action across Ohio to protect pollinator habitat and show us how individuals and communities can engage locally to make a difference in this global conservation movement.  EPN is hosting the event with the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources. To learn more and register, visit

Flyer: Take Flight poster

Help Needed for Hervida Chicken BBQ – May 1

Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 1. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dinners will be available for eat-in or carry-out.

This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!!

Here is a link to make a dessert, donate items for the country store, cut & keep desserts stocked, serve & stock beverages, clear tables & wipe trays, run dishwasher, or prepare carry-out meals.

Endowment Dinner Thank You

Thank you to everyone that supported the 4-H Endowment Dinner with your donations, buying auction items, ordering dinners or working at the event. Even in Covid fashion, it was a success!! Over 300 dinners were prepared for curb-side pickup, over 70 auction items were sold and 75 mystery  boxes were ordered by customers.

Hog Tag Announcement for Advisors

4-H or FFA advisors can contact the OSU Extension Office or continue to contact Chris Campbell  with number of tags needed for their club members. Advisors can pick-up tags between April 15 and May 15

Hogs must be tagged by June 1

Please note: there will not be a tag-in held at the Waterford Fairgrounds in 2021.

Due by June 1: Pictures of ALL hogs with the tag in the hog’s ear and send it to: include name of exhibitor with hog tag number.

Hervida 4-H Camp Clean-up – April 17

Members looking for a community service project are invited to Hervida Camp for their annual Camp Clean Up Day. Volunteers needed on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 9am. Please bring rakes, brooms, tarps, and gloves. Please contact the office for more information at 740-376-7431

4-H Member and Volunteer Enrollment – Due April 15

4HONLINE 2.0 is the official Ohio 4-H Enrollment system to enroll as a member or volunteer:

Enrollment Deadline: April 15, 2021

Here is the link to the Washington County 4-H Enrollment page:

Members/Families/Volunteers who are re-enrolling: Click here for instructions.

Members/Families/Volunteer who are new to 4-H in 2021: Click here for instructions.

You must be enrolled in a 4-H Club and select your 4-H projects by the deadline date to be eligible for exhibition at the Waterford Community Fair, Washington County Junior Fair or Barlow Independent Fair.