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Celebrating 50 Years

Humble Beginnings (1960s and 1970s) The year was 1967. Although Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources had been established 18 years before in 1949, it was three years before the establishment of the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970. It would be another…

Wildlife Conservation Center Moves to Hartville

The Wildlife Conservation Center will be calling Hartville home for the next year. The park district is bidding farewell to the long-standing Wildlife Conservation Center at 800 Genoa Ave. NW in Massillon – for now. Donated by the late C.P. Sanders in July of 1986, the existing structure has served…