The Darke County Solid Waste District, Darke County Office of Homeland Security and EMA and the Darke County Park District are partnering to offer Darke County residents a place to take their brush and limbs from the June 29 & 30, 2012 wind storm.
Homeowners working to clear their yards of trees and woody debris can take it to The Shawnee Prairie Preserve. The Preserve is located at 4267 St. Rt. 502 in Greenville. There will be no cost to residents. The Park District asks that you place your debris in the area marked by orange snow fence located on the west side of the property. Watch for signs. Debris can be brought to the district from dawn to dusk. This drop-off is for homeowners only, not commercial businesses.
Recycling your tree helps ensure the sustainability of our county by saving valuable landfill space. All of the trees and limbs brought to the Park District will be chipped and shredded. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in trail maintenance and landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy.
Last week, the Darke County Association of Fire Chiefs, Inc. and their member departments, with the support of Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer, issued an “Open Burning Advisory” for all of Darke County until further notice.
The unusually dry conditions warrant such an advisory with respect to all types of outside open burning and fires. The National Weather Service and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry have also issued fire watches for Northwestern and Southwestern Ohio.
Please remember that the land or structure you own or inhabit or that of your neighbors could be lost if a fire were to get out of control and you could possibly be held civilly liable for your actions.