Sponsors join forces for conservation

STEUBENVILLE — DeNoon Lumber, Jefferson Landmark, M&M Hardware and Water Transport are combining their efforts to support a county-wide conservation anniversary.

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that the four local businesses will champion their 2019 Big Tree Contest, Annual Photo Contest and Program promotion during the District’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Big Tree Contest

DeNoon Lumber began as a small family operation more than 50 years ago and has evolved into one of the finest producers of Appalachian hardwood products in the nation. The company is located in Bergholz, right in the heart of Appalachian hardwood country and therefore they are able to harvest, produce, and ship some of the finest hardwoods available in the world. DeNoon Lumber employees and subcontracted professional loggers are Ohio Master Loggers certified through the Ohio Forestry Association and are members of the Steel Valley Loggers Chapter.

The Big Tree Contest is being sponsored by DeNoon Lumber and coordinated by the District and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.

Anyone may nominate a tree of any species and submit an application to compete for the largest tree in the county. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

Photo Contest

Amateur photographers who have photos that portray “75 years of Conservation in Action;” “The Beauty of Our Landscape;” and “Ohio’s Native Wildlife” may submit their entries by Sept. 9 for cash awards sponsored by M&M True Value Hardware.

Scott Campbell and his family currently operate the business that was established on Oct. 1, 1914, on Market Street in downtown Steubenville. Now located at 4148 Sunset Blvd., the store departments consist of paint, lawn and garden, housewares, plumbing, rental, parts and service, electrical, hardware and a large variety of seasonal items. M&M Hardware and the Campbell family support numerous community projects and give back by serving on a variety of committees and boards.

Information on participating in the Photo Contest or Big Tree Contest can be obtained by visiting the JSWCD website at jeffersonswcd.org; facebook page or by calling the office at (740) 264-9790.

Program Sponsors

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District was chartered March 1944 and has served the public for 75 years providing technical assistance and education to the residents of Jefferson County. “Promoting Conservation of Our Lands and Waters” has been the mission of the District with the goal of improving the quality of life. Jefferson Landmark and Water Transport have partnered to be the program sponsors for the 75th annual meeting and banquet scheduled for Sept. 23 at LeChateau/Pier in Smithfield.

Jefferson Landmark Inc. is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1939 to provide products and services to Ohio Valley residents that includes agriculture and petroleum products, as well as retail items. Today, they have a retail location in Bloomingdale, that houses a bulk petroleum facility; a location in Cadiz and a convenience store in Dillonvale. As a local cooperative they participate in numerous community activities that include 4-H, schools, and law enforcement and sponsor a variety of non-profit events.

For more than 36 years, Water Transport has been providing premium quality water out of their operation in Hopedale and service the Tri-State Area, including Steubenville, Weirton and Beaver. They install and deliver bottled water to commercial and residential accounts. They offer a range of convenient 20 oz. sports bottles that are specifically designed for people on the move, 5-gallon dispensers for home and office use, and offer convenient, easy-to-pour 1 and 2.5 gallon containers.

For information regarding the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District’s 75th-anniversary annual meeting and banquet, contact their office at (740) 264-9790 or stop at the office located at 500 Market St., Mezzanine, Suite 4, Steubenville.


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