Birding by the Book

The Oak Harbor Public Library is hosting a free adult workshop entitled Birding by the Book. The workshop will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. This program is the second in a series of workshops, lectures and field trips sponsored by the Oak Harbor Public Library, Ottawa…
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NOAA Award to cleanup marine debris in Lake Erie

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the City of Cleveland $32,860 through its Marine Debris Program to reduce the amount of plastic garbage entering Lake Erie. The project will target three of the most common local sources of marine debris: plastic grocery bags, water bottles, and cigar…
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund set to expire.

By Chris Redfern Across our region and the country the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has had a positive impact improving our economy, offering visitors and resident’s access to our incredible natural resources and increased land values. The 50 year old program, funded at the national level using federal…
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Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District annual banquet

On Wednesday, September 23, the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their 64th annual banquet and meeting. The event will be held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds where there will be a BBQ. Tickets are $10 and participants will have their choice of BBQ chicken or two…
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Capt. Bob Brown Jr's Lake Erie fishing report

Jared Rhode of Port Clinton and two of his Bass from the Rayovac FLW Lake Erie Bass tournament over the weekend.Lake Erie fishing has been improving all week in the local areas around the islands as some of the algal bloom we have been talking about has moved east and…
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Ottawa Soil and Water fall fish sale

Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing its fall fish sale. Area pond owners have the opportunity to order fish to stock their ponds until Friday, Sept. 25. The fish are supplied by Fender’s Fish Hatchery in Baltic, OH. Their tank truck, with aerator, will distribute the ordered fish…
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Orientation programs for prospective volunteers at ONWR

Long time Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge volunteers Betty and Al Schlecht of Port Clinton. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) is looking for volunteers. There will be an opportunity to learn about volunteering at the ONWR on the second Sunday of September, October and November. The dates are September 13, October…
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