U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Public Comment at ONWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking comments from the public on a draft Compatibility Determination for Wildlife Observation and Photography at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Written comments will be accepted through April 1, 2016. A Compatibility Determination is a written determination signed and dated by the Refuge Manager…
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Ready, set, grow: A spring gardening seminar

The Sandusky/Ottawa County Master Gardner Volunteers will host a gardening seminar on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Rd., Fremont. Keynote speakers will be Pam Bennett, Ohio State Master Gardner Coordinator speaking about top performing, low maintenance annuals and Elaine…
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Farmers learn more about water quality

Ottawa County farmers recently spent the day learning about what they could do to help water quality in Lake Erie. Over 80 people attended an event hosted by the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District and sponsored by the Ottawa County Farm Bureau. The event was held at the Ottawa…
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Pheasants Forever banquet reminder

The Erie-Ottawa-Sandusky County Chapter of Pheasants Forever wants to invite individual outdoor enthusiasts and couples to their 25th annual fund-raising banquet. The banquet is scheduled for March 12, at the Camp Perry Banquet Hall. The event will feature about 30 guns on hand to be auctioned, raffled or included as…
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Volunteer opportunities at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Every spring, thousands of birders from all over the world visit Magee Marsh giving it the nickname the Warbler Capital of the World. The readers of USA Today voted it the Best Birding Destination. Located in Oak Harbor, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is a place to enjoy nature any time…
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Eagle Tours at Ottawa NWR

Due to high demand Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be offering additional back roads bus tours to enjoy our national symbol. Seating is limited and you must make a reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 419-898-0014. The tours meet at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for…
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