The healing of Lake Erie

On Friday, April 12, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a Forum on Lake Erie, held at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center in Port Clinton. Presenters were Frank Szollosi of National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Regional office in Ann Arbor; Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo scientist with the…
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ONWR offers free nature programs

On Sunday, May 5, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is offering a free nature program, Birds and Branches, from 1:30-3 p.m., to explore the refuge for our feathered friends. On Sunday, May 12, experience Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex on a Blue Goose Bus Tour. The trip leaves from the visitor…
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Purple Martin time in Ohio

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the Purple Martin, a swallow that is arriving now in Ohio, with reports of scouts logged almost daily online. Purple martins, the largest of the swallows in North America, are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rockies…
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Ontario ‘punk rock’ birder idolizes Oak Harbor author

Close your eyes, and in your mind’s eye picture what you think a typical bird watcher looks like. Paul Riss used to see the same vision. “People always think bird watchers are little old ladies,” said Riss, a 42-year-old Canadian. “I thought I would try to change that (stereotype) by…
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Conservation through Clean Ohio Fund

A new report concludes that every Clean Ohio Fund dollar invested in conservation in the state returns four dollars in natural goods and services. The report also details how the fund supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide. Created in 2000, The Clean Ohio Fund is the state's primary funding…
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Tyson named Program Administrator

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently selected Jeff Tyson as the Lake Erie fish management program administrator. Tyson has worked in ODNR Division of Wildlife fish management for nearly 20 years. He previously served as the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit fisheries biology supervisor.
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Spring events at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge!

Red-winged Blackbirds have started to sing and the goldfinches have begun turning a bright sunny yellow. All winter we have waited for these signs of spring. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) is happy to announce that they are offering more free public programming than ever before during this spring. ONWR’s…
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