Kentucky Wounded Heroes coming to shores of Lake Erie

Kentucky Wounded Heroes is holding a three-day walleye fishing experience June 26-28 on the shores of Lake Erie. The event offers Kentucky's uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical responders who have been injured in the line of duty the opportunity…
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Redfern helps free up $1.4M for Middle Bass Island State Park

State Representative Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted this week to appropriate over $1.4 million in state funds for the continued development of Middle Bass Island State Park. Speer Brothers of Sandusky have been selected to complete the improvements, which include the partial rehabilitation of the Lonz press house, a new…
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Coast Guard warns of ice-breaking on Tuesday

Image: www.uscg.mil The Coast Guard is advising residents of southern Lake Erie islands, including Catawba Island, that the commercial tug Ohio is scheduled to break ice from South Bass Island to Catawba Island on Tuesday morning. This ice-breaking operation does not involve a Coast Guard ice breaker. Nonetheless, the Coast…
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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge requests public comment

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor is having an open house and is encouraging the public to provide input as the staff review the refuge’s hunting and fishing programs. The open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge…
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Its tree time

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2014 Seedling Tree and Shrub Sale order forms are now available by calling 419-898-1595 or visiting the website, www.ottawaswcd.com. Evergreen varieties in packets of 10 for this year include Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, American Arborvitae and Bald Cypress. This year The…
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Free training for Nutrient Management Planning

Crop advisors in the Western Lake Erie Basin have an opportunity to improve nutrient management and farmer productivity this season. Feb. 25-26 the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ohio State University Extension, in collaboration with IPM Institute of North America, will host a free training event for Certified…
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