Birders and birds converge at Magee Marsh

The Biggest Week in American Birding is living up to its name. Birds and birders have arrived, many from Central and South America. They have converged with resident birds and birders, and with first-timers and locals who are just learning about the sport that is enjoyed by 20% of all…
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Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby will be at Walleye Festival

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, from 12-1:30 p,m. This free family-oriented event will be held at Derby Pond. All children ages 12 and under are invited to participate. Trophies for each age group will be…
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Mary Gardner receives Liberty Bell Award

Mary Gardner, longtime Ottawa County Courthouse employee with both the Clerk of Courts and the Auditor's office, was the recipient of the Liberty Bell award given annual by the Bar Association of Ottawa County. It is given to a local resident who is not an attorney who promotes the meaning…
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ODNR anticipates good fishing at Lake Erie in 2013

Lake Erie anglers should enjoy diverse fishing opportunities in 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “When you consider the mix of species and sizes that are seasonally available to Ohio anglers, we are optimistic about the fishing prospects this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries…
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Shrink wrap recycling

In 2012, the Ohio Shrink Wrap Recycling Program collected over 300,000 pounds of shrink wrap from more than 125 participants. Thanks to an innovative recycling program launched by Ohio Sea Grant in partnership with Mondo Polymer Technologies Inc. of Reno, Ohio, more than 2 million pounds of plastic shrink wrap…
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Finding the early signs of spring on the forest floor

Gardeners are accustomed to the traditional signs of the arrival of spring with beautiful blooming bulbs, the breaking buds of flowering trees, and the vibrant yellow flowers of forsythia shrubs. However, there are other indicators that arise when the last snows have melted and the sounds of song birds returns…
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