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Prescribed burn south of Camp Perry

27-04-2015 Hits:117 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Prescribed burn south of Camp Perry

The Staff of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) would like to notify the public that they are planning to conduct a prescribed burn on the ONWR property along Camp Perry...

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Danbury trustees host dog show to benefi…

26-04-2015 Hits:196 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Danbury trustees host dog show to benefit Humane Society

Photo from last year's dog show. On Sunday, May 17, all dog owners are invited to the Bark until Dark Off-Leash Dog Park at 310 Bridge Road (State Route 269 South)...

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Seniors Armed Forces Day dance

26-04-2015 Hits:129 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Seniors Armed Forces Day dance

The Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton Senior Center and Serving our Seniors in Sandusky will host a Big Band Dance in honor of all branches of the US Armed Forces...

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House passes algal bloom legislation

The House of Representatives passed the Drinking Water Protection Act (H.R. 212) this evening by a bipartisan vote of 375 to 37 pushing federal agencies to provide clear protocols and oversight in the event of a large-scale algal bloom. Representative Kaptur is an original co-sponsor for this legislation which was introduced in this Congress by Rep. Bob Latta. Algal blooms are often the result of excessive runoff from agriculture or urban centers. They can produce a dangerous spike in the concentration of toxins in drinking water and eventually lead to major ecological collapse.

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Lake Erie, even when frozen, calls to fishermen

 

Photo submitted by Brian Thomas.

Looking out onto the lake on a clear day, little dots are spread across the horizon line. Ice fisherman have made their shanty villages. This is the second year in a row that ice fisherman have had ideal conditions to take to the lake. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reports that the ice concentration of Lake Erie is at 96%, with ice coverage being close to 98%.

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Kasich signs executive order to further protect Lake Erie 

Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.

The executive order provides the Ohio EPA Director the tools needed to prohibit open lake disposal of dredge material in Lake Erie if:

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