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Black Swamp Bird Observatory holds holiday open house

Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 13551 W. State Ohio Rte. 2, Oak Harbor, will be holding a holiday open house on Dec. 8 from 12-4 p.m. At the 5th annual Holiday Open House, there will be free refreshments, a binocular raffle, and local vendors with unique hand-made crafts. There will be…
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Gardner wins amendment to fight open lake dumping

The Ohio Senate Wednesday approved an amendment sponsored by Senator Randy Gardner that strives to end open lake dumping of dredged materials in Lake Erie. The Gardner amendment reappropriates approximately $1.6 million of existing state funds toward conservation practices in the counties of the Western Lake Erie Basin and specifically…
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Big wind, no water

Saturday, the wind was blowing steady 25 out of the Southwest, which blew Lake Erie water out of the Western Basin and forced a temporary shutdown of the Miller Boat Line on Halloween Weekend at The Bay. This photo from Steve Krisfalusy who lives at Harbor Island show one of…
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Healing Lake Erie with in-stream sediment collectors

One of the major problems for Lake Erie is the runoff that happens when there is a heavy rain. The soil runs off the fields and yards, into the streams and rivers, and out to the lake, carrying with it soil and nutrients, some of which also contribute to algae…
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Black Swamp Bird Observatory celebrates 20th anniversary

Guest speaker Joe Duff of Operation Migration draws a raffle winner for Kim Kaufman of BSBO. On Saturday evening at the Catawba Island Club, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) celebrated 20 years of bird conservation. The evening honored BSBO, its volunteers and featured keynote speaker Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO…
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