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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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Volunteer opportunities at Magee Marsh

The Friends of Magee Marsh will be sponsoring many special events throughout the year and are in need of volunteers to assist with these events. Volunteers at the Migratory Bird Center in the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will be able to enjoy nature and wildlife and help people of all…
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Camp Perry wind turbine project halted

One of several wind turbine projects planned for the shores of Lake Erie, in one of the greatest bird migration corridors in the Western Hemisphere, has been halted following submission of a letter of intent to sue from American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO). The two…
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