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Ottawa County Beach Clean-Up

To celebrate Earth Day and help remove litter from our area beaches, the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Magee Marsh, East Harbor State Park, and Catawba Island State Park, are hosting a county-wide beach clean-up. All beach clean-ups…
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Farmers hear why and how they can help heal Lake Erie

Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant, reports on the health of Lake Erie. On the same day that the Ohio House of Representatives Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee gave unanimous approval to SB150, the Nutrient Management Bill requiring farmers to have state certification to apply synthetic or chemical fertilizers…
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Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating classes

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-12 will be conducting “About Boating Safely” classes at US Coast Guard Station Marblehead, 606 Prairie Street, Marblehead, on Saturday, April 19; Sunday May 18; and Saturday, June 14. The price of the one-day program is $30 per adult or $35 per couple. It…
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Receive 10 free shade trees

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining the Foundation in April, new members receive the following trees: red…
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Gardner announces new Healthy Lake Erie Initiative

State Senator Randy Gardner, who represents Ottawa and Erie counties, announced Tuesday, March 18 that a new Healthy Lake Erie Initiative has been included in the state’s new Capital Appropriations Budget introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives. The initiative will provide $10 million over the next two years in…
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