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2014 fishing season off to a great start

First off, I would like to thank The Beacon for inviting me back to write the weekly fishing report for them again this season. It is an opportunity that I greatly appreciate, and I hope it helps everyone who reads it catch more fish this season. The polar vortex weather…
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Biggest Week in American Birding

Blue gray gnatcatcher by Aimee Weidner May 6-15 marks the Biggest Week in American Birding. Birders from around the state, country and world travel to our area for a glimpse of the best spring birding on the continent. Not only is the Biggest Week in American Birding great for nature…
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Fishing derby at Walleye Festival

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 25 at 12 p.m. This will be a free, family oriented event and it will take place at the Derby Pond at Waterworks Park. All children ages 12 and under are…
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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day was Tuesday, April 22. Earth day is a chance to reflect on how everyday actions impact the environment. Earth Day is also a welcome reminder that small behaviors make a big difference. Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do, especially with the recycling drop-box program…
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Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue

The Lake Erie Improvement Association is holding a fundraiser Friday, May 2 from 4-7 p.m. to help heal Lake Erie and bring awareness to its growing health needs. The event, called Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue, is hosted by Catawba Island Club and Lake Erie Marine Trade Association…
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Family Fishing Day at East Harbor State Park

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), East Harbor State Park will be stocked with 500 rainbow trout for Family Fishing Day Saturday, April 26. Youth accompanied by an adult will be first in line to catch the trout beginning Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. No fishing will…
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Celebrating Lake Erie on Earth Day

John Schaffner said it best when he said, “When it comes to Lake Erie, we are all environmentalists.” Even though most people think Earth Day should be everyday, it is good to take time and celebrate the beauty of nature and enjoy the great things our area has to offer…
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