Entries for the Best of the Best boat name

Since the start of our Best of the Best competition (August 1), readers were asked to submit their boat names to win the coveted title the Best of the Best boat name! Below are the submissions from our readers. To vote, you can either visit surveymonkey.com/s/bestofthebestboatname, visit our website for…
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Natural solution to algae problem in western Lake Erie 

Image courtesy of NOAA Editor’s note: this article was written by Ray Stewart, President of Ohio Wetlands Association and Dr. William J. Mitsch, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; Director, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, OSU; Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park; Founding Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Engineering Officials may…
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Public invited to Castalia State Fish Hatchery open house

Anglers have the chance to see fish hatchery operations firsthand when the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife hosts an open house Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Castalia State Fish Hatchery. This event is free and open to the public. “We look…
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Crews will survey the Portage River to find lampreys

The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey crew will conduct work on the offshore area near the Portage River in Ottawa and Sandusky Counties during August 17-20 to search for the presence of lampreys near…
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Gardner and Redfern host Lake Erie Caucus Algae Forum

Photo from Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin released by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern have announced they will host a special meeting of the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus on August 15 to focus on algae problems plaguing the lake…
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Youth fishing opportunity at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Anglers 15 and under can fish on Saturdays in August at the designated Youth Fishing Pond at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Loaner equipment and bait will be provided, and a Division of Wildlife staff member will be available…
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City of Port Clinton launches water quality information online

On Thursday, August 7, the City of Port Clinton launched a new service on their website, portclinton.com; water quality information. The information includes Microcystin results in the Ottawa County regional water system, a safety threshold chart which informs residents of water and health advisories, and links to information that pertains…
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