Great Egret Marsh grand opening September 27

The Nature Conservancy’s Great Egret Marsh Preserve will officially open on Saturday September 27. The public is invited to stop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to enjoy the new facility’s trails or to join the staff for a casual paddle on West Harbor. Participants wishing to paddle will…
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Additional funding to improve Ohio’s water quality

Ohio will receive $7.4 million in federal grants to continue successful water quality initiatives already underway and reduce harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently announced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding after a meeting between U.S. EPA leaders and the…
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OSWCD fall fish sale

Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District announces its fall fish sale. Area Pond owners have the opportunity to stock their pond with fish through this convenient and low-cost program until Friday, September 26. The fish are supplied by Fender’s Fish Hatchery, Baltic, Ohio. Their tank truck, with aerator, will distribute…
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Are these the dog days of summer?

I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell if it’s still summer or the start of an early fall around here. There have been some mornings where we were headed out on the lake at sunrise and the morning air was chilly, and the sky had that cold crisp…
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Three men recently convicted of poaching in Maumee

Three men were recently convicted of poaching a white-tailed deer buck in the city of Maumee last Thanksgiving, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. The deer was poached by the three individuals at night during the early morning hours with a crossbow. The incident happened…
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