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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Send us your Earth Day photos!

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. This weekend there were many local beaches and parks that held clean ups in honor of Earth Day. If you participated, send us your photos! Send your photos to Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to see them in print in Thursday's Beacon.
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The Lakeside Daisy attracts area visitors in May

Lakeside Daisy photo by Jasmine Cupp The Lake Erie Water Snake is not the only local threatened species iconic to Ottawa County. During May, the Lakeside Daisy flowers brighten the Marblehead peninsula in the last remaining native locale population remaining in the United States. This local flower is a native…
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Osprey returning to northwest Ohio

Osprey working on a nest in 2013 at ONWR. Photo from ONWR. There are high hopes at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) near Oak Harbor. This week a pair of osprey have been working on a nest at a platform in the Blausey Unit of the Refuge. If successful, it…
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