The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, ODNR Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are inviting area school kids to spend a “A Day on the Wild Side” at the prestigious Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton.
The popular outing is for young students in the fifth grade through the eighth grade, with the camp to be held on Thursday, July 22 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents should apply as soon as possible for the special camp and its many outdoor activities, with the camp limited to 60 participants.
The youngsters will have an opportunity to learn many different outdoor skills in a safe and fun environment, and from experts in the outdoors. Some of the outdoor activities include: archery, bird banding, fishing, canoeing, shooting, importance of habitat, and the history of the Winous Point Hunt Club, North America’s oldest hunt club located on Sandusky Bay.
Cost to attend “A Day on the Wild Side” is $20. If you are interested in having a child attend, please call 419-898-1595 or go to Ottawa SWCD’s website at www.ottawaswcd.com to download the registration form.
The Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District was organized in February 1952 in accordance with the Ohio Soil Conservation Act. The district is responsible for the promotion of conservation and development of the natural areas within the county and for providing assistance to landowners with the planning and applying of conservation practices on their land, said spokesman Beki Hineline. The Ottawa SWCD offers a variety of services to assist, promote and educate the community in soil and water conservation.