Tours Providing Up Close and Informative Look at Local Prairies

Prairie tours of the Trella Romine Prairie Preserve, near Green Camp, and of the Claridon Prairie, located five miles east of Marion, will be conducted this month. The Trella Romine Preserve tour is on Sunday August 8 and the Claridon Tour will be held on Sunday August 15, each starting at 1:00 pm and continuing until 4:00 pm.

Drunk Boaters Target of Ohio’s Waterways Safety Enforcement

As many as 70 State Watercraft officers, joined by U.S. Coast Guard and local marine patrol officers, will participate in Operation Dry Water June 25-27 to remove boaters impaired by alcohol and drugs from state waterways, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft.

Local Girls Invited To Prairie Program

Local Girl Scouts are holding Outdoor Fun at the Prairie and all girls entering grades 1-5 in the fall are invited to participate. You do not need to be a registered Girl Scout to attend.

The program will be held Wednesday through Friday, July 14-16, at the OSUM Prairie from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily.

Local Scouts Training for Backpacking Trips

Several Boy Scouts in Troop 100 completed their fifth ten mile hike on June 12 at Mohican State Park. In addition to training for large backpacking trips, the boys are working on their hiking merit badge, a required badge for the rank of Eagle Scout. Each boy are required to hike five ten mile and one twenty mile day hike along with several other requirements to earn the badge.

Delaware State Park Unveiling New Marina

A ribbon cutting and dedication of the recently completed renovations at the Delaware State Park marina will take place on Friday, June 18 at 2 p.m., according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

New Rewards Program Offered at Ohio State Parks

Ohio State Parks is offering a new rewards program for frequent campers and cottage guests, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Meeker Sportsman Club Holding Fishing Derby

The Meeker Sportsman Club is holding a Fishing Derby on June 5th for kids 15 and under. A fishing class will be held from 9:00am to 9:45am and first 30 students will receive fishing gear. The derby will run from 10:00am to 11:30am with prizes and a free lunch.

Terradise Garden Holding Annual Tour

Stock Your Pond With Elgin FFA Fundraiser

The Elgin FFA is selling fish fingerlings to the public for use in stocking ponds.

The Elgin FFA says they are offering new and established pond owners the opportunity to stock their ponds more conveniently and at low cost with Ohio raised fish.

Fish orders will be accepted until Friday, April 23, 2010. Fish will be supplied through Fisheadz Farm, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.