Lake Erie Islands Conservancy celebrates today the purchase (closing today) by our partners the Put-in-Bay Township Park District of what will be the Edward and Mary Morrison Woods Preserve at the corner of Meechen and Put-in-Bay Road on South Bass Island . The land was purchased with a Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant as well as funds from the Mary Morrison Trust donated to the Conservancy. Thanks to the Morrison daughters–Margie Morrison and Pat Marida–the property owner, and Neal Hess for assistance. This 4.5 acre woodlot will eventually have a walking path and entrance benches donated by the Naugle and Finkbeiner familes for visitors to enjoy. Its proximity to the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center will allow use for groups that visit the Center. We hope to dedicate the Preserve on August 7 during Island Green Week. Details to come!
Lisa Brohl, Chair Lake Erie Islands Conservancy