Yardworks Offers More than Mowing

Despite the intermittent rain we’ve received, it hasn’t been enough to abate the current drought conditions.  Your grass may not need mowing, but Yardworks offers other lawn care services such as watering, overgrowth clearing along property lines, shrub trimming, mulching, edging along driveways Put in Bay yard careand sidewalks, herbicide application and more.  Give Yardworks a call today to give your landscape an updated look.  419-285-2147 or e-mail yardworkspib “at” yahoo.com

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Call today! 419-285-2147


Put-in-Bay Garden Club Looks to End Season Without Programs

Garden Club Put in BayEarly July saw the end of mayfly season, and the Garden Club removal of the mayfly nets covering the hanging baskets in DeRivera park.  A BIG thanks to Donna D’amico, Kathy Schrader, and Bob Hilt, who ran the lift.  Thanks also goes to Mike McCabe for the use of his lift.Put in Bay_Garden Club

After having to cancel the July program, the Garden Club Board has decided to cancel the programs on August  13th and the season-end potluck dinner on September 10th.    The Garden club continues the daily watering of the hanging  baskets, as well as the upkeep of the six  gardens around DeRivera Park.  Please consider volunteering for projects, committee chair positions, or as an officer for the 2021 season.  Contact any of the garden club current officers for details.  

Put-in-Bay Auction Benefits Nature & Wildlife Center

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Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center’s 8th Annual Pig Roast is Wednesday, August 5th!

This year, delicious meals of Rob Hard’s spit-roasted pork, potatoes from the Goat, corn on the cob, and a tasty dessert by Pauline Garsteck, will be available for pick up at the Goat or delivery to your home. Tickets are available based on pick up times to keep everything running smoothly. Pick up times are 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm–or, choose to have your food delivered!

Prices are $15 for pick up and $18 for delivery. Purchase tickets by calling  419-285-3037, or  buy online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pig-roast-tickets-114159018698?aff=efbeventtix .  Enjoy a wonderful meal with minimal contact so we can all stay safe during these crazy times of Covid and support the Nature & Wildlife Center, too.

The annual auction with the Pig Roast is now live! Check out the amazing auction items donated by Put-in-Bay’s finest.  Start placing your bids at www.32auctions.com/leinwcpigroast.  The auction item list is available HERE; visit the auction website for pictures and to bid! Bidding will end Thursday, August 6, at 10 am.  Winners announced on Facebook Live at Noon (winners also receive email notification).

As many of you know, the Nature & Wildlife Center has not been able to open this summer due to safety concerns and construction delays from the Covid-19 pandemic. Like many businesses, this has caused quite a bit of financial strain for the Nature & Wildlife Center.  Due to the strict (but necessary) health and safety guidelines, The Center canceled  the majority of their fundraisers; in fact, the Pig Roast To Go & Online Auction is the only major fundraiser this year.  All of the proceeds from the Online Auction and Pig Roast tickets will go to our general fund (operating costs & wages) for the Nature & Wildlife Center.  Please take a look at the amazing auction items and place your bids!  Your money is going to a great cause to help the Nature & Wildlife Center continue our education programming. From Nature Camp and school groups, to tours at the Center, we do our best to promote the conservation of and education about the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands for both islanders and island visitors.

We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center!

Be well,

Renee Fultz
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center


Island Green Week Cancelled for 2020

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyDue to the extended restrictions in Ohio, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy cancels the popular Bass Islands Green Week for 2020.  It is in the best interest to postpone most events until next year when LEIC can open up events to larger groups while still staying smart about the health of visitors.  
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is still having the annual Pig Roast on Wednesday,  August 5. It will be take-out or delivered to your door this year.   For tickets, call 419-285-3037, or visit their website at www.lakeerieislandswildlife.com.
The LEINWC  will hold an online auction of donated items–great stuff this year! The auction will be up on Thursday, July 30, and run through August 6. Watch for more details on www.lakeerieislandswildlife.com
Discovery Packs with which to explore the island are still for sale; call 419-285-3037.
The Dedication of Cooper’s Woods Preserve is postponed from August 2 until Thursday, September 24, 2020.  All are invited to attend a short ceremony at 2:30pm in the Preserve parking lot adjacent to the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.  Light refreshments and cake will be served at The Goat Restaurant immediately  following.  Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold a short, annual meeting at 3:30pm at the Goat Restaurant to elect board members and officers.

Lisa Brohl, Chair, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

Put-in-Bay School Announces Re-Opening Attendance Options

Put-in-Bay School Transition Team (Mr. Steve Poe, Ms. Margie Warnicke, Mrs. Carol Cerny, Mr. Craig Schuffenecker, Mrs. Debbie Bianchi, Ms. Karen Goaziou, and Mrs. Suzanne Kostura) has met weekly since 2 June 2020 to gather and discuss information to shape the decision-making process for re-opening school.

Based upon the mandates and recommendations from our government officials, the advice from the CDC and health officials, and the uniqueness of Put-in-Bay School, the Transition Team has developed two options for the re-opening of school.  These options are explained in detail in the PDF document identified below.

2020 Re-Opening Plans as of 28 July 2020

Put in Bay Moorings

Put-in-Bay Moorings, operated by Boardwalk Harbor Operations, adjusts hours to meet demand while balancing service staffing resources.  Please visit Boardwalk Harbor Operations for complete and updated information on mooring balls, Park Place Boat Club docks, and Put-in-Bay marine fuel station.

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Enjoy “serenity now!”

Currently, the Put-in-Bay Moorings have the following hours:

Put-in-Bay Mooring Field  —  Harbor Taxi Service  

Monday & Tuesday – 8am to 6pm

Wednesday & Thursday – 8am to 8pm

Friday & Saturday – 8am to 10pm

Sunday  –  8am to 6pm