Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Publishes Fall Newsletter

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy promotes conservation and protection of natural and agricultural lands on the Lake Erie Islands.  The fall 2019 edition of Island Green Scene, the conservancy’s quarterly newsletter, is available below in a Portable Document Format (PDF).  The current edition highlights recent success stories and important upcoming events!

ISLAND GREEN SCENE – Fall 2019 PDF

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High Wind Alert

URGENT – MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1020 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM MONDAY TO 4 AM EDT TUESDAY

* WINDS…West 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* WAVES…Building to 3 to 5 feet.

A Small Craft Advisory is issued when waves of 4 feet or more are expected, or wind speeds reach 21 to 33 knots. These may produce hazardous conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should stay in port during these conditions.


Storm Roars through Bass Islands

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3:55pm “MY RADAR” app weather screen on 9-11-2019

A late afternoon storm plowed its way through the western basin of Lake Erie on Wednesday. Wind speeds of 45mph, recorded at Peach Point on South Bass Island, and two inches of rain by Thursday morning, contributed to localized flooding.

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National Park Service employee attends to high water at Perry’s Monument on Thursday morning.


Time for Autumn Bird Banding

Pat Hayes leads birders on discovery tour.

Fall Bird Banding 2019
There is nothing like getting to see migrating birds in your hand to learn those confusing fall warblers! Here are some opportunities to see Tom and Paula Bartlett and bird banding crew in action this fall on the islands.

South Bass Island Banding-The Vineyard B & and B and Scheeff East Point Preserve
September 11-12 (Wednesday, 9/11) Will be banding from mid-morning until late
afternoon. Thursday (9/12), Will band from 6:00 AM until evening.  If you come to watch the banding, please park H. Thomas Bartlettwhere directed past the Vineyard Bed and Breakfast and before the red barn.

Middle Bass Island Banding-Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve
September 23-27 – banding from 6:00 AM until evening daily
September 28 – band from 6:00 AM until noon.
Please do not park in private drives outside the preserve. The gate will be open during banding hours and you will be directed where to park. If you are coming out, e-mail Tom at hthomas.bartlett “at” gmail.com or call at 567-278-2300.

Kelleys Island Banding-Jones Preserve at Long Point (passerines) and Scheele
Preserve (saw-whet owls)
September 16-21 Feathers and Foliage Festival-banding at Jones Preserve at Long Point.
October 14 -31 Kelleys Island Saw-whet Owl and Long Point or feeder banding
November 1-3 Kelleys Island Owl Festival
November 1 -11 Kelleys Island Saw-whet Owl and Long Point or feeder banding
November 12 -24 Kelleys Island Saw-whet Owl and Long Point or feeder banding


Put-in-Bay School Opens September 3rd

Put in Bay Panthers

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School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent  

This year’s motto is, “Celebrate Success, Celebrate You!”  With this motto in mind, we begin this school year with a CELEBRATION!

PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE ON THE FRONT LAWN THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, SEPTEMBER 3, BY 8:00AM.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, INTRODUCTIONS MADE, AND A HUMAN TUNNEL WILL BE FORMED FOR THE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO GO THROUGH!

In the event the weather does not cooperate with our celebration, everyone will move to the gymnasium.

Parents are encouraged to attend the Put-in-Bay School Open House on Thursday, September 12 from 3:21 to 4:30pm.  This is an opportunity to meet the teachers and hear about the academic goals for the year.  Refreshments provided, along with free babysitting.

Our school’s attendance policy remains the same as last year, adhering to the state regulations in House Bill 410.   Instead of counting days absent, schools must keep track of hours absent.  Excessive absences are reported to the Ottawa County Juvenile Court.  The new definition for excessive absences is:  absent 38 or more hours in one month or 65 or more hours in one school year.   Prior to filing a complaint with the court, parents will be notified, followed by an absence intervention plan.  Complete details of House Bill 410 were sent home in last month’s mailing.  Parents are advised to make appointments and plan vacations on the following dates that school will not be in session:

  • October 21                             (Appointment Day)
  • November 27 – Dec 1            (Thanksgiving)
  • December 21 – January 5       (Christmas Break)
  • February 22 – March 1           (Winter Break)
  • April 11 – April 14                  (Spring Break)
  • May 23 – 25                           (Memorial Day Weekend)

School days continue to start at 8:00am.  Students are asked to arrive at 7:50am.  Primary elementary students will begin lunch dismissal at 11:50, followed by grades four to six.  Grades 7 – 12 students will be dismissed for lunch at noon.  All students are to return from lunch at 12:50 to begin classes at 1:00.   Elementary students will be dismissed after school at 3:16, while high school students will end the day at 3:21.

Don’t forget to check our website, www.put-in-bay.k12.oh.us, for the latest school announcements.  We will utilize our “School Messenger” system to notify parents of important announcements and school closings.


Island Green Week Holds Extraordinary Series of Attractions

Lake Explorer IILake Erie Islands Conservancy pulls together an amazing bank of resources to present another enriching Island Green Week:  Twelve captivating days of Ecotourism, Adventure Travel, Agritourism, and History. Full event details and schedules are in the special edition of Green Scene. Special recognition goes to Renee Market and Michelle Pennington for the nice job on the newsletter!

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Make special note that the LEIHS Auction is Thursday, August 8–not on Friday, August 9, as on a few posters.  The Dedication of the Footbridge at the Middle Bass East Point Preserve scheduled originally for Sunday August 4 has been canceled due to high water–the ducks, birds and bugs don’t mind, but it is not people-friendly yet!  Also, LEIC adds the Dedication of the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as a State Water Trail to the schedule during EcoTour on Tuesday August 6 at 10:30am at the Oak Point Picnic Area.  Island Green Week events start Saturday with the Middle Bass Island Kayak Poker Day.

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