Great Lakes Islands Summit Coming to Put-in-Bay

The 2022 Great Lakes Islands Summit takes place October 2nd-5th, 2022 on the Lake Erie Islands. The event brings together 100+ island leaders, including: government officials, business and education representatives, and other island advocates to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with island living.  Island residents are welcome to attend.

The annual summit also serves as the member meeting of the Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA), a bi-national network of Great Lake island communities.

“Every island has an Atlas.”

The Summit is jointly hosted by the Lake Erie Islands of Kelleys, Middle Bass, Pelee, and South Bass. South Bass Island (known as Put-in-Bay) is the anchor island for 2022.   The agenda includes visiting five islands (the four previous ones listed plus Gibraltar Island) and discussing infrastructure, tourism, land conservation, and water quality issues. The $100 registration fee includes meals and all transportation between islands for the event.


Celebrate Lake Erie Islands During Green Week

Once again, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy delivers a rewarding schedule of events. for Lake Erie Islands Green Week.  The purpose and theme of this  week-long celebration is to recognize and highlight the significant natural, historical, and cultural resources one can witness on the islands in Lake Erie. For additional information and a map of event locations, call the Wildlife Center at 419.285.3037.




Lake Erie Islands Softball Back in Action

Lake Erie Islands Softball resumes on Sunday, 28 June 2020.  This year’s teams include Middle Bass Island, Heineman’s Winery, Boardwalk, Kelleys Island, Round House, and Blue Marlin!  Games are played at the softball field across from Put-in-Bay School, on the property of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.

Middle Bass Music Fest Cancelled

After a lot of thought the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy has elected to cancel the Middle Bass Music Fest set for July 18, 2020.  We were continuing to count on things getting back to normal, but what is “normal” anymore?  So in order to be prudent and safe we are going to just plan on 2021 for our next event.

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyWe’d like to thank our sponsors for their support The Middle Bass Island State Park,  The Middle Bass Dock Company, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Ohio Arts Council, and of course all our food and beverage providers Jimmy G’s BBQ, the Port Clinton Rotary Perch Wagon, Stan Gebhart, Heinemann’s Winery and Catawba island Brewing.

Our music this year – Cat’s on Holiday, Sam Hooper Blues, The Island Band, The North Coast Goats and Sonic Blast.  We are going to miss seeing everyone at the winery property.  Count on us being there in July 2021.  Go to our web site for additional info on this and next year’s event:

Bruce Miles, Chair