Conservancy Taking Orders for Native Trees and Plants

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Lake Erie Islands ConservancyBuying and planting native trees and shrubs provides quality habitat for the birds, butterflies, moths and other wildlife on the Bass Islands.  Lake Erie Islands Conservancy promotes native trees and shrubs because our native animals feed on these plants and use them for shelter.  Planting native species can make our land more attractive to birds, bees, butterflies, moths and a host of other desirable species. This fundraiser supports the LEIC land preservation and restoration programs.  Thank-yous extended to Natives in Harmony, Riverside Native Trees, and Quail Ridge Specimen Trees.

LEIC Tree-Plant Order Form 2019

Audubon Bird Lovers Report!

AudubonAttached are the final totals for the Lake Erie Count Circle of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 2018.  The Excel spreadsheet includes the totals from Middle Bass, South Bass, Kelleys Island, and Pelee. What a great group effort.   And a lot of fun! Thanks to all who participated in this citizen science effort.

2018 Christmas Bird Count Final

Remember, too, the Great Back Yard Bird Count is coming up this weekend  Check it out at  if you want to participate!

AmeriCorps Environmental Internship Available

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyThe Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Put-in-Bay Township Park District, and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center desire to hire an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward Intern for the summer of 2019.  The internship is a ten week program working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Interns are provided a small stipend biweekly and a Segal Educational Award at the completion of the internship–to be used for qualified student loans or tuition. The intern will work on projects like trail maintenance, invasive plant management, grant writing, design of signs and brochures, social media, wildlife and plant surveys, nest box monitoring, etc. for the Conservancy and the PIBTPD depending on the skill set of the intern.

environemtnal stewardshipFor the LEINWC, the Environmental Steward Intern  can assist with tours, Wild Tuesday, Nature Camp, native wildlife and our pollinator exhibits, community events and outreach, and monitoring the phenology garden and pollinator gardens. Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Preference is given to university students, but a high school education is all that is required to use the education award. It is necessary to have island housing.

If interested, contact Lisa Brohl at or 419-366-2087. To take a look at the Environmental Steward program, go to their website at

Donations toward the expense of the AmeriCorps intern are welcome. If you are interested in donating, contact Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or send a check to LEIC, P.O. Box 461, Put-in-Bay, Ohio  43456.  Write AmeriCorps intern on the memo line. One can also use  PayPal at –designate for the AmeriCorps intern program.