Ol’ Man Winter Approaches

Put in Bay iceFrost Advisory

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
410 AM EDT Wed Oct 25 2017

...Widespread frost with freezing temperatures expected tonight...

.As the area nears the end of the window for our climatological
first fall freeze, a cold night is expected tonight. With skies
clearing and winds becoming near calm, widespread frost is likely.
Many of these areas have not had a freeze yet this season.

Including the cities of Port Clinton, Sandusky, Lorain, Medina,
Akron, and Canton


* TEMPERATURE...30 to 35 degrees

* IMPACTS...areas of frost especially inland from the lake.

Birding Workshop this Weekend

Otttawa County Ohio birdingFor those of you that love purple martins and tree swallows, there will be a Cavity Nester Workshop at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on March 25, 2017.  Details are on the attached registration form.

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We hope to have Lisa Rock and Tom Kashmir visit the Bass Islands and band the purple martins at the Scheeff East Point Preserve this summer in the rigs that member Paula Ziebarth maintains. We received the rigs with a grant from the Columbus Zoo with the assistance of member Darlene Sillick. If you have purple martin or tree swallow nesting boxes on the islands and would like to monitor them or have the birds banded, let us know.

Lisa Brohl, Chair

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy


Walleye Drop Seeks Merchandise Vendors

Port Clinton Walleye DropPORT CLINTON, Ohio – The Walleye Drop Committee is seeking additional merchandise or display vendors for this year’s New Year’s Eve event. By participating in this event, your enterprise will receive international exposure as each year thousands are drawn to downtown Port Clinton from around the globe to witness the world famous Walleye Drop.

The evening begins with family friendly events for all ages, and a large vibrant main-stage area with a live DJ, games and activities all evening. Downtown fills will shoppers and diners during the final hours of the year as we count down to midnight. Just before we say goodbye to 2016, a 20-foot, 600 pound Wylie the Walleye is lowered from a crane Times Square style. The new year is welcomed with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, streamers and confetti.

  • Vending fees start at $50 for six feet of frontage.
  • Multiple spots can be reserved.
  • Water and garbage disposal included.
  • Wandering merchandise vendors also allowed for an additional fee.

Contact Mellissa Matousek to reserve your spot by emailing WylieWalleyeFoundation “at” gmail.com or call us at 419-635-7470. For more information, visit WylieWalleyeFoundation.com