Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Shares Major Accomplishments

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy publishes important conservancy news and accomplishments in the Island Green Scene, Fall 2021 Newsletter.  Click on the PDF link below to learn about Bumble Bees, Purple Martins, the dedication of Benjamin Woods Preserve, the start of the Winter Bird Seed Sale, a recap of the Lonz Winery Music Festival, and new interpretive signs in Cooper’s Woods.

2021 LEIC Fall Newsletter




Put-in-Bay EMS Manager Moving On

A farewell party for Put-in-Bay EMS Manager Pat Rogers is on Wednesday, 18 August 2021, from 5-8pm.  The event takes place at the Put-in-Bay Fire Rescue Squad truckDepartment.

For the past six years Patrick has touched many lives.  He has helped many island residents and visitors receive appropriate medical attention.  He also has contributed major improvements to PiB EMS.

At the end of August, Pat will move to a new position in Columbus, Ohio. His paramedic and leadership skills will be missed. Please join us in a farewell at the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department.  A main course and beverages will be provided; bring a side dish if you like.

–Bernice Walton, Put-in-Bay EMS Supervisor


Vandals Ruin Put-in-Bay StoryWalk®

Vandals, in recent weeks, made their mark on the beautiful StoryWalk® in Put-in-Bay Township Park District.  A $1,000 reward is offered for the arrest and prosecution of the vandals who destroyed property at the Dodge Woods Preserve..

An individual, or individuals, sawed through a 4” metal post and removed one of the StoryWalk® signs at the Dodge Woods Preserve.    The stand and frame were donated to the Erie Islands Library by the Put-in-Bay Post of the American Legion.  It appears someone tried to pull a second post from the ground and broke it off, leaving the sign behind on the ground. This stand and frame was donated by the Put-in-Bay Senior Center. Replacement cost for a stand and page frame is approximately $525.00.

All Park District Preserves and the parking lots of the Preserves are closed at night.  Anyone who sees activity at night in the preserves or in the parking lots of the Preserves are asked to call the Put-in-Bay Police (419) 285-3692.


Great Lakes Islands Alliance Meets on South Bass Island

The 2021 Great Lakes Islands Alliance summit host committee, with representatives from Kelleys, Middle Bass, Pelee, and South Bass Islands, seeks sponsors and donors to support the 4th Annual Great Lakes Islands Summit.

Click to support the Great Lakes Islands Alliance

The Alliance meeting takes place on October 3-6 on South Bass Island.  It will include visits to Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, and Pelee Island.

The Great Lakes Islands Alliance encourages relationship building, fosters information exchange, and leverages resources to address shared challenges and to embrace opportunities to benefit islands.