Perry’s Victory Seeks Input on Memorial Landscape Plans

Put in BayInterested in the Future Development of Perry’s Victory?

Put-in-Bay, Ohio Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial invites the public to weigh in on the future management of the park’s landscape at an open house on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:00pm at the park’s Visitor Center.

The park is preparing a Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) to guide future management of the historic memorial landscape and determine impacts from implementing this plan. The cultural landscape treatment plan includes care of historic trees and shrubs, the addition or alteration of ramps, sidewalks, or stairs to improve access to the plaza and memorial, installation of wayside exhibits, locations for future housing and outdoor gathering space, and enhancements to park gateways.

The purpose of the project is to guide management, treatment, and use of resources at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and evaluate impacts to natural and cultural resources. The proposed action is needed at this time to provide park staff with a detailed plan that supports historic landscape management in accordance with National Park Service (NPS) planning and management policies.

The NPS has drafted alternatives for moving forward and is seeking public and community input during this open house.

Nor’Easter Delivers Changed Island Atmosphere

Miller FerrySouth Bass Island Lighthouse weather station reports north-easterly wind gusts at 26mph at 5am and 25mph at 2:55pm. Put in Bay environment Environmental conditions around Put-in-Bay depict a significant impact from the storm.  Miller Boat Line cancelled the 5/5:30 & 6/6:30 boats. Patchy drizzle and fog are expected tonight, along with continuing elevated wind speeds.Put in Bay environmentPut in Bay environmentPut in Bay environmentPut in Bay environment

OSU Columbus Students Conduct Research at Stone Lab

Stone LaboratoryStone Lab at Gibraltar Island, Lake Erie, hosted a limnology field-session this weekend.  Limnology is an interdisciplinary science integrating the study of geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes in lakes, ponds, rivers, springs, streams and wetlands.  This weekend’s session was led by Dr. James Bauer, professor at Ohio State University in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology.Stone Laboratory