YARDWORKS Keeps South Bass Island Beautiful

Put in Bay landscapeYardworks knows that fall is right around the bend and leaves will soon come tumbling down.  The Yardworks Leaf Cleanup List is open, so let Yardworks put your property on it.  Yardworks has the equipment and work force to pick up your leaves quickly and efficiently.  Yardworks Put in Bay landscapingcomposts all leaves, never burns them, and makes rich organic loam for next year’s use.  It’s also the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs, perennial flowers and spring bulbs.  Free estimates are available.

Put in Bay Yardworks

There’s no playing around at YARDWORKS!

“Leaf” it to Yardworks for all your autumn landscape needs.

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Lake Erie Islands Conservancy & Township Park District to Dedicate Preserves

 Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and our partners, the Put-in-Bay Township Park District, are excited to announce two dedication dates for preserves we have been working on for some time.

We will hold a dedication ceremony for the Cooper’s Woods Preserve on South Bass Island at 2:30pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020 with our annual meeting at the Goat Restaurant next door at 3:30pm. Socially distanced reception following.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold a dedication ceremony for the Cleveland Tract and the Manderbach Tract-new additions to the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be served after. Remember there is limited parking there so an RSVP is necessary.

This is such an exciting time for our Conservancy!! Thanks to all who helped make these events and preservation of these parcels possible!!

Lisa Brohl, Chair


Dodge Woods Preserve Enlarged

Put in Bay natureLake Erie Island Conservancy announces the Put-in-Bay Township Park District purchased a .7478 acre addition to the Dodge Woods Preserve on Friday with funds from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund and the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.

The purchase provides additional habitat and a buffer to the Put-in-Bay Story-Walk Trail in place now. Thanks to John Dodge family and Bridget Wise for collaboration on this effort.  LEIC also extends thanks to all members who make the donations to keep making this land protection happen!



Hike Put-in-Bay!

Put in Bay nature

Light shines the way into Dodge Woods.

Dodge Woods, Scheef East Point Nature Preserve, and Massie Cliffside Preserve offer the sort of relaxing outing which lifts one above the negatives in the daily grind.  Better than alcohol , ice cream, or even a heaping bowl of lobster bisque, nature walks on South Bass Island provide the answer to Ishmael’s “damp, drizzly November in my soul” (Moby Dick, Chapter 1).

East Point South Bass Island

Scheef Preserve trail

Scheef East Point Preserve combines a peaceful combination of inland flora and wildlife with the dynamic presence of Lake Erie shoreline.

Rattlesnake Island hovers in the distance.

Massie Cliffside trail winds through a serene island forest and opens up to a marvelous field with benches and outstanding view of Put-in-Bay.

These spectacular places come through the efforts of Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and the Put-in-Bay Park District.

Do yourself a favor and partake of a rewarding hike at Put-in-Bay!

Lake Erie Conservation

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