Celebrate Earth Week with Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will participate in the Island Wide Garage Sale to be held on Saturday May 15, 2020, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  There will be tables at the John and Paula Ladd residence at the corner of Catawba and Erie Avenue. We will have native plants,  t-shirts, tote bags, and jelly for sale in addition to rummage items.

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As it is Earth Week, it is a good time to reuse things–please keep the Conservancy in mind as you spring clean! Hold onto things that could sell at the Garage Sale on May 15!

If you would like to donate any household items for sale that day, please bring in a box with your name with suggested pricing that morning, May 15 at 8:30am. We will ask that you pick up later anything that does not sell. Stacy Clink will be organizing for us. Questions?  Contact her at scscout “at” embarqmail.com or Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or leiconservancy “at” gmail.com.

The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center will also have sales items at our location this year.

The Island in Bloom

The Island in Bloom, by Amanda Downey

Take a moment to notice the new daffodils &  tulips coming alive once again.  The spring sun awakening their bloom.  Oh, the familiar yellow colors of the Gold Forsythia Shrubs just as bright as a golden finch.

And the Dogwoods coming to life with their lovely white weeping petals.  As the earth laughs in flowers, remember to stop and smell the roses every now and then.  Enjoy the sunshine, the birds chirping a new song for the day.

Stop and notice the beauty all around you, in full bloom.  How lovely the silence is of growing things.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”  -Gerard De Nerwal

NPS Accepting Proposals for Perry’s Monument Seawall Restoration Project 

Put-in-Bay, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting proposals on a full and open basis from all interested businesses having the capability to perform the work described below. The solicitation will be issued electronically on the Government-wide Point of Entry (GPE) website at https://beta.sam.gov/.  Proposal documents will be available for download in Microsoft Word, HTML, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe PDF; Specifications will be available in Adobe PDF format; and drawings will be available in PDF format. Specific instructions on submitting your proposal will be contained in the solicitation documents to be issued on or about April 15, 2021.

Vendors can search for the project solicitation on https://beta.sam.gov/ without registering.  This website has a “watch list” where you can add your company’s interest by registering in beta.sam.gov.  Specific instructions can be found on this website. Registering provides the opportunity to receive notifications; this is a tool of convenience only and does not serve as a guarantee of notification.

For questions about contract solicitation, contact NPS Contracting Officer Bai Perney at bai_perney “at” nps.gov or 303-987-6766.

The work of this project includes the rehabilitation and replacement of the North and South Seawall, approximately 1,900 feet (ft) and 1,500 ft long, upgrades to the storm-water system, and associated site restoration work. Associated restoration includes the relocation of the following utilities: water, electric, and communications. Work identified to be completed on the seawalls includes the demolition and replacement of the North Seawall – Center section, removal of the top section and raising the elevation of all other wall sections, performing repairs on the existing structures to remain and extending the South Seawall – West section along Delaware Avenue. The sidewalk along the South Seawall will be replaced and a sidewalk will be added alongside the North Seawall. Work to the storm-water system includes adding a packaged pump system, additional catch basins and pipes will be installed, flap gates will be added to the outlets on the seawall and the site will be regraded in specific locations to facilitate water flow to the drainage utilities.

Superintendent Rowles said, “We are excited for the contract solicitation to be open for proposals leading to an award and the start of the construction phase of this project later this summer. This is an important step forward to protecting the park and providing access for visitors enjoyment.”