DeRivera Park Trust to Meet

DeRivera Park Trust holds a meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00pm.

The meeting takes place at the Put-in-Bay softball field between the Put-in-Bay School and Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.  A new board member will be elected. George Stoiber has resigned. Chair Don Thwaite and Kelly Faris remain on the board. Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

The Conservancy wishes to thank the DeRivera Park Trustees for working with them on the sale of Cooper’s Woods to the Conservancy. Watch for a dedication of the Cooper’s Woods Preserve this fall.  The original dedication date of 2 August is postponed.



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Americorps Intern Joins Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

Americorps Intern Olive O’Rourke Scherf and Julene Market, sponsor.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy AmeriCorps Intern chosen for the 2020 season is Olive O’Rourke Scherf.  Olive will split her time and duties between the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, and the Put-in-Bay Township Park District. She will be a familiar face this summer at our preserves and at the Nature and Wildlife Center.  Olive visited all our preserves last week as part of her training and has been busy at the Nature and Wildlife Center , too!

Olive is a resident of Middle Bass Island and recently graduated from Lawrence Upper School. She will be majoring in Environmental Science at St. Mary’s College this fall. Olive started with the Conservancy with Nature Camp at the age of 4. She has been a counselor for the Lake Erie Islands and Nature Center’s Nature Camp the last few years as well as a volunteer for the Middle Bass Music Festival to benefit the Conservancy.  Her parents are David Scherf and Shanny O’Rourke Scherf of Middle Bass. She has a love for wildlife, our environment, sustainability, gardening, music, reading, theater, and friends and family. Olive is quite excited to start off her job as the AmeriCorps Intern this summer!

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy thanks Julene Market, John and Paula Ladd, Helen Brohl, Mary Brohl Nahan, David and Barb Nostrant and Joseph and Judith Janicki for their donations toward the AmeriCorps intern program.

Lisa Brohl, Chair LEIC