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Former island resident and OSU Stone Lab Manager John Hageman wrote a great article for the Ohio Outdoor News on the work our Conservancy and Park District have been able to accomplish on the islands. Check on the link below for a look at that article! Thanks to John for all the support over the years!


Ohio Outdoor News Jan18 2019

Attached is the 2018 Bird Banding Report for the Bass Islands from Tom Bartlett. Many thanks to Tom and Paula Bartlett and Dr. James Marshall and all who help make their bird banding efforts possible here on the islands!

The data is invaluable-just used in a grant last week!
And the birds are beautiful! Such an experience to see them up close! The spring banding schedule and Tom’s contact information is attached. Come and visit the banding stations next spring!
The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Put-in-Bay Township Park District
(PIBTPD), and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center (LEINWC) are looking
to hire an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward Intern for the summer of 2019. It is a ten
week program working a minimum of 30 hrs per week. Interns are provided a small
stipend biweekly and a Segal Educational Award at the completion of the internship-to be
used for qualified student loans or tuition. The intern will work on projects like trail
maintenance, invasive plant management, grant writing, design of signs and brochures,
social media, wildlife and plant surveys, nest box monitoring, etc. for the Conservancy
and the PIBTPD depending on the skill set of the intern. For the LEINWC, the intern can
assist with tours, Wild Tuesday, Nature Camp, native wildlife and our pollinator exhibits,
community events and outreach, and monitoring the phenology garden and pollinator
gardens. Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Preference is given to university
students but a high school education is all that is required to use the education award. It is
necessary to have island housing. If interested, contact Lisa Brohl at or 419-366-2087. To take a look at the Environmental
Steward program, go to their website at
We are also looking for donations toward the expense of the AmeriCorps intern. If you are interested in donating, contact me with the info below  or sending a check to LEIC, P.O. Box 461,
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 with AmeriCorps intern on the memo line. You may also use our
PayPal at but designate for the AmeriCorps intern
program. We have been lucky to have great interns in the past-interns- Colleen
O’Brien, Leah Bilski, Carmen Levand, Jackie Taylor, Chloe Nostrant, Jenna Prahst, and
Samantha Newhouse-and we look forward to the special talents of a new intern this summer!
Photo by Lisa Rock of AmeriCorps Intern  Samantha Newhouse with eastern fox snake