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We all know summer is a busy time for fun and island adventures. All the more reason to get the Summer 2019 LEIC Newsletter!

This edition has information on the new Trail Challenge Passport, the 2019 Middle Bass Island Music Festival plus news on all our latest conservation efforts. Plus lots more!

Read or download the newsletter here.

LEIC Native Tree & Plant Sale

The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy (LEIC) is now taking orders for native trees and plants for the islands. We are using Riverside Native Trees and Natives in Harmony for our native tree and plant sale. Buying and planting native trees and shrubs is a great way to provide quality habitat for the birds, butterflies, moths and other wildlife on the islands. We are promoting the planting of native trees and shrubs because our native animals are adapted to feeding on these plants and using them for shelter. By planting native species you are making your land more attractive to birds, bees, butterflies, moths and a host of other desirable species. This fundraiser will be used to support the LEIC land preservation and restoration programs!

Trees: All native trees and shrubs for sale are sold in 3 gallon containers in two sizes. The varieties available are Swamp White Oak, Bur Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Basswood, Common Hackberry, and Silver Maple. Shrubs offered are Silky Dogwood, Hoptree, Buttonbush, Pasture and Swamp Rose, and Common Elderberry. All these trees and shrubs are native to the islands and will thrive in this environment. They have been grown from Ohio seed stock by Riverside Native Trees in Delaware, Ohio.

Plants: LEIC is also selling over 30 varieties of native perennial plants and flowers from Natives in Harmony from Marengo, Ohio. An order form is below. Beautify your yard and support the Conservancy!

Orders may be placed until May 1 and we will arrange a pick up on the island. For those on Middle Bass who wish to order, a pick up on Middle Bass will be set up as well


LEIC Tree-Plant Order Form 2017 Newsletter insert (1)


Visit Sara Booker’s table at the Cleveland Boat Show January 15-20, 2015 to see her book-Quotes about Boats, Lakes, Seas, and the Shore. She has been donating to LEIC-BSC for each book sold and will have info on our Conservancy there!

Book update! Many of you have been contacting us about purchasing books for the holidays, unfortunately we are out of stock and the second print run will be available in January at The Cleveland Mid~America Boat Show, January 15th~19th at the I~X Center. Book signing Sat. & Sun. of the show. See you there!