Briefly, May 10

Volunteers wanted to plant trees

Black Swamp Conservancy is looking for volunteers to be part of a major tree planting project May 18 at its new Water’s Edge Preserve in Sandusky County.

The conservancy invites individuals, families, community groups, Scout troops and businesses to help plant more than 2,000 trees on the 60-acre nature preserve.

Call Sarah at (419) 872-5263 to sign up.

EARTH workshop approaching

This year’s EARTH workshop, “Taking Science Outdoors,” is to take place June 18 at Wynford High School and June 19 at Mohican School of the Outdoors.

Transportation from Wynford is to be provided.

Early-bird registration fee is $55 before May 21 or the fee is $65 before June 10. Registration includes lunch, snacks, transportation and lesson plans on environmental literacy and science. Graduate credit is available from Ashland University for $200.

For more information, call Beth Diesch at (419) 447-7073.

Help name falcon chick

Peregrine falcon enthusiasts worldwide will decide the name of a falcon chick in downtown Columbus, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Online voting will take place at Click on Name the Falcon Chick. The top name will be assigned to the lone falcon nestling living on a 41st-floor ledge of the Rhodes State Office Tower.

CRP meeting set for Upper Sandusky

The statewide Pheasants Forever organization is hosting informational meetings across Ohio for landowners and agricultural producers in advance of the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up that runs May 20-June 14.

A meeting is to be hosted by Clint Geldine at Gottfried Nature Center, 9783 CH 330, Upper Sandusky, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Led by Pheasants Forever farm bill wildlife biologists, landowners can learn how to increase farm or ranch income while creating wildlife