Briefly, May 23
Grant meeting Wednesday
FREMONT – Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is offering a second round of grants in its Competitive Funding Grant Program, and the meeting required before an application is submitted is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the OSS office, 1875 E. State St., Fremont.
The grant program’s main priority is to set up recycling programs for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, townships, cities and villages in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties.
Applicants may register by calling (419) 334-7222 or (888) 850-7224, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications and guidelines are available at www.recycleoss.org.
Recycling pickup on hold
Township recycling drop-off sites throughout Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties are expected to see an increase in recyclable materials for the holiday weekend, but pickup is to be delayed one day because of Memorial Day Monday.
In an effort not to overwhelm recycling drop-off sites, OSS recommends dropping off materials Wednesday or later in the week.
OSS asks residents to review items accepted at the sites, ways to reduce contamination and other helpful tips to maintain a site.
For general recycling information, visit www.recycleoss.org or call (419) 334-7222 or (888) 850-7224.
Anglers can fish Fremont site
Anglers looking to pursue yellow perch have a new location to fish this year, as the Fremont Reservoir was stocked last fall with 93,008 yellow perch fingerlings and this spring with 140,000 yellow perch fry, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Biologists have been working with city officials on the removal of the Ballville Dam to provide ecological restoration and to increase angler opportunities in the area. Removal would improve walleye spawning on the Sandusky River, improving the fishery and likely increase the numbers of anglers who travel to the area.
For more information, visit www.wildohio.com.
Hunters get 140 wild turkeys
Seneca County hunters harvested 140 wild turkeys April 19-May 18, compared to 154 last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Neighboring counties also saw reduced numbers: Crawford: 72 (93); Hancock: 29 (34); Huron: 142 (186); Sandusky: 21 (25); Wood: 28 (30); and Wyandot: 80 (114).
Statewide, hunters checked 16,556 wild turkeys, a decrease from 18,391 in 2013.
The top 10 counties were Ashtabula, 615; Tuscarawas, 493; Coshocton, 484; Guernsey, 466; Muskingum, 453; Belmont, 444; Monroe (424), Trumbull (417), Knox (415) and Meigs (397).