Fostoria's Lake Lamberjack is one of several area sites where the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife plans to stock rainbow trout this fall.
Also known as Reservoir 3, the lake in Hancock County is to be stocked Oct. 8.
Throughout Ohio, about 25,000 trout, measuring 10-13 inches, are to be released into 25Ohiowaterways.
Other area bodies of water where fish are to be released are Crossroads Pond, Crawford County; Lima Lake, Allen County; Swanton Reservoir, Lucas County; and Norwalk Reservoir 1, Huron County.
The trout stocking program targets small inland waters, including state and community park lakes, as well as other easy-access lakes throughout the state. Anglers ages 16 and older must have anOhiofishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased online atwildohio.comand at any of the many license vendors around the state.Ohioresidents who were born on or before Dec. 31, 1937,may obtain a free license from any license vendor or from thedivision's Web site.
Lake Erie grants available
ODNR's Office of Coastal Management is accepting grant applications for projects to help preserve, protect and enhance Ohio's Lake
Erie coastal resources.
Coastal Management Assistance Grants are available to communities, local governments, non-profit organizations, state agencies, planning commissions and educational institutions. Funding priorities for this round of grants will focus on the development of watershed balanced growth plans in coordination with the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the implementation of coastal nonpoint management measures of state-endorsed watershed action plans. Priority also will be given to education and outreach projects that address coastal issues related to sustainable development.
The Office of Coastal Management dedicates a portion of its federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funding to the Coastal Management Assistance Grant program.
Applicants must provide at least 50 percent of the project's total funding.
Applications and guidelines are available on the "Grants" link atwww.ohiodnr.com/coastalor by calling (419) 626-7980. Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Winners are to be announced in spring 2010.
ODNR will award at least $250,000 for this round of grants. Ithas awarded more than $2.97 million al Management Program began in 1997. A list of all previous grant awards is available online by selecting the "Grants" link atwww.ohiodnr.com/coastal.
Tiffin Park and Recreation Department is hosting the Heritage Festival Sept. 19-20 at Hedges-Boyer Park. A Seneca Kruisers car show is planned on that Sunday.
The Seneca County Park District is planning a canoe float at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, beginning at Howard Collier State Nature Preseve. Enjoy a 3-mile paddle on the Sandusky River. Canoes, adult life jackets and paddles are provided. Registration is required by calling (419) 435-3915 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A preschool program called "Magical Monarchs" is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Steyer Nature Preserve. Children ages 3-5 years old with an adult companion can learn about the monarch and then go on a monarch hunt in the meadow.Registration required by calling (419) 435-3915 or e-mailing scpd_programs@yahoo.
Wood County Park District is celebrating its 75th anniversary Sept. 19 with a get-together at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. The park district invites everyone to bring friends.
Volunteers at the Hancock Park District McKinnis House are planning to brew beer 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can see how beer was brewed in the 1840s from start to finish. Mrs. McKinnis, played by volunteer Christa Gupta, has opened her home to the local ladies Temperance Society. Sit in on their meeting and hear why these local women are so against the consumption of alcohol. Sign the "Anti-Drinking Pledge" to get a token for a glass of free root beer.
Stop by the woodshop and visit with Mr. Frey, who plans to be demonstrating how a plane works to smooth out rough wood.
The program is made possible bythe Hancock County Home Brewers Association, which works to promote the hobby in Hancock County and the surrounding area. For more information, contact Bill Wolfe at ( 419) 957-6086. Litzenberg Memorial Woodsis at 6100 US 224, six miles west of Findlay.For more information, visit www.HancockParks.comor call (419) 425-Park.
Hancock Park District is planning an equipment auction 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at River Landings Maintenance Center, 700 Fox St., Findlay. A list of auction items is available on request and can be downloaded atwww.HancockParks.com.
* Saturday, 8 a.m., work day at Miller Conservation Farm, (419) 447-7073.
* Saturday, 8 a.m., Nature Walk Bird Talk, at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville, (419) 435-3915, email@example.com.
* Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, household hazardous waste collection, Seneca County Agriculture Service Center, rear parking lot, 3140 S. SR 100, Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Joint Solid Waste District, (419) 334-7222 or (888) 850-7224.
* Tuesday, 5 p.m., Young Adventurers program, origami, ages 6-12, Steyer Nature Preserve, (419) 435-3915, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton meeting, clubhouse, CR 33.
* Wednesday, 7 p.m., Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton action pistol/bowling pin shoot, Don Hunter, (419) 937-2066, email@example.com.
Vicki Johnson reports on outdoors and agriculture issues for The A-T.
E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.