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Island Green Week August 6-13

August 6 - August 13

Hosted on: Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, Gibraltar Island, and Kelleys Island
Dates: August 6th to 13th, 2022
Coordinator: Renee Market
Phone: 419-708-5798 • Email: RBrasher3@gmail.com
Address: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center PO Box 871 Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Website Address: lakeerieislandswildlife.com/island-green-week
Event Description: Island Green Week is a celebration of Nature. Island Green Week events highlight the islands’ natural beauty and unique ecology. The Lake Erie Islands are a breathtaking destination, with opportunities to see utterly amazing parts of nature, history, and culture. Please join us for Island Green Week 2022, our islands have so much to show you. You will never regret a “A Natural Island Experience.” All events are family friendly, inclusive, and accessible.

Saturday, August 6th
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center – Put-in-Bay
11a.m. – 5 p.m. | Cost – $4 Adults, $3 Children 6-13yrs old, $3 Seniors, $10 for a family group, under 6 is FREE. See the newly enlarged and renovated Nature & Wildlife Center. Check out the exciting new displays including an indoor turtle pond, a wildlife viewing window, and geology exhibit in addition to the old favorites – a collection of over 100 species of North American animals. This is a must do during Island Green Week. Open Monday through Saturday all summer!
Science Saturday – Kelleys Island
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Cost – FREE. Science Saturdays is a partnership between Kelleys Island State Park, Kelleys Island Audubon Club, and the Kelleys Island Field Station. This is a weekly series of events that features interactive exploration centered around a particular topic. Families and learners of all ages are invited to explore firsthand science fun during this free drop-in event. 11am– 1pm on Saturdays through Labor Day. Complete Schedule of Science Saturdays at https://www.kelleysislandfieldstation.org/
Poker Kayak Day – Middle Bass Island
12:00 p.m. | Cost – $20 pre-registration $25 on site. Kayakers start and finish at the Middle Bass Island State Park west beach (No starts later than 1:00 p.m.). The paddle around the island includes three more stops (the State Park Marina, the MBI East Point Preserve, and the Kuehnle State Wildlife Area/Petersen Woods Preserve). A welcome packet at the start has a description of the course and information about the stops. Stops staffed with volunteers for safety and to distribute poker cards and snacks. The finish has a cook-out with hot-dogs, chips, and bottle of water while 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are decided. (Rain Date August 7th) Proceeds benefit the Put-in-Bay Township Park District www.putinbayparks.com Registration is available at: https://bit.ly/3tcE7A5 Deadline to register is July 30th

Sunday, August 7th
Morrison Woods Preserve Dedication – Put-in-Bay
2:00 p.m. | Cost – FREE. Put-in-Bay Township Park District and their partner the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will dedicate a new preserve on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., the Edward and Mary Morrison Woods Preserve. A celebration will be held at the Morrison Woods Preserve entrance at the corner of Put-in-Bay and Meechen Rd. Limited parking is available on site and along the roadside as well as at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center. A reception will follow at the Center’s back porch after the dedication. For more information on islands preserves visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org or www.putinbayparks.com
Hotel Victory Grounds Lantern Tour – Put-in-Bay
7:30 p.m. | Cost – FREE. South Bass Island State Park will host a Lantern Tour of the infamous Hotel Victory Grounds. This family event will start with a beautiful sunset at South Bass Island State Park and end at the Hotel Victory Swimming Pool Pavilion. The tour will highlight various still-existing features of the Hotel Victory, a history of the grounds, and exciting facts about life at the Hotel. Tour provided by Naturalist and Island Resident Renee Market.

Monday, August 8th
Miller Boat Line Stargazing Cruise – Put-in-Bay
8:00 p.m. | Cost – Adults $25, Kids $15. The ferry cruise will leave from the downtown Miller Boat Line dock on Put-in-Bay just before sunset. The stars will light up the sky as an astronomer will engage with the guest’s, sharing information about the night sky, planets, and stars. Passengers will have an amazing opportunity to enjoy the show from outer space as the ferry boat travels around the Lake Erie Islands. Wine and appetizers are provided. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR AND BEVERAGES. Tickets are available starting in July at the Wildlife Center on Meechen Rd., or by credit card over the phone at 419-285-3037.

Tuesday, August 9th
Wild Tuesday – Put-in-Bay
1 – 3 p.m. at the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center | Cost – FREE. The purpose of our Wild Tuesday programs is to educate visitors and residents about Ohio’s native wildlife by supplying up-close and firsthand interactive experiences. OSU’s Stone Lab will be bringing their snakes for a fantastic program on the islands’ native snakes. This is a really “wild” family event. Wild Tuesday features live animals, colorful crafts for children, and educational opportunities for all ages! If your curiosity is peaked, we invite you to visit all our Wild Tuesday Events throughout the summer, we look forward to being WILD with you.
Wednesday, August 10th – Saturday, August 13th
Aquatic Visitor Center Tours – Put-in-Bay
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Cost – FREE. In a 1-hour tour, people of all ages can explore Lake Erie’s complex ecosystem through experiential activities and tanks of live fish. Children under 16 can borrow fishing gear and fish for free off the pier. The facility is run by Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University’s Stone Lab. Open Wednesday through Saturday all summer! For more information call 419-285-1800 or visit https://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/visit/avc

Wednesday, August 10th
10th Annual Pig Roast & Raffle – Put-in-Bay
6 – 9 p.m. at the Goat Restaurant | Cost – $20 Pre-Purchased, $25.00 day of. Participants are treated to a slow spit-roasted hog with corn and potatoes along with tasty sides donated by The Goat Soup and Whiskey and other local restaurants. Live entertainment by Lucas Guy will set the mood with your favorite songs. The proceeds from this event will help the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center. Tickets available at 255 Meechen Rd. or by credit card over the phone at 419-285-3037.

Thursday, August 11th
Historic Gibraltar Island Tour – Put-in-Bay
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. | Cost – $10 per adult $5 per child. Transportation to and from Gibraltar Island is paid separately via the Boardwalk water taxi. This is a wonderful experience for every member of the family. A two-hour tour explores Gibraltar Island, home to Jay Cooke’s Castle, Commodore Perry’s 1812 Lookout, Stone Laboratory’s classrooms and facilities. For more information visit https://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/visit
Lake Erie Awareness Day – Put-in-Bay
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Cost – FREE. Lake Erie Awareness Day brings you the magic of Lake Erie’s history, culture, and natural resources. Spend the day touring the island while learning about Ohio’s greatest water treasure. You will have the opportunity to visit education stations where you will learn about island history, native plants and animals, the dangers of plastic pollution, and boating safety. Fun giveaways and a great day in nature awaits you. Go to all the stations and be entered to win a fabulous island themed prize. Visit go.osu.edu/PlasticFreePIBDay for station locations and more information.

Friday, August 12th
Lonz Winery Cellar Tour – Middle Bass Island
4:30 p.m. | Cost – FREE. Tour of the famous Lonz Winery Cellar and Grounds. This family event will start with a guided tour through Lonz Winery Cellar and end at the Island Grind Press House. The tour will highlight various still-existing features of the Lonz Compound, a history of the grounds, and exciting facts about life on Middle Bass Island and the winery. Tour provided by Naturalist and Island Resident Renee Market.
Friday, August 12th & Saturday, August 13th
Homecoming – Kelleys Island
Cost – FREE. Homecoming is sponsored by the Kelleys Island Landowners Association and is a weekend for those who love this island to enjoy a fish fry on Friday, parade on Saturday (with marching band), craft & vendor market, food & beverages—fun for the whole family! All Homecoming events take place at the Kelleys Island Pavilion on Addison St. For more information visit https://kelleysisland.com/events/homecoming-kila/

Saturday, August 13th
South Bass Island Lighthouse Grounds – Put-in-Bay
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Cost – FREE. Discover information about the area’s history and the most pressing issues facing Lake Erie before accessing the top of the lighthouse tower to see an expansive view of Put-in-Bay. Visitors can climb the stairs to take in a magnificent view of Put-in-Bay from the top of the tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Grounds are open dawn to dusk, tours will be determined by staff levels. For more information visit https://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/visit

The following businesses have generously donated discounts, please support them during your visit to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, and Kelleys Island:
• Miller Boat Line- https://www.millerferry.com
• E’s Golf Cart- https://www.esputinbaygolfcarts.com
• Ohio State Parks- http://parks.ohiodnr.gov
• Heinemans Winery www.heinemanswinery.com
• Park Hotel- https://www.parkhotelpib.com
• Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce- http://www.visitputinbay.com
• The Boardwalk- http://the-boardwalk.com
• Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory- https://stonelab.osu.edu
• Island Bike Rental- http://www.ibrcarts.com/public/bike_cart_rental
• Jet Express- https://jet-express.com
• Frosty Bar- http://frostys.com
• Cameo Pizza- http://putinbaycameopizza.com
• Kelleys Life- https://kelleysisland.com/kelleys-life
Transportation and Lodging Discounts
Visit www.lakeeriesislandswildlife.com or www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org for infomation about transportation and lodging discounts for Island Green Week.


August 6
August 13
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Lake Erie Islands Conservancy
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
Put-in-Bay Township Park District