Wood County Park Programs

Still many programs during the second half of March….

PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: What Does the Fox Say?
Friday, March 22; 10:00 – 11:00 am
Bradner Preserve11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
Children 3-6 years of age enjoy an activity and craft while learning about the mysterious, yet musical, fox! Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Please register attending child only.
Register Here

Wildflowers and WildsideBeer and Trivia
Friday, March 22; 7:00 – 9:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Test your knowledge with a great pairing of microbrew and a wildflower identification competition in a natural setting. Brewmaster Nick Scott will discuss the different beers offered, including the biology of brewing and beer. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups in the trivia contest.
Register Here

Spring-fling Open Geocaching
Tuesday, March 26; 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Track down spring at this open geocaching! Stop by anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 pm to borrow one of our GPS units or bring your smartphone with the Google Maps app and search for hidden geocaches in the park. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration. No SWAG for exchange necessary. Driver’s license needed to check out GPS units. Suggested age for GPS use is 8 and up. Parents/Guardians encouraged to use GPS while guiding children who search for geocaches if children are unable to use GPS.
Register Here

Passport to Paddling:Pre-Season Safety
Thursday, March 28; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Get ready for paddling this season as we cover the plans, gear, boats, and safety considerations you’ll need to insure you’re prepared for a safe and enjoyable adventure. Also, get connected with our schedule of kayak and canoe trips and classes to take your paddling to the next level!
Register Here

Bird Song I.D.
Saturday, March 30; 9:00 – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Learning bird songs can seem daunting, but we’ll look at ways to improve your skills through field experience and the use of technology to learn some common bird songs.
Register Here

Friends Plant Sale
Pre-order annual plants to brighten your doorway and garden.
Order forms will be available at the Friends website.
Pick-up day is the same day as the
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11; 9:00 am – 2:00 pmPark District Headquarters18729 Mercer Road, Bowling GreenPurchase native plants that are good for pollinator and wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon, and creating raingardens.

Summer Nature Camps
Explore, learn, and get dirty at our half-day nature camps!
Trail Tikes, ages 5 – 6,
Explorers, ages 7 – 8,
Discoverers, ages 9 – 10, connect to the outdoors with active education.
Farm Camp for ages 7 – 8, 9 – 10, and 11 – 12 year-olds.
Adventure, ages 11 – 12, paddling, bouldering, archery, geocaching, and more.
Voyagers, ages 13 – 15, backcountry exploration and historic outdoor survival skills.
Register for summer camp here.

Commemorative Trail
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Brick.
3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $1005 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125

Find an order form here.

Passport to the Parks
Pick up your 2019 Passport to the Parks
at the Park District Headquarters, or any of our park kiosks.
This self-stamping passport is a fun way to keep track of the great
activities you participate in!
Once you have collected 10 or 20 stamps you can redeem your passport at the park district headquarters for great prizes!

Funding for Farmers to Improve Lake Water Quality

Funding Available to Western Lake Erie Basin Farmers to Improve Water Quality

Funding Available to Western Lake Erie Basin Farmers to Improve Water Quality

Enrollment starts March 15 and goes through May 1

BOWLING GREEN, OH- The Ohio Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is providing funding for new assistance programs for farmers to help protect water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Working Lands program will encourage producers to establish year-round vegetative cover on eligible crop land. The program will promote conversion, establishment and maintenance of forage/hay land on certain cropland acres.

Local SWCD office staff will assist landowners on putting together a plan for installing these buffers. Landowners will be eligible to receive up to $120/acre for a 5-year contract. The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Funding is available to farmers installing conservation practices that benefit water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Program enrollment officially kicks off for Ohio farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin on March 15 and runs through May 1. Farmers will be able to sign up for the program at their local soil and water conservation district. 

For more information please contact Wood Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-354-5517.

Custom Cut Specials This Week!

Who’s thinking about GRILLING some BEEF or PORK???


From the farms to the freezers –
We’ll cut whatever you want!
Let us cut your meat fresh!
NOT Pre-packaged!!


GRAIN FED Beef & Pork!
– Cut YOUR Way!


Beef Sides or Quarters – $2.75# –
Includes Beef* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze
*smoking meats is extra


Flat Iron Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $49

N. Y. Strip Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $69

Grillin’ 6 – Pack
6 each >
8 oz. NY Strip Steaks & Brats (your choice) & Pork Chops & Leg Qtrs. & 3 to 1 Ground Beef Patties
ONLY – $59.00

ANY Combination of 20 brats
Regular – Cheddar – Bhahma Mama
Only $30.00

Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
– $4.79# –

Frozen Ground Beef Patties
85% LEAN
– Half-pounders
– Third-pounders
– Quarter-pounders
– 6 to 1 burgers
(perfect for the kids or DOUBLE BURGERS!)

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE – YOUR WAY!


Boneless Ham Steaks

Sugardale Spiral Cut Hams
with GLAZE pk

Amish Cheese from Walnut Creek
Swiss – Colby – CoJack – Pepper Jack

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

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Reminder from Mayor Goldner: Village Park IS Closed

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

…April 1. 

The village cemetery pick up/clean up will be April 1 as well. 

WC Park Activites – March 7 – The Story of The Swamp

How did Wood County look long ago, how has it changed, and how will it look in the future? Learn a

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Otsego Park: Thompson Stone Hall
20000 W. River Rd. Bowling Green
How did Wood County look long ago, how has it changed, and how will it look in the future? Learn about and discuss natural and cultural history of the area and the story yet to be written.

Troop 315 Newsletter Feb. 2019

Scouts gearing up for a busy 2019 – Get involved!

Enjoy this photo carousel from Troop 315 activities over the years...

Troop 315 March Newsletter

Scoutmaster Minute
I am happy to be back after a few months of family matters. To get everyone back on track for our troop, we will need to plan a committee meeting this month. If Wednesday March 20th at 7:00pm works for everyone on the committee . Then we shall plan for that date. Let me know either way.

I do need to thank all the leaders who stepped up . Tim Brown, Frank Boes, Joe White for running the meetings keeping our scouts excited . The charter has been returned so I will have new membership cards for the scouts at the next meeting.

A note on membership cards. The National scouting office has decided that this year will be the last year they will issued individual scout member ship cards. However; as a troop I will make sure our scouts continue to have these cards and make them in house.

A story to go with the membership cards. Over the years citizens of North Baltimore would find random lost and found items around town, including scout wallets. these folks would come into my computer shop and say, “I believe you may know this young man.” When I opened the wallet I find. Boy Scout membership cards, Totin Chit and Fireman Chit cards so.. as a Scout master, I realize how important scouting is to our boys not to mention the smile I get knowing a scout values these things – along with the 53 odd cents in it as well .

Summer camp details

Fees for 2019 Early bird, in council scout camp is $295.00 . Here is the link from Camp frontier https://www.psrweb.org/ Feel free to look at all summer camp has to offer. I inform all parents after the first of the year so you have the option of spreading the cost over time til the deadline of April 29.. Scouts can use any and all their accounts for this .

For parents to look at.

Camp Frontier 2019 leaders guide; https://www.psrweb.org/LeaderGuidede link:
In preparation for camp , scouts will need an annual BSA physical, BSA part A,B,C must be completed annually for scout to participate in camps of 72 hrs or longer :: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf. These are due by June 1st,2019 and can be included in any checkup, sports physical, but must be signed by physician. We keep them with us for all scouting events.

Scout Accounts

Please email me to inquire on balance in your sons’ account
Karate class opportunity

Karate class is now happening for interested scouts. Monday night , we leave North Baltimore at 4:45 to trek to Ottowa for karate. Anyone interested, please let me know.

March 1-3 Camp Alaska

All the prepping you have been doing at the meetings, you will be tested in this 24 hour survival camp. I hope you all have been paying attention about; What to Bring, What to wear, What to eat, and How to make a Shelter, Start a fire, Handle core body temp. We will start off in the cabin at Camp Berry, Supper will be Pizza from Little Ceaser’s and Hot cakes and Sausage for Breakfast Saturday morning. Then… Your on your own for 24 hrs. Good Luck!

March 3 Blue and Gold

Full Class A uniform. Meet at the American Legion . Ceremony starts at 6:00pm. We will be welcoming new scouts into our troop.

March 8 Sea Base first payment due

All scouts who were interested in the Sea Base trip in 2020. The first $150.00 deposit is due by March 8. Please make checks payable to troop 315. Frank Boes and myself will be participating in this scout outing. So far. Jordan K., Aaron B., Josh F.,Skyler L.,Clayton H. Wyatt M. Casey M. Jesse V. Alex B.,Conner B. Frank B, Shawn B, & Skyler’s dad have all said they want to go. We still have 3 more spots so let me know . If those spots don’t get filled by us. We will open it up to the district and council so please let us know ASAP.

March 9 Service hours

The Library needs help setting up chairs on Saturday morning at 8:30am. any scout who want to help out, show up and wait for directions. It won’t take long.

March 10 Flag Ceremony

We will need 4 – 6 scouts to participate in the flag raising ceremony for the Public Library celebration. Full Class A uniform

2 Merit Badges being offered in March and May


Tammy Trout is offering this elective merit badge in March on 10th and 24th at the scout meetings. It will take 2 to 3 meetings to complete.

Emergency Preparedness

This is an eagle required merit badge offered by Larry Bateson in April. Due to Easter Sunday and the Camporee in April in may run into May.

To earn either of these merit badges the counselor must sing off “COMPLETE” on your blue cards.

Troop Shoot April 13

Link http://www.blackswampbsa.org/event/2457484

I was able to aquire 8 spots for scouts to attend Camp Berry’s troop shoot on April 13 from 9 to 12. Scouts will be able to shoot Shotgun, Rifle and Archery. Email me to grab a spot. Its first come first serve due to open spots. We will go to Stevie B’s for lunch after words, so although eh shoot is free, send scouts with $7.00 for lunch

Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“In all of this, it is the spirit that matters. Our Scout law and Promise, when we really put them into practice, take away all occasion for wars and strife among nations.”

Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Well Site

…to discuss the proposed siting of a drinking water well by Artesian of Pioneer near the village of Fayette.

Information Session Scheduled for March 12

            Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 12, 2019, to discuss the proposed siting of a drinking water well by Artesian of Pioneer near the village of Fayette. The information session will be at Fayette Local School, 400 E. Gamble Road.

            During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain well siting requirements for wells that serve public water systems and the multi-step process to establish a new public water system. The Agency will respond to questions about the process. Anyone may submit questions for the meeting in advance by emailing Heather Lauer atheather.lauer@epa.ohio.gov.

Additionally, anyone may submit written comments about the well site at the public information session or by writing to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Attn. Craig Smith, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. Ohio EPA values public input. Deadline for public comments is March 15.

The draft well site approval letter is available online.

WCPD – Intro to Beekeeping

Have you been thinking about taking up beekeeping as a hobby?

Tuesday, February 26;5:30 – 8:00 pm

Reuthinger Preserve
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Have you been thinking about taking up beekeeping as a hobby?

Maybe you are just interested in honeybees?

This is the program for you! We will explain what is involved with becoming a beekeeper, including the sticky parts and the sweet rewards.

Register Here

Small Town Monsters – Ohio Bigfoot Hits the Big-Time

Local filmmaker creates coast-to-coast, adventure, mini-series that promises to offer “compelling, new evidence” for creature’s existence

Ohio Bigfoot Hits the Big-Time

Local filmmaker creates coast-to-coast, adventure, mini-series that promises to offer “compelling, new evidence” for creature’s existence

A new, documentary mini-series promises to change the way you view the Bigfoot phenomena when it is released in March. The series’ director, Seth Breedlove, grew up in Bolivar and used his hometown as a central location in the project, which, in addition to Northeast, Ohio, was also shot in California, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York and more. The series tracks the history of the Bigfoot subject while also telling Seth’s personal story, tracing how he went from an ardent skeptic, to truly believing there could be a real, undiscovered creature lurking in North American forests.

The documentary mini-series was created by Seth as a “solo, filmmaking experiment” through the course of 2018. Shot in over fourteen different states, and featuring twenty-one Bigfoot enthusiasts, investigators, skeptics, and believers, On the Trail of Bigfoot, is told in six episodes and is already being hailed as the definitive documentary on the subject. Breedlove drew national attention in 2015 with the release of his first film, Minerva Monster, which documented a Stark County family’s brief-but-terrifying encounter with a mysterious being in the woods behind their home in the late 70’s. On the Trail of Bigfoot revisits the Minerva Monster story within the context of retelling the entire history of the subject. Since the release of Minerva Monster, Breedlove has gone on to direct numerous features and shorts focused on local legends and lore. In 2018 he began developing an original series based around his films with a production company in Hollywood.

Small Town Monsters - Bigfoot in Ohio

While filming On the Trail of Bigfoot, Seth joined four different Bigfoot investigative groups located in Southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and the Ouachita Mountains in Southeastern Oklahoma. He spent numerous days and nights in the forest with these groups searching for the creature and managed to get some intriguing video and audio evidence that is shown in the mini-series. While in the Ouachita Mountains, Seth and members of his team witnessed something throwing rocks and making bizarre screams from a hill near their camp; an event that persuaded Breedlove that perhaps there is more to the Bigfoot “legend”, after all.

On the Trail of Bigfoot was shot, edited, written, narrated and directed by Breedlove who considered the task of solely creating the series as a “filmmaking challenge”. He also co-produced the series with his wife, Adrienne. Together they run the production company, Small Town Monsters based out of Wadsworth, Ohio. On the Trail of Bigfoot will premiere at the Canton Palace Theatre on Friday, March 29th at 8pm with four of the six episodes being shown. It is also scheduled to play at a film festival in Eau Claire, WI and again at the Kent Stage in Kent, OH this coming April. The series will see a digital premiere on Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space as well as DVD on March 29th.

To learn more, visit smalltownmonsters.com.

Adrienne Breedlove

Small Town Monsters


Do you want to be an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist?

Training sessions covers forty seven hours of instruction…..

Do you have a strong interest of your natural surroundings, a desire to sharpen your outdoor interpretation skills, and a willingness to share your knowledge with others? If so, consider becoming a Wood County Park District Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.

Beginning in early April, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist training will be offered for residents of Wood County and surrounding areas. The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program (OCVN) is a volunteer program which provides an extensive course in the natural sciences in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to share your skills and knowledge with others through OCVN sponsored activities. The Wood County OCVN program is a cooperative venture between Ohio State University Extension Wood County, and the Wood County Park District.

Training sessions covers forty seven hours of instruction and will be held on Monday evenings April 15th, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The first class will be Saturday April 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Other Saturday class sessions include April 13th, April 27th, May 4th, and June 8th.

Locations will include various Wood County parks. To become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, you must attend all the training sessions, pass examinations and volunteer 40 hours to projects designed for the skills learned via programs through the Wood County Park District.
Class topics include ecological concepts, geology and soils, herpetology, forests, ornithology, entomology, mammals, aquatic life, plants, stewardship, and interpretation skills. There is an enrollment fee of $200.00 to cover the cost of training materials, speakers and facilities plus a mandatory volunteer criminal records check. Class size is limited to 20 applicants.
If you would like to know more about this volunteer opportunity, have additional questions, or would like an application contact Craig Everett at the Wood County Extension office.
(419) 354-9050 or email: everett.33@osu.edu

PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: Wildlife Detectives!

Great outdoor activity Friday for the little ones!

Friday, February 22;10:00 am – 11:00 am

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Children 3-6 years of age enjoy a short story and hike while learning how to interpret animal tracks and signs to be honorary wildlife detectives. Adult companions must remain with children for this program.

Please REGISTER ATTENDING CHILD ONLY. Program may be altered or postponed due to weather conditions (snowfall, sub-zero wind chill).

Please equip your child with appropriate clothing and footwear for weather conditions.

Register Here