Nature, Wildlife Center receives over $12,400

Nature, Wildlife Center receives over $12,400

SOUTH BASS ISLAND — The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center (LEINWC), located in Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, has benefited over the past two years from receiving community grants from the Ottawa County Community Foundation (OCCF) totaling $12,475. Grant money has helped improve camp accessibility and geology education.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Ottawa County Community Foundation,” said LEINWC Director Renée Fultz. “We have been incredibly fortunate to receive grants from the OCCF which have had a huge impact.”

In 2022, LEINWC received $8,500 for its Nature Camp program, which it tries to keep as affordable as possible for families of all backgrounds. From Middle Bass and Put-in-Bay, the organization hosted about 125 campers, most of whom live on the islands or have family or friends in the area. The water theme allowed campers to learn about water cycles, water quality, invasive plants, plastic pollution and how these factors impact the health of the lake and Of drinking water.

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