OLD WOMAN CREEK STATE NATURE PRESERVE HOSTS GREAT LAKES ESTUARY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 19|
Event is third program in new Natural Areas Discovery Series
COLUMBUS, OH - Visitors are encouraged to discover the natural beauty found
along the shores of a freshwater estuary at the Old Woman Creek State Nature
Preserve Open House on Saturday, June 19. The event is the third program in
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Natural Areas Discovery
A day of family friendly activities is planned including naturalist-led
hikes, canoeing and tours of the nature preserve's "green" visitor center.
The newly remodeled visitor center was built with the use of
recycled-content products and environmentally friendly construction
Located near Huron in Erie County, Old Woman Creek is home to the only
National Estuarine Research Reserve on the Great Lakes. The site is
protected to ensure the long-term security of the estuary and provide for
long-term research, monitoring and education. Visitors will have several
opportunities throughout the day to learn more about the research.
Several canoe tours are being coordinated for a view of the estuary from the
waters of Old Woman Creek. Visitors wishing to reserve a spot for a canoe
tour of the estuary are encouraged to call 419-433-4601 after Monday, June
14. Reservations are limited to three people in a party.
Sponsored by the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, the Natural
Areas Discovery Series features scheduled hikes, interpretive activities and
an opportunity for visitors to meet preserve and scenic river staff at state
nature preserves. Monthly programs are scheduled through October. The next
event is Saturday, July 10, at Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve in