Exploring Lake Erie: A Day of Education and Conservation with Logan County Land Trust

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Exploring Lake Erie: A Day of Education and Conservation with Logan County Land Trust

This past Tuesday, the Logan County Land Trust orchestrated an enriching and entertaining expedition, bringing together 35 eager participants, including 25 adults and 10 students, from diverse corners of Logan County. The destination? The renowned Stone Lab on Lake Erie, a research facility operated by The Ohio State University, dedicated to advancing knowledge, education, and management practices to address the myriad challenges facing Lake Erie.

Stone Lab: Where Education Meets Exploration

The first leg of our journey took us to Stone Lab, an institution at the forefront of research and education on Lake Erie. Nestled on the shores of the lake, Stone Lab is committed to improving the health of this vital ecosystem. Our group delved into the intricacies of the issues impacting Lake Erie, gaining insights into ongoing research and innovative solutions proposed by the experts at The Ohio State University.

Magee Marsh: A Haven for Nature Enthusiasts

Our next destination was the picturesque Magee Marsh, a renowned hotspot for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Magee Marsh is celebrated for its diverse array of waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors that call this area home. The air was filled with the vibrant melodies of our feathered friends as we marveled at the beauty of the natural world.

Demonstration Farm: Nurturing Sustainable Practices

The final stop of our educational journey took us to a demonstration farm, a beacon of sustainable agricultural practices. Here, we witnessed firsthand the farm practices that play a crucial role in enhancing water quality and minimizing runoff that eventually makes its way to Lake Erie. It was a hands-on experience, showcasing the tangible efforts being made to safeguard our environment and promote responsible land management.

Get Involved – Contact Bob Stoll or Bruce Smith

For those eager to delve deeper into the details of our Lake Erie adventure or explore upcoming educational opportunities, we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated team at the Logan County Land Trust. Bob Stoll and Bruce Smith, the driving forces behind this initiative, are available to provide more information, answer queries, and guide you on the path of environmental awareness and conservation.


Join us on our mission to foster a deeper connection with nature, promote sustainable practices, and contribute to the well-being of Lake Erie and our local environment. Logan County Land Trust is your gateway to environmental education and conservation initiatives that make a lasting impact. Stay tuned for more adventures, discoveries, and opportunities to engage with the Logan County Land Trust community!