2010-05-08 / News

May 31 is deadline for bog tour lottery

COLUMBUS– Nature enthusiasts are encouraged to enter a lottery to tour Ohio’s only floating island – Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve in Buckeye Lake – during the bog’s annual open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.

Attendance is limited to protect the bog’s delicate sphagnum moss surface, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Anyone interested in touring the bog on June 19 should send a postcard to the Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. C-3, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Postcards must be postmarked by May 31 and include: contact name, address with zip code, daytime phone number and total number of people in the party (not to exceed four unless all are immediate family members). Only one postcard will be accepted per family. The lottery drawing will be held in early June, and winners will be notified by mail.

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