2012-04-07 / News

Bog cleanup days set for April 21, 28

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Friends of Cranberry Bog volunteer organization is being reactivated.

The move comes after the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society reached a multi-year agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to manage the state nature preserve for the State of Ohio.

The historical society and the Friends are taking a proactive approach to prolong the life of the oneof a-kind natural wonder. Projects include removal of invasive vegetation, removing unused portions of the now 39-year-old deteriorating boardwalk, cleaning the rest of the boardwalk and transplanting pitcher plants from the East Meadow to areas near the boardwalk.

Longer term plans include replacing the existing boardwalk, extending it and enlarging existing boardwalk presentation areas. These projects will require extensive fundraising. The Bog Oversight Committee recently met with Thomas Gramlich, COO of TimberTech Inc., to discuss a possible “charitable arrangement” to purchase the Crane Plastics subsidiary’s products at a substantial discount.

The first two clean-up have been set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, April 21 and 28. Additional work days may be scheduled in early May.

Clean- up day volunteers or anyone interested in making donations to help preserve the bog should call the museum at 740-928-1998 or George O’Donnel at 614-314- 1043. Email contacts are J-me@ BuckeyeLakeHistory.org and godonnel@Arshot.com

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