Conserving Northwest Ohio – Signatures, Shopping and Searching

Saving the environment is difficult, time consuming and expensive! But sometimes, there are little steps we can take to make this effort a bit easier.

Golden-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler

Signing a Petition

The Lake Erie shoreline in Northwest Ohio is a vital stopover habitat for migratory songbirds. There is a possible threat to these birds now with the proposal to build nearby wind turbines. Research is needed to see how much of a buffer zone is needed to project birds from these turbines in these large stopover habitats.

Considering the importance of these stopover habitats to both the migratory birds and the local economy, we urge you to support a three-year moratorium on the building of any additional wind turbines within the area of greatest concern: specifically, within three miles of the Lake Erie shoreline in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Erie Counties. – a portion of the petition on the Care2 petitionsite.

Please read and sign the petition now!

Shopping for Groceries (in the Northwest area)

We’ve mentioned this before (C-Notes 13) but if you live in Northwest Ohio you can go online and use your Kroger savings to help the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) earn rebates. And helping the BSBO is a direct way to help conservation.

Searching using Goodsearch

This search engine donates money to charities just by regular Web searching. The Ottawa NWR in Northwest Ohio is a good choice for searching to conserve!

Just normal activities can help save Northwest Ohio’s habitats and birds, but we need to do as much as we can. Some other ways to help include buying Duck Stamps, buying an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, supporting young birders clubs, and volunteering your time for habitat restoration events.

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