Life in Delaware County

ODNR, Coast Guard, Cabela’s Team For Free Boat Safety Checks

24 Apr , 2019  

Spring and summer typically see Ohioans return to the state’s waterways and lakes.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 18 and Columbus Cabela’s are encouraging central Ohioans to prepare for the boating season and visit the Columbus Cabela’s store, located at 1650 Gemini Place, on Saturday, April 27, from 11 AM to 2 PM to get a free vessel safety check. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Work Beginning at Delaware Shooting Range

15 Apr , 2019  

Work has begun for the complete renovation of the Delaware Shooting Range and should be completed by the end of 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Contractors have been doing site preparation so environmental remediation efforts can begin this spring.

The Division of Wildlife is working within the framework approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the property where the range is located. Once the environmental remediation work has been completed, the Division of Wildlife plans to begin upgrades to the range this summer. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Buckeye Blooms On The Way

6 Apr , 2019  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

“Spring is one of the most magical times of year in Ohio,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Spring welcomes an array of colorful wildflowers, which line trails and hillsides all over the state. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors to see spring wildflowers and reconnect with nature after the chill of the winter months.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Boating Education Classes Available This Spring

11 Mar , 2019  

Boating is a favorite activity for Delaware Countians, with a variety of reservoirs and lakes within easy driving distance.

This hobby, however, comes with a handful of rules and regulations designed to promote safety on the water. Specifically, if you were born after 1981 and you operate a boat greater than 10 horsepower, Ohio law requires you to pass a boating education course.

Currently that includes the Ohio Boating Education Course (OBEC) and classroom courses taught by US Power Squadron and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. It also includes some online courses and the OBEC Home Study Course. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio’s Lakes To Be Stocked With Rainbow Trout, Including Three In County

4 Mar , 2019  

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at Adams Lake in Adams County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Preservation Parks Receives NatureWorks Grant

26 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Included in that funding is a grant for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

What’s Up With The Late Leaf Turning This Year?

18 Oct , 2018  

What gives with the green? Ohioans want to know, and ODNR has an answer.

“We are running anywhere from a week to two weeks behind on fall color this year,” says Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “We’re anticipating really nice colors with the amount of moisture the trees have in them, and the recent cooler temperatures combined with bright, sunny days should trigger the onset of colorful changes in the leaves.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Multi-Year Hunting, Fishing Licenses Now Available

16 Oct , 2018  

Delaware County outdoors sporting enthusiasts take note: beginning last week, hunters and anglers are now able to buy multiyear licenses in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. More…

History/Tourism

Brilliant Colors Around The Corner: Latest From ODNR Including The Official Ohio Video Fall Color Forecast

27 Sep , 2018  

Fans of fall color in the Buckeye State in central Ohio are getting ready for their favorite season of the year. What’s it going to be like in 2018? We have some answers today on 1808Delaware.

Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with TourismOhio, will help people find the best locations to view the changing colors throughout the fall. More…

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