Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Oh 44827 419-683-9000
Lowe-Volk Nature Center Hours: Mon-Sat: 8:00-4:00 Sun: Noon -4:00
The Latest News from the CPD
Snapping Turtle Update
Although we have received many calls and possible leads, only the one turtle has been recovered. Searches along the river and in the pond and wetland have yielded nothing. Our only hope is that the remaining turtles are actually on their own in the wild. While this unfortunate incident demonstrates that nothing is really "safe", it also shows the support that the community has for your Park District. Through the many page views, likes, and shares, it is self-evident that you not only care for these Snapping Turtles, you care for your Park District and our mission of nature education. For that, we say, "Thank you".
New Trails to Hike!
The Carpenter brothers , who own Northside Acres, have made 40 acres of their property available for public hiking. The property is located east of Bucyrus at 3229 SR 98, which is just east of the N&S Railroad tracks. Locally known as "Carpenter’s Bot-tom", the trails are well maintained and border the Sandusky River. If you go, please park southeast of their building and enter the bottom on that trail. You can hike during daylight hours only. Please re-spect the property and take your litter with you when you leave.
There are several statistical indicators that we can use to indicate how well the CPD is doing with its mission of nature education. We do our best to count our visitors who come into the Nature Center. This past June, we set an all-time high of 2,464. That is phe-nomenal! We tell people that we average about 1,000 visitors a month. In 2014, the to-tal was 13,616, so our average is still realistic. We are hoping that June’s attendance record will continue a trend that moves that average ahead! Other data that indicates success is our totals for educational programing. This would include all school groups, civic groups and CPD public programs. In 2014, that tally was 11,940, which is another statistic that we view as superior. It takes a dedicated staff and core of volunteers to make all that hap-pen. Thanks and congrats!
Nature Doesn’t Wait
Sometimes programs are not planned...they just happen randomly. Josh and Logan have Monarchs in various stages, including 8 adults that needed tagged and released. Eight kids and their parents were at the Nature Center in late August and hap-pened to be at the right place at the right time. Af-ter a brief discussion about Monarch’s, the butter-flies were tagged, and then released to the chant "Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go to Mexico!" Fun was had by all, kids parents, and of course Josh and Logan. Good luck butterflies!