Cranberry Bog Day has proven to be a great partnership for The Buckeye Lake Historical Society and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. There have been 53 Historical Society volunteers that have assisted over 650 visitors yearly, on Cranberry Bog Day, to see the exotic and rare plants on the floating sphagnum moss island. The bog is the only one of its kind in this hemisphere. Visitors are taken to the famous Bog aboard the Queen of the Lake II Tour Boat.
The Society now manages the Historical floating treasure. A 5-year contract was signed with BLHS & ODNR for the conservation and preservation of the 16,000 year old glacial island. The Society is seeking folks interested in becoming a “Bog Buddy.” Bog Buddies are the volunteers, along with Friends of the Bog that can contribute in a variety of ways toward saving this island for future generations to see and enjoy.
The Society is searching for Garden Clubs, Preservation Clubs, Bird Clubs, Conservation Clubs, etc. to join "Friends of the Bog," known as "Bog Buddies." This will help the society raise money for more board walks, conservation efforts and other projects on the bog. Call J-me 740.929.1998.
Cranberry Bog day is an annual event on the 3rd Saturday in June. Plans are being made to open it in the fall also.
4729 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.
Jim Layton – Treasurer
Rob Klinger- Ways & Means
Kaye Hartman- BL Village Representative Marianne Perine – Volunteer
Lois Holler- Guide Specialist
J-me Braig- Museum Director
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