New Way of Touring
Historical Floating Treasure
16,000 Years Old
Exotic and Rare Plants
Cranberry Bog Day@Buckeye Lake
Bog Buddies Donations
Franklin Garden Club - $500
Jim Layton – Treasurer
Rob Klinger- Ways & Means
Kaye Hartman- BL Village Representative
Marianne Perine – Volunteer
Lois Holler- Guide Specialist
J-me Braig- Museum Director
Instructional tour on the bog.
Bog Buddies Volunteers
Mary Ann Barnett
Cranberry Bog Day Saturday June 15, 2013.
Bog Day a True Paradise to Hundreds of Visitors
Cranberry Bog Day, in June 2012, proved to be a great partnership for The Buckeye Lake Historical Society and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. There were 53 Historical Society volunteers that assisted over 650 visitors 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.
The hot day did not hamper the enthusiasm of the visitors as they were taken to the famous Bog aboard the Queen of the Lake II Tour Boat. Their tour began on the North Bank boardwalk. From there, they were able to go to 4 stations and listen to the Bog Guide, or they were free to walk the island on their own. It was a new way of touring and it was well received.
“ Reservations are NOT needed”
The lottery system that had been in place for the last 10 years was lifted. Anyone who came to the park that day was able to tour the island. The Bog is free to all. However, on Bog Day, visitors were asked to donate $5 for boat transportation to and from the island. All the proceeds went to support the Buckeye Lake Historical Society.
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.
Bog day is an annual event on the 3rd Saturday in June. Plans are being made to open it in the fall also. If you are Interested in helping us with the bog, please contact the museum.
We are 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.
Traveling on the Queen of the Lake ll.