On Friday morning, Elyria Township’s Rowland Nataure Preserve received 1,190 pounds of Rainbow Trout from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). That’s equal to approximately 2,511 trout. The fish range from 10 to 14 inches long.
Around 30 fishermen were there at 8:45 Friday morning with their fishing rods ready to get their limit of five per day. Some of the anglers got their limit in less than 10 minutes!
The photo of the truck shows the outlet blast gates that put the fish into the lake through an eight inch hose. It was difficult getting pictures of the fish because the hose was submerged two feet under the water. The parking lot was full at 9:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, January 6th, the underground drainage was installed along with the black Geomat and half of the wood chips. On Thursday, January 7th, the 12″ curbing was installed along with the rest of the wood chips and the swings. Trustee, Rob Scheithauer, tested out the swing set to make sure everything was right before allowing the children play on it. The playground is now complete for the little ones to enjoy.
I would like to thank all the volunteers who showed up this morning to help spread and level 120 cubic yards of wood chips at the Rowland Nature Preserve playground equipment. We started at 8 am this morning and finished a little after 9 am. The little bit of rain we had this morning didn’t stop the work crew from completing the final phase of this project. The play ground equipment is officially opened for all children to enjoy.
Nordson Corporation Foundation, Cecilia Render and Joan Szczepanik for setting up the Nordson volunteers, Mr. & Mrs. Berendo and their three children and Mr. & Mrs. Kantola. Bob Repas, Fiscal Officer, and his wife Bonnie for supplying coffee, pop, water and donuts. Trustees Bill Holtzman and Rick Hutman; Road Supt., Tim Van Dyke, Ed Ciura, my son-in-law from Lorain, Buck White from Elyria and Marv Rollyson from Elyria Township.
Six men from C&W Construction of Alliance, Ohio, who install playground equipment for David Williams & Associates, arrived at 6:30 am on Sept. 17th to install our playground equipment at the Rowland Nature Preserve.
It was amazing to be a part of the playground construction, which consisted of laying out 52 holes, drilling them 18″ diameter and 20″ deep, assembling all of the playground pieces, pouring concrete in the holes and being completed in 10 hours. They were packed up and out of the park at 4:30 pm. It was a pleasure working with the C&W’s crew and it was a fun way to spend the day.
Please see this link to the Chronicle Telegram. http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/03/31/summer-fishing-township-lake-will-require-license/