Youth Program 5-3-2019
The Logan County Land Trust, along with the Benjamin Logan Environmental Club, and the Trout Madness Group, helped sponsor an over-night educational event at Camp Kirkmont.
Based on group responses, everyone attending was very pleased with the program and the enjoyed the facilities
There were 18 youth attending with 12 adults. The majority of the students were from the Ben Logan Environmental Club and the remainder from the Trout Madness group. Trout Madness group Is a specialized group of students that raise trout in the classroom and release them back to the Mad River, learn about the Mad River, stream quality, and watershed impacts on the stream.
The May 3-4 event began Friday evening at 6:30 PM with check-in to the camp. Later, a program on bats was presented from an ODNR Division of Wildlife speaker.
Saturday morning, participants rose early at 7 AM for a hike to see how many different birds they could identify with an ornithologist.
After an 8 AM breakfast local Forester- Jim Bartlett, who has years of experience in woodland management, led them on another hike into the woodlot. A service project was also completed for Camp Kirkmont by installing a blue bird trail.
After lunch, Josh Fairchild, from Del Mar Tree Service, gave a talk about tree care and demonstrated how a portable sawmill works by cutting boards for lumber from a log.
Program ended around 3 PM, and thankfully the rain held off!