Friday, February 10, 2017

New life for Christmas trees


The ODNR Division of Wildlife partnered with the ODNR Division of State Parks & Watercraft, the Mahoning County Green Team, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Berlin Office), the Youngstown State Bass Club, and the Mohawk Valley Bass Club in order to recycle over 1,500 Christmas trees as fish concentration devices.

“Recycled trees serve as excellent structures to attract a variety fish species. They are readily accessible, they mimic the natural habitat which has decomposed in many northeast Ohio lakes over time, and they are free to due to the collaborations we have established, saving valuable fishing license dollars. That way, we can spend such income on other important projects,” said Matt Wolfe, the project supervisor for the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

Lake maps and a Google Earth file are available to show interested anglers the locations of these structures. Contact Fish Management, Wildlife District Three in Akron at (330) 644-2293.

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