Blue Heron Rookery – safe!

October 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm 3 comments

Blue Heron Lorain - Photo Mark Teleha

Just to update I contacted Mr. Timko , Lorain Utilities Dept with regard to the Blue Heron Blues

Here is what the site looked like before we cleaned it up. ( above) – No heron nests just mill waste. We are restoring it to what it looked like in 1904. We have original topographic maps for the late 1800’s. By next year this will all be green. The heron rookery is being expanded from the original 12 acres to almost 40. Almost a mile over river is under conservation easement. Ohio EPA visited last Monday and said it was their largest and favorite project.



Here is an aerial of the site. The heron rookery is the small piece that jets out on the left hand side of the picture. The area we are cleaning up is on the right and has white Lime, flue dust and slag left over from 100 years.

“ED NOTE”- the good thing about the mix -up and there is a good side to this – people cared- people were ready to stand behind Lorain’s wildlife and publicity has been drawn to our beautiful Blue Heron- Thanks to everyone for their input and concern on behalf of the Blue Heron – another of Lorain’s assets featured.

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  • 1. Dennis Lamont  |  October 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Don’t forget, you can get a nice view of the whole area on a cruise up the river on the LPA shuttle boats. It is always amazing to see what lives along the banks.

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  October 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    That is correct contact the LPA on that Loraine

  • [...] (Editor’s Note: A mistake was made concerning the location of the rookery. The rookery is STILL intact, and just a little farther up the river. I will be going there early next week, and will bring photos and more information. Thanks to everyone that was concerned! Apologies about the mistake. See Loraine for for the update. -mjt) [...]

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