OOEC named off season manager at Owasippe
As seen in the White Lake Beacon - 9/13/10
The Chicago Area Council has officially named the Owasippe Outdoor Education Center as the manager of off-season use at Owasippe, and OOEC has already planned a Fall Fest event at the camp.
As the camp manager, the OOEC has the authority to book and run off-season programs to show that the property can be not only a valuable capital asset but also a year-round revenue source.
The OOEC will be working with other established user groups, like the Hunt Club and the mountain bikers, to establish sustainable uses of the property and still maintain public access.
Chauncey Niziol has been heading up the OOEC's effort to create a conservation-minded plan for the use of the property to ensure the natural aspects are protected regardless of use. He has been in touch with numerous officials from the Department of Natural Resources as well as state forestry officers, BioBlitz leaders, and others to collect input for the final plan.
The OOEC is planning a variety of off-season events including Fall Fest weekends in October, a spring outdoor sports show, nature walks, and school field trips. Go online to www.ooec.org for specific dates and event details.
The OOEC will be hosting a Fall Fest and Color Tour filled with family fun and local vendors on Oct. 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24.
The Fall Fest will include hay rides through Owasippe's peaceful surroundings, arts and crafts tables, selecting pumpkins to carve, and sipping hot cider. More activities are in the works! Check www.ooec.org for more information.
The White Lake Beacon