Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge Friends to host Howl-o-ween event

Press Staff Writer

        Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge invite nature lovers and those who revel in the spooky season to a Howl-o-ween event Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m.  Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, the only National Wildlife Refuge Complex in the state, is located at 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.
        The event is free and open to the public.
        Come dressed in your finest costumes and bring your favorite treat bags for this fun-filled afternoon.
        Visitors can walk the boardwalk loop where costumed volunteers will be passing out treats along the way. Answer a fun nature question to earn a treat from each station.
        Enjoy spooky storytime and a crafts station in the Visitor Center. Puddles the Blue Goose, the National Wildlife Refuge System mascot, will also be on hand.
        Coffee, cider, and donuts will be available in the Visitor Center.
        Additionally, Friends of Ottawa NWR will host Truck or Treat during the same time. To RSVP for a spot, call Jenni at 419-704-0221.
        In case of inclement weather, all activities will be moved into the Visitor Center.
        The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 1997 to promote the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the refuge. Donations from the event will be used to help support the refuge with conservation, education and restoration efforts.
        For more information, call 419-898-0014, ext. 13 or visit


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