(2019 Event) There have been many ways to celebrate this special day and give back to Mother Earth. In 2015, the Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy held a work day at the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail on Put-in-Bay Road. In 2012, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial hosted Earth-friendly activities including a Junior Ranger Jamboree, garlic mustard pull and more. (2019 Event)
Put-in-Bay Trivia: Along the lovely shores of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay), five luxury hotels were built by 1888. One of the hotels, The Hotel Victory is referred to as a symbol of the peak of the lavish 1890’s. Being the biggest summer resort in the U.S. at the time, the Hotel Victory was operating 27 years prior to being ruined by a fire on August 14, 1919. Today, you can still see the remains of some of the foundation and its swimming pool at the South Bass Island State Park.