Nature Notes: New Wild Ohio, green events and more!

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
  • Get Out!, the online adventure magazine kept by our friend Mary Reed, recently unleashed its readers' choice awards for the Ohio River Valley region. The Outdoor Source was named the best outfitter. For a full list of winners, click here.
  • The new issue of Wild Ohio can be viewed here.
  • EarthWatch Ohio is hosting its annual Green Gala April 3 in Cleveland. The event will include live music, drinks, food and a keynote speech by actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr.
  • According to state watercraft statistics, canoe and kayak registrations jumped to 80,640 in 2008 -- up from 60,065 in 2003. That's an increase of about 34 percent. Some expired this weekend, but you can renew online.