Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: Does the Park District do any wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, or nuisance trapping?

A: NO. The Park District is not equipped, trained, or licensed to do that.

For concerns about wildlife you can contact the Sandusky County Wildlife Officer: Matthew Leibengood, 419-429-8393 or through the Sandusky County Sheriff Dept. ODNR Division of Wildlife Officers are the law when it comes to wildlife issues.

Rehabilitation is done at "Back To The Wild", Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Education Center, P.O. Box 423, 4504 Bardshar Rd, Castalia, OH  44824, 419-684-9539, www.backtothewild.com

For a list of licensed nuisance trappers, contact Wildlife Officer Matthew Leibengood, 419-429-8393

 

Q: Can the Park District trim my trees?

A: No. Sometimes within your city or village that service is provided, contact your local officials for details.

The Park District would, however be happy to give a presentation about trees, some facts, folklore, or even a nature walk for your class, club, or organization.

 

Q: Can I use my metal detector in the parks?

A: Yes. Metal detectors are allowed in any Sandusky County Park District facility that is open to the public, year-round, daylight hours, with the exception of White Star Beach which requires a special use permit available at the Park Office in Fremont: 419-334-4495. Metal detecting is not permitted during hunting season at Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area or White Star Park hunting area (the land east of the railroad tracks).

 

Q: Can I mushroom hunt in the parks?

A: Yes. Mushroom hunting is allowed in any Sandusky County Park District facility that is open to the public, year-round, daylight hours. However, it is not permitted during hunting season at Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area or White Star Park hunting area (the land east of the railroad tracks). Please be courteous to other park visitors and to the mushrooms by not taking all that you see. (And we can’t tell you where the best spots are.)

 

Q:  Can I geocache in the parks?

A: Yes. The Park District has placed geocaches at WhiteStarPark and at Creek Bend Farm. If you’re interested in placing a geocache in any Park District facility, simply fill out a special use permit available by contacting the Park District Office at 419-334-4495. What is geocaching? Check out:  www.geocaching.com