Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 2017 Community Meeting NOTES

By |2017-02-02T14:15:54+00:00January 31st, 2017|Activities, Dam Facts, Engineering, Events, Nature & Weather, ODNR, People, The DAM, Uncategorized, Updates|

A great deal of information was provided at the January 21, 2017 Community Update Meeting.  There is a link below to download an 8-page recap of the meeting. We will be in touch with various Task Force representatives to provide more detailed information about their presentations and will post updates from the Tasks Forces as [...]

UPDATE: Lakes in Economic Distress Grant Program

By |2017-01-27T11:32:50+00:00January 27th, 2017|Business, Updates|

In an effort to inform the Businesses and people in the Buckeye Lake Area and visitors to the web site, we are posting the latest information on the GRANTS AND LOANS available for Businesses that suffered financial loss since the construction of the Dam started. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW, January 26th, 2017 WILL [...]

Community Meeting Presentation Available

By |2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00January 24th, 2017|Activities, Events, Uncategorized, Updates|

Thanks again to all who attended the Community Meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  It was a wonderful turnout and a lot of information was shared.  Links below in this post provide downloadable files of all the presentations and documents that attendees received. Our recap will be posted shortly. [UPDATE: the Meeting Recap Notes have been [...]

The Inextricably Linked History of Buckeye Lake and The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club

By |2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00January 15th, 2017|Did You Know, History|

By Steve Harris, BLYC Historian On April 24, 1906, yachtsmen met at Leachman’s Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio and formed what would become The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Membership was fifteen and the first Commodore, elected that evening, was Lawrence A. Sackett of Columbus. By the late 1800’s, the Ohio-Erie Canal System had deteriorated and by the [...]

Buckeye Lake For Tomorrow

By |2017-01-12T17:26:26+00:00January 9th, 2017|Updates|

Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow was formed on June 24, 2008 to improve the quality of water in Buckeye Lake and the surrounding watershed.  With the worldwide development of Blue Green Algae problems, members wanted to understand the local challenges and develop plans to prevent a major outbreak of toxic algae blooms in Buckeye Lake. This [...]

Understanding the Buckeye Lake Dam

By |2017-01-17T10:31:07+00:00January 9th, 2017|Dam Facts|

In order to understand what the Buckeye Lake Dam does, it is important to understand how the Lake functions. The following is a little simplified, but reasonably consistent with the actual engineering information. The Lake is like a bathtub: The rain fills the Lake, like the faucet fills a bathtub. The spillways empty the Lake [...]

Low Water – No problem! Volunteers Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

By |2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00January 6th, 2017|Did You Know, Updates|

Remember when you heard from your Mom or your friend, “Just hang in there, something will happen when you least expect it?"  The is the exact thing that happened to the Buckeye Lake Historical Society the fall of 2015.  The call came… would the society like to have a donated boat?  Sure, we take lots [...]

Kids’ Community Christmas Success Again

By |2017-01-13T17:40:27+00:00January 6th, 2017|Did You Know, Updates|

Since 2010 the Buckeye Lake Historical Society has sponsored the Kids’ Community Christmas to provide toys and food baskets to children and families in need over the holiday. The partnership between the Salvation Army of Newark and the Museum makes sure that our kids have some really cool presents and yummy food for Christmas. This [...]

Local Historian and Native Reaches 90 Years of Age

By |2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00January 6th, 2017|Did You Know, History, People|

You will be hard-pressed to come to the town of Buckeye Lake and stop a resident on the street who does not know of Donna Braig.  She was born in Perry County and raised in nearby Hebron. Her first job was at Buckeye Lake Park when she was 14 years old.  Her life revolved around the park [...]

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