Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Possible waterfowling at East Branch Reservoir

There may be duck and goose hunting in East Branch Reservoir’s future.

The Akron Watershed District’s 416-acre reservoir is contained within the Geauga Park District’s 926-acre Headwaters Park in Huntsburg and Claridon townships.

Geauga Park leases the site from the watershed district and provides various recreational opportunities that include fishing and boating.

However, recently the watershed district approached the parks system, asking that the two entities partner if it might be possible to develop a controlled waterfowl hunting program. at East Branch/Headwaters.

On Tuesday the three-person Geauga Park District board of park commissioners was made aware of the contact by the agency’s administrative staff.

“But it is still very much in the planning stages and we really don’t want to say something that makes Akron uncomfortable,” said Sandy Ward, the Geauga Park District’s communications specialist.

Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn

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