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Growing your own food and being self sustainable is something to really consider to save money and eat healthier, according to the World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio. It used to be the way of life for most families, but we are now too dependent on the grocery stores or the older generation.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is warning Vermilion, Ohio residents about the risk for tick bites as they get more active in the Vermilion area during the spring and summer seasons. Officials are asking Vermilion residents to educate themselves on different species and how to protect yourself.

Brownhelm Memorial Day Parade, “The Shortest Parade in Town”, takes place on Sunday, May 30, 2021, Memorial Day Weekend. Parade participants begin to gather at 1:30 pm. The parade leaves promptly at 1:45 pm to march to the Brownhelm Cemetery. Gather at the corners of North Ridge and Claus Road (South). The Amherst American Legion leads the parade.

Join in the 3rd Annual Vermilion Port Authority Paddle Fest Poker Run on Sunday, June 20, 2021. This is a non-alcoholic, fun family event. This year's theme is Mardi Gras, dressing up is encouraged! The first 50 registered will receive gift bags. Total participants limited to 100. Check in begins at 8:30 am; choose your start time of either 9 am or 9:30 am. Please try to carpool as parking is very limited! It is The Festival of the Fish weekend with lots going on.

We cause our wild animal neighbors far more trouble than they do us, as each day we invade thousands of acres of their territories and destroy their homes. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion offers some ways to live in harmony with wildlife in Vermilion, Ohio. Cap your chimney. When birds sit atop chimneys for warmth they can inhale toxic fumes.

Vermilion, Ohio's boating season has arrived. ODNR strongly encourages Vermilion boaters to take a refresher boating education course this boating season. According to U.S. Coast Guard’s statistics, in one year alone there were 4,291 recreational boating accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately 46 million dollars of property damage.

Second Harvest is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Working together with a vast network to acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford counties. For every $1 donated Second Harvest can provide 5 meals to those at risk for hunger.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and the Festival of the Fish Committee bring you the Annual Festival of the Fish June 18th to June 20th, 2021. Celebrate the sea in downtown Vermilion, Ohio at Victory Park, 687 Main Street. An amazing entertainment line-up will be offered. Start planning for the Fish Fest Sand Castle Contest, Crazy Craft Race, Parade and Lighted Boat Parade.

All Things Spring Scavenger Hunt takes place Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2 pm to 2:45 pm at Vermilion River Reservation - Bacon Woods. Search for "signs of spring!" Meet at the Walking Center trailhead on the Bacon Woods side. For child and adult. Level 2, Hiking Stick Program.

Take action on Earth Day, April 22, and everyday to preserve and protect our natural environment and its animals. Picking up litter, removing invasive plants, cleaning up parks and roads, recycling programs and simply encouraging friends.

The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, is encouraging Vermilion residents to let areas of their yards go natural. Manicured, chemical-laden lawns are out, and woodsy yards with ground-cover, hedgerows, and dead wood are in. Today's ecology-minded, health-conscious citizens find the latter far more interesting and beautiful.

For the past few years, the number of people involved in paddle sports in Vermilion, including kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up-paddle boarding (SUP), has been increasing. While this change is certainly positive, unfortunately law enforcement reports in Ohio have also indicated an increase in paddle sport accidents.