Thursday Novemebr 21th is next meeting

Normally we meet on the 4th Wednesday, but due to Thanksgiving, our meeting would be the evening before, with many people are either on the road visiting family or getting ready in the kitchen for Turkey Day!

so change your calendars for November 21th this month!!

Also, NO meeting for December.

start the new year with a meeting on January 22nd

Next Meeting Oct 23rd

We will bring you up to date on what we have learned last week about the progress of the $850,000 grant to improve Cullen Park next year from  Steve Day from the City of Toledo, department of engineering will give the details of the project.

Also an update on the kayak dock status.

These meetings are open to the public and we welcome your input to help make Cullen Park a better and safe Park for everyone!

Meetings are at 6:30 Pm at the CrossPoint community Church, Point Place. Directions can be found under “Visions of Cullen Park”  then “Meeting locations”

July 24th Meeting- Toledo Area Sanitary District

The Toledo Area Sanitary District (the guys that spray for mosquitoes) will have Lee Mitchel, biologist. Lee will give a 25-30 minute presentation followed by a question & answer session!

Plan on attending to learn what is being sprayed in and around Cullen Park and the Nautical Village and if this is affecting they wildlife and especially our bird population!

See you at 6:30 at  CrossPoint Community Church!

May 22nd Meeting

Don’t forget Wednesday May 22nd meeting at 6:30- CrossPoint Community Church.

We will be discussing this summer’s projects and welcome suggestions to improve the look, use and safety of Cullen Park.

Meeting open to the public.

April 24th meeting!

Don’t forget our April meeting this Wednesday. This month will be the open discussion of projects for this summer,

there are a few new ideas that have been proposed , plus we also want your ideas to make this the best park in the city !!

So even if it’s a nice warm evening (we hope), come on out and see what we’re all about!!

6:30pm CrossPoint Community Church, follow link for location/map :

Bird watching Saturday Morning?

CrossPoint Church is having a bird watching walk at Cullen Park tomorrow morning at 11:30. Expert birder Mark Faust will help us find and identify various species of waterfowl that are already here in our area. Bring binoculars and a bird book if you have them. Afterwards we will go to Grace’s Kitchen on N. Summit Street for coffee and conversation.

We will meet at the back left part of the parking lot, where the trails begin at 11:30 am.

Yes, it will be cool, so dress warmly. Everyone is welcome!

the Birds are coming!!!!

LOOK UP …              the birds are coming

  By Bob Trace

Last year over 100,000 visitors traveled from around the world to observe the arrival of songbirds at Magee Marsh and the Ottawa Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor.  Point Place folks are lucky, they need go no further than Cullen Park and the Nautical Village pathway to witness the same arrival.  All you need is an inexpensive pair of binoculars a decent field guide and a natural curiosity of one of nature’s most amazing phenomena.

Migration Article by Bob Trace pic

Point Place sits squarely in the middle of one of North America’s largest bird migration routes, the Great Mississippi Flyway.  Fully one-half of all of North America’s songbird species and over forty percent of all water birds use this great migration pathway.  Running from as far south as Patagonia at the southern tip of South America to as far north as the Artic Circle, this age-old corridor is once again prepared to accommodate the millions upon millions of seasonal travelers that will pass through the area over the next couple of months.  The largest concentration of songbirds (Northwest Ohio is known as the Warbler Capital of the World) is expected locally during the period of May 3-12 although these dates may change due to weather conditions. Waterfowl and raptors begin their northern migrations through the area around late February (ice permitting) and continue through April.  Because of our mild winter, the area has already seen the arrival of swans, common loons, egrets, herons and many species of ducks including the beautiful Hooded Mergansers and Wood Ducks.


So set aside a couple of hours, put on some comfortable shoes and a light jacket and enjoy one of Point Place’s best kept secrets … after all, we are the Best Place Anyplace.



March 27th’s meeting is for the “Birds”

March’s meeting will be all about Birding, primarily for us as a group, to learn what’s involved in birding.

The goal is to promote birding out here in Point Place including Nautical Village and Detwiller Marsh.

A lot has happened since the last meeting, come on down to the meeting let us share our good news!!

6:30 pm at the CrossPoint community Church!

Hope to see you at the meeting!