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!

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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.

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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 :


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Special meeting- Tuesday April 9th,2013

A SPECIAL meeting of the Visions of Cullen Park is being called for the discussion of adding playground equipment!

Tuesday at 6:30 CrossPoint Community Church!

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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!

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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.



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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!

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Biggest Birding Week – May 3-12th, 2013!

To find out more, go to the link on the right side under  NW Ohio Birding
Or check out their FaceBook Page — www.facebook.com/TheBiggestWeekInAmericanBirding
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We got the grant!!!!!!!

L-R Gene Kidd, Denny Garvin, Dale Rupert, and Vee Stader are part of the group who participated in the grant request from the ODNR

Published in the Point&Shoreland Journal January 22, 2013































On December 4th, we received the news that a grant that Visions of Cullen Park along with the City of Toledo, applied for was given to us by ODNR watercraft division!

The grant is for $850,000, which is for repaving the parking lot and changes in the launch/dock area. For more information and details of the grant, please plan on attending our next meeting, January 23rd, 2013.

This grant of $850,000 plus the grant to dredge the channel in 2o11 of $400,000 is a reflection of all the hard work and perseverance by the people from Visions of Cullen Park and City of Toledo, and show what can be accomplished in less than 3 years! The grants along with the “anchor”  and the “Entrance Way” projects this year, is showing the community that the “Diamond in the rough” is starting to give a glisten of sparkle!


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Friends take time to reflect

Three men who didn’t want to be identified sit in Cullen Park overlooking the Maumee Bay in Point Place, as they do most afternoons when the weather is nice. ‘We’re just three friends discussing world problems on a beautiful afternoon,’ one said. From The Blade.

Friends take time to reflect

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