State Conference 2014 - Great Speakers, Great Location and Great People = A Huge Success!


The 2014 OCVN Conference was a huge success!

Many Thanks to ALL of the folks involved with putting together this event!  


Over 125 folks attended the two day event and enjoyed learning and networking with other OCVNs, Park Naturalists and Nature Enthusiasts from across the State of Ohio

Great Speakers, Great Location, Great People!
See you at Hocking Hills in 2015!


Want to learn more about NW Ohio?

Check out these videos by Wood County OCVN Dennis Mortemore

2014 OCVN State Conference Preview 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

Video, pictures and interviews with key participants in the upcoming 2014 OCVN state conference hosted by Lucas and Wood County OCVN chapters in Ohio.

Published on Jan 29, 2014

Highlights of NW Ohio, the location of the 2014 OCVN State Conference


2014 OCVN AWARDS Nominations
See OCVN Awards Attachment Below

Co-chairs: Coordinators Lee Richter, Lucas County OCVN and Lori Parratt, Wood County OCVN.

Check out the photos of Camp Miakonda on Facebook.  Great Location for the State Conference!


Camp Miakonda, which means “crescent moon”, will be the location of the 2014 Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist State Conference.  Located in northwest Ohio, the camp was purchased and built in 1917 and serves as a Boy Scout Camp.  It is the 6th oldest scout camp in the United States and was once the site of the world’s longest swimming pool.  The pool was spring fed and was 480 feet long!  Many of the camp’s facilities were built during the Great Depression by the federal government as works projects.  Camp Miakonda’s Lake Sawyer was one of these projects.  This along with the surrounding natural areas allow for great wildlife viewing.

The on-site, overnight accommodations are the camp’s rustic cabins featuring dormitory-style lodging.  Those staying in the cabins will need to provide their own bedding, pillow and towels.  A dining hall is also on site.  Tent camping is available.

More Information and photos of cabins at:


G-E-M-S is an acronym for Great Black Swamp, Erie Marshlands, Maumee River Community, and Savannas and Prairies.

GEMS of NW Ohio. A preview of the areas featured at the 2014 OCVN State Conference to be held April 2014. Hosted by Lucas and Wood County OCVN.

Published on Jan 29, 2014 by Dennis Mortemore

Brochure and Registration Information Here