COLUMBUS, OH -- A 497-acre addition to Mosquito Creek State Wildlife Area in Trumbull County was dedicated today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The new addition to Mosquito Creek State Wildlife Area lies about 15 miles north of Warren, between State Route 87 and State Route 88.
Im proud that state wildlife officials, working cooperatively with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and Grand River Partners, were able to acquire this valuable piece of property for Ohio sportsmen, said ODNR Director Sam Speck. This is the first significant expansion of Mosquito Creek State Wildlife Area in more than two decades bringing the property to nearly 9,500 acres.
The Mosquito Creek property is characterized by a mixed meadow, wetlands and secondary growth hardwoods landscape where waterfowl and other wildlife abound. Among wildlife species found there are deer, wild turkey, river otters, bald eagles and the massasauga rattlesnake.
The $1.3 million purchase price includes the cost of the land, survey expenses and title fees.
For Further Information Contact:
Andy Ware, ODNR Media Relations
Bill Beagle, ODNR Division of Wildlife