First Lake Sturgeon Release

Category: Misc. & Special Interest

Event Date:

Saturday, October 6, 2018


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


City of Toledo Boat Launch - Near Walbridge Park

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Event Details:

On Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Toledo Zoo and its partner organizations will hold the first lake sturgeon release into the Maumee River! The Maumee River Sturgeon Recovery Group invites the public to the City of Toledo Boat Launch (near Walbridge Park) to witness this unique conservation effort in action! In addition to the release, there will also be a press conference at 10 a.m. and information and activity tables from the partner organizations set up from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for guests to enjoy.

The community may sponsor a lake sturgeon to be released at our open-to-the-public event on Oct. 6. Each fish will be marked with a unique microchip allowing permanent identification of that individual. If the sponsored lake sturgeon is ever recovered as part of the on-going monitoring efforts, Toledo Zoo staff will notify the sponsor! Sponsorships start at just $25 and sponsors who purchase in-person at the Oct. 6 event are welcome to release their own fish! (Sponsorships are available anytime online here, however, personal releases are only for in-person purchases on Oct. 6.)

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