Welcome to Catawba Island Township. Founded in 1861, Catawba Island is home to more than 3,599 people, but many more visit each year. Miles of beautiful shorelines, great fishing, nature reserves and state parks make Catawba Island a summertime paradise for many in Ohio's North Coast region and beyond.

Catawba Island Township
4822 E. Cemetery Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-797-4131 - Fax 419-797-4737

Township News:

Cedar Meadow Reserve Newsletter
Official Records Statement
Local Weather
Map to Catawba Island Township

Catawba Island Parks Board Speaker Series Continues

On June 14 Kimberly Kaufman will present "Why Birds and Birding Matter in Northwest Ohio". Kaufman is the Executive Director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Northwest Ohio. On July 12 Suzy Wittenmyer will present "Butterflies of Cedar Meadow Preserve" and Peter Huston will conclude the series on August 23 when he presents Lake Erie Foundation's mission; to sustain and protect the waters of Lake Erie now and in the future. All events will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Hall located at 3307 NW Catawba Road and are open to the public at no charge.

Township Trustees Announce New Meeting Time

Township Trustees will meet at 9:00 a.m. both the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning in May. Most recently Trustees met the fourth Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. but have now scheduled both of their regular meetings at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room of the administration building located at 4822 E Cemetery Road. Township Trustee meetings are open to the public.

Brush Pick Up Scheduled

Brush pick up will begin April 3. Maintenance personnel will pick up brush the first week of each month through October. They will be around to pick up leaves through mid April and then not again until November.

A Coyote is in your backyard. What should you do?

Find out in this brochure from ODNR

Trustees Ban Fireworks in Catawba Island Township

Township Trustees met in a Special Meeting on July 1, 2022, to discuss House Bill 172 and voted to pass a Resolution banning the discharge, ignition and/or explosion of 1.4G fireworks in Catawba Island Township. The decision was made in an effort to ensure the health and safety of residents, visitors, residential property, businesses, woodlands, and agricultural property. The decision was encouraged and supported by township police and fire departments.

Compost Area Located East of the Cemetery

The compost area is located east of the cemetery and is open each day 7:00 a.m. until dusk. Material should be left in or picked up from designated areas as marked including: Raw Wood, Finished Mulch, Chipped Material, and Yard Waste. Please DO NOT leave trees or foreign material in the compost areas. The compost facility is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and inspected without notice. Trash and non-biodegradable material are not acceptable and could result in a citation. Please help to keep the compost area clean and operational.

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