Sturgeon Release Media Alert

October 4, 2018

WHAT: First Ever Lake Sturgeon Release into the Maumee River

WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: City of Toledo Boat Launch, Walbridge Park, Toledo, Ohio

INFO: Along with our partner organizations, the Toledo Zoo will be hosting our first release of head-started Lake Sturgeon into the Maumee River. We began a conservation program to re-introduce the long-lived fish back into its native range last year, and the first fish are ready for release with the hopes they will return home to spawn in 20+ years. Come see this unique conservation effort in action!

:RSVP: Please RSVP to Shayla Bell Moriarty at 419-385-5721 ext. 2155 or

VISUALS: Opportunity to film and photograph first ever lake sturgeon release into the Maumee River and interview conservation program partners.

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