wyoga lake conservation association
Speaker: Bill Whitlock
Date & Location:
March 22, 2022 at 7pm at Shady Hollow Lodge
Bill Whitlock graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in Business Administration in 1984. He has been working in the recruiting and staffing industry his entire career, and is an Account Manager for Modis, an international provider of Information Technology Staffing and Consulting services.
He has always been interested in nature and wild animals, with a special interest in reptiles, specifically snakes. He is an amateur herpetologist (one who keeps and propagates reptiles and amphibians).
He moved to Wyoga Lakes Estates in Stow in 1995, and quickly became involved in the neighborhood activities. The community has an active Homeowners Association which manages Wyoga Lake and Wyoga Lake Park. Wyoga Lake is a 50-acre natural lake, which affords the residents the opportunity for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The Park includes a playground for children with swings, teeter totters, merry-go-round, etc. He has served as a board member and President most of his time here.
In 2015, with the help of other neighbors, he revived the defunct Wyoga Lake Conservation Association, and has served as its President for three years.
The Wyoga Lake Conservation Association is a 501(c)3 organization that was revitalized in 2015 and is responsible for the 60 acres of forest that are adjacent to the park and the neighborhood. The Association has applied for and received USDA EQIP grants to create a butterfly garden, pollinator garden, forester reports and to preserve the forest.
This presentation will provide some history of the Conservation Association as well as some of its more recent activities.