The conservation of natural resources in order to manage the game, fish and other wildlife in its habitat in Henry and Wood Counties, along with surrounding areas
To promote and manage friendly relations with landowners and sportsmen
To cooperate in obtaining proper respect for and observation of fish and game laws
To create a lasting legacy to the outdoors through education, preservation, tradition, and recreation
HENRY WOOD SPORTSMANS ALLIANCE
We are conservation, education, and recreation.
What We Do:
The HWSA was founded in 2014 by a group of people who saw significant changes in our local landscape that were having adverse effects. Fence rows were being removed, trees were being cut down and our waterways and wildlife were suffering for it.
The goal of the HWSA is to promote conservation and preservations projects in our area and to promote recreation areas in Henry and Wood County. We do this in a variety of ways. Examples of how we participate are:
Each Spring, the HWSA stocks local public fishing areas with perch. In 2022, these areas included the Deshler Reservoir, Hamler Reservoir, Oakwood Park in Napoleon, Weston Reservoir and Lake Township Park. In addition, HWSA restocked the Adam Phillips Pond operated by the Wood County Park District, which was victim of a complete fish kill several years ago. While these are all public fishing areas, please check local regulations regarding a fishing license.
Each Fall, these same public fishing areas are stocked with Trout. This allows for use of these areas throughout the entire year for fishing.
If you are working with your local Soil and Water Conservation District on a wind-break or oak savannah, the HWSA will help offset your out-of-pocket costs. In 2022 this means up to $100 per acre with a $5000 max.
No conservation project is off limits. If you are undertaking a project and have out-of-pocket expenses that will not be reimbursed, contact us. We can help offset those costs.
Board of Directors
The HWSA is led by a Board of Directors consisting of four people from Henry County and four people from Wood County. Our current Board of Directors:
Greg Carson, President
Chris Seedorf, Vice President
Amy Thomson, Treasurer
Laura Carson, Secretary