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Food & Farm Initiative is Seeking Partners

Property Owners, New Farmers, Experts are Part of New EffortWith the first stretch of dry weather, farmers will take to the fields of northwest Ohio. Our first Food & Farm Initiative partnership will also be taking root on the land near our Homestead, but we are still actively seeking land to pair with new farmers.One […]

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Acknowledging Previous Residents Along the Maumee

Archaeological Findings at Forrest Woods Offer Hints at Early InhabitantsSome of the earliest visitors to Forrest Woods Nature Preserve took part in many of the same activities we do along the Maumee River today: boating, fishing, hunting and camping. But they were here long before us – likely during the Late Woodland Period (400 – […]

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Visit Little Auglaize Wildlife Reserve June 8

Get a Peek at Black Swamp Conservancy’s Newest PreserveThe Little Auglaize Wildlife Reserve is opening for the first time to the public on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., unveiling a rare natural habitat that boasts 1 ½ miles of frontage along the Little Auglaize River.The 226-acre property was acquired by Black […]

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Black Swamp Conservancy Introduces Ohio Wildlife Guide

Ohio Wildlife: A Coloring Field Guide Available May 11Where can you learn about wildlife found in Ohio, in a format that’s family-friendly? Ohio Wildlife: A Coloring Field Guide offers information about fish, amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal species found in the state, in an inviting coloring book format with projects, activities and species information for […]

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Spend Your Spring & Summer Outdoors with us

The Conservancy wants to help you take advantage of every opportunity to be outdoors this spring and summer. Our events schedule for 2019 features walks, paddles and even mushroom hunting, along with some interesting new programs this year.  Watch our events page and social media pages for updates and details, and contact us at 419-833-1025 […]

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The Transformation has Begun!

It may not seem like the best time of year to begin work on a wetland restoration, but construction is underway at Carter Historic Farm in Wood County. Soon, the fresh mounds and berms that today you see on the property will become a 15-acre demonstration wetland that will give visitors a chance for a […]

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Carter Wetland Project Begins

You might see heavy equipment on Carter Historic Farm over the next several weeks. Not to worry, no houses or other development are being built on this protected property! The Conservancy is partnering with our friends at Wood County Park District to restore 20 acres on the “back end” of the property to wetlands, typical […]

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A Popular Spot Along Western Lake Erie

They can live for 80 years or more. They can travel many miles to find the perfect spot to lay their eggs. They’re considered endangered or threatened in many areas but can be found in northern Ohio along Lake Erie.They’re Blanding’s turtles, and they appear to really like the Frank M. Harris Nature Preserve (Black […]

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Visit a Quiet Spot off the Beaten Path

“This project was our first with Black Swamp Conservancy,” said Gary Pruitt, Hancock Park District director. “This is a very different property from others we have been involved with. There is no gate or signage, and a very small parking lot that holds only two to three vehicles.” This quiet, 64 acre Preserve is nestled […]

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See the Conservancy, Inside and Out

As we settle into fall, there are still several activities that can get you outdoors and around the area: Seeding the Sugar Ridge Prairie: On November 9, take your lunchtime in our prairie, and help us seed a new section in wildflowers. This newly-acquired area fronts Sugar Ridge Road and surrounds our new solar panels. […]

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