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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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The Kids Love the Conservancy (parents too)!

We all know that libraries rock, and Way Library in Perrysburg really brought that message home with its 2018 Summer Reading Program. Titled Libraries Rock and sponsored by O-I, the summer-long program encouraged local kids to win prizes and help out a local nonprofit just by reading! Summer reading programs have proven to develop strong […]

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See Our World – Be a Monitor!

Do you like walking in the fields and woods on a beautiful fall day? Are you passionate about maintaining the important responsibilities of a land trust? Then do we have an opportunity for you … The Conservancy’s monitors have the important responsibility of ensuring that our agricultural and conservation easements are protected. Monitors visit nearly […]

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Protecting a Headwater Wetland

At the upper reaches of the Lake Erie watershed, near Fort Wayne, Indiana, the St. Joseph River converges with the St. Marys River to form the Maumee. Upstream of that, the Conservancy is making plans to protect a critical piece of that region, while continuing the natural history on the property. The Conservancy’s St. Joseph […]

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Growing New Farmers in Northwest Ohio

Interest is building among northwest Ohio aspiring farmers to participate in the Conservancy’s new Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative. The Initiative will use long-term lease agreements to provide affordable access to farmland, along with connecting aspiring farmers to the services and partners they’ll need to establish sustainable operations. The Initiative is currently accepting applications […]

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A Proper Entrance

Sometimes the best places are the hardest to access. The Conservancy’s 78-acre Redhorse Bend property in Fremont features 16 acres of forest and wetlands, along with 66 acres of farmland and just under a mile of stream channel on the main stem of the Sandusky River. A management plan has been developed to return the […]

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Give While You Shop

There are two ways to protect the environment while you shop – the Kroger Community Rewards Program and Amazon Smile – and just a couple steps can make that happen! Both businesses make donations to local organizations (such as the Conservancy) based on points that users accumulate. You must register online for both programs, but […]

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Changing Habitat Affects Plants and Animals

From frigid temperatures in January to record warmth in June, and with lots of precipitation in between, 2018 has been an unusual year so far. Can those extremes be reflected in the plants and animals we’re seeing on these properties this summer? Yes! Locally, the cold spring, followed by a hot May, and then early rain […]

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Interested in Farming? Talk to us!

Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative Seeks Aspiring Farmers PERRYSBURG, Ohio – The Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative is looking for the next generation of Ohio’s farmers, to help them knock down some of the barriers that are keeping them from the land. Through this initiative, Black Swamp Conservancy will use long-term lease agreements […]

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