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Students Go Into the Wild to Learn Science

FREMONT – Holding a crawfish pulled from nearby Muskellunge Creek was the highlight of Olivia Thomas’ day on Tuesday. Although pulling water samples, planting a rain garden, viewing tiny organisms in a microscope and more at Christy Farm Nature Preserve was fun, holding a crawfish was a first for her. “It tickled, and it was […]

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For Love and Money

BOWLING GREEN – Moving people from wanting to see land spared from development to actually donating money to help conserve it requires a skill set that many grassroots land trust groups do not possess. But there are tangible steps that are effective in creating support, and Dr. Shannon Orr’s fall 2014 Environmental Management class is […]

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Land Trusts Praise Portman

Ohio’s top land trusts are applauding U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s decision to back legislation that would make permanent a federal tax incentive for those who preserve land with a conservation easement. Portman this week became one of six new cosponsors of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act (S. 330), the Senate bill eliminating the expiration date […]

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Conservancy Homestead Open House

PEMBERVILLE – Black Swamp Conservancy, a northwest Ohio land conservation organization, has moved its headquarters to a permanent location and is inviting the community to attend the official grand opening. The “Homestead” is located at 4825 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville – just a short and scenic country drive from the Conservancy’s previous location in Perrysburg. […]

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New Park District Board Tours Maumee Area Land

by Judy Wells, Progress Feature Writer PAULDING, CO. – Last Thursday, April 16, members and guests of the Paulding County Park District board were treated to a tour of the 270-plus acre Forrest Woods Nature Preserve near Antwerp by representatives of the Black Swamp Conservancy. Also on the tour, the board showed off some of the […]

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Black Swamp Conservancy to Host Earth Day Presentation

PERRYSBURG – Black Swamp Conservancy is inviting the public to commemorate Earth Day by attending “Life in the Western Basin: an Earth Day Conversation” on Wednesday, April 22nd. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg, starting at 7:00 in the evening. […]

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Another Seneca County Farm Protected Forever

Black Swamp Conservancy is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new permanent farmland preservation agreement with a Seneca County family. This agricultural easement will ensure that the 258 acre farm, just north of Tiffin, will be devoted exclusively to agriculture, forever. While a majority of the farm is used for grain production, […]

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Black Swamp Conservancy Appears on Scenic Stops

PERRYSBURG – Black Swamp Conservancy was featured on WBGU TV’s Scenic Stops on December 18, 2014. The episode highlights the Conservancy’s 292-acre Forrest Woods Preserve in Paulding County. Forrest Woods is the Conservancy’s largest owned nature preserve. This site, which is one of the finest remnants of the historic Great Black Swamp, is home to more than […]

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2015 Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program

PERRYSBURG – Black Swamp Conservancy (the Conservancy) will serve as a Sponsor Organization for Ohio’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, or LAEPP. As a non-profit land trust, the Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and conserving natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio. Since beginning work with LAEPP in 2002, the Conservancy has worked with landowners […]

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