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Walk, Read and Have Fun

Black Swamp Conservancy Presents Three Story Walk Books Imagine walking with your kids or grandkids on a beautiful summer day – and reading a book at the same time! Black Swamp Conservancy is combining two of our favorite summer activities in a Story Walk program that will be appearing around the region this summer. Story Walks […]

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Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve: A Park Set on Stone

Tucked away on the edge of the I-75 corridor in Perrysburg Township is one of Wood County’s hidden treasures in the form of 60 acre Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. This refuge offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area while you take in a variety of ecosystems, from oak/hickory and maple/elm forests […]

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Come Roam the Prairie

Like putting the pieces of a giant puzzle into place, the Conservancy secured Clean Ohio funds to add another 6.45 acres of protected land to our Homestead property. The resulting picture is one of restored prairie land featuring an explosive wildflower bloom and a one-mile walking trail which is open daily for everyone to explore. […]

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Walking While Reading Can Be Healthy and Fun

Imagine walking with your kids or grandkids on a beautiful summer day – and reading a book at the same time! Black Swamp Conservancy is combining two of our favorite summer habits in a StoryWalk® program that will be appearing around the region this summer. The StoryWalk concept promotes literacy, physical activity and community involvement. […]

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Heal the Earth – Plant a Tree

Last July, Rotary International’s incoming president Ian H.S. Riseley challenged all 1.2 million members around the world to plant a tree before Earth Day 2018 on April 22. The Toledo Rotary Club has taken that challenge seriously, and committed to providing funding for the Conservancy to plant 500 new trees at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve. […]

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Find the Gloves, It’s Time for Spring

As the first warm(er) rays of sun begin to heat up the Earth, those of us who love the outdoors begin to look for projects to start. Well, look no more, because the Conservancy is offering a range of Stewardship days and walks this spring. Saturday, April 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Forrest Woods Preserve. […]

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Transformation Along the Maumee

From a flooded agriculture field to native forested seasonal and riparian wetlands, planning is underway to transform a 48-acre site along the Maumee River in Paulding County. This Conservancy-restored property will ultimately include an expanded habitat for birds, animals and fish, and its woodlands will help reduce the amount of nutrients and sediments entering the […]

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Celebrate Conservation in Northwest Ohio

Black Swamp Conservancy’s 7th annual fundraiser, Bluegrass & Green Acres, has changed locations for its 2018 event. The Malawi Event Center at Toledo Zoo is the setting for the March 16 celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m. We’re excited to be featuring the Mark Lavengood Band this year. And, as usual, we have some unique auction […]

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New Land Protection Specialist Joins the Conservancy

Chris Dickey has joined the Black Swamp team as our new land protection specialist. He is taking over our work of protecting private lands through conservation agreements and establishing new public nature preserves in northwest Ohio. Chris spent last season on the Conservation crew at Metroparks Toledo.  He followed his wife to Toledo from Colorado […]

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Farming Cleaner Water

When Lyle and Sally (Carter) Loomis donated their 60-acre farm to the Wood County Park District almost 20 years ago, they planned for it to become a place to be enjoyed and appreciated by the community. Today it is a working depression-era (1930s) farm and cultural history museum, offering interactive programs, displays and special events […]

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