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New Nature Photography Exhibit The Great Black Swamp

“The Great Black Swamp,” an exhibit assembled by Black Swamp Conservancy, will debut at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark on September 8th. The exhibit, which will run through November, features 35 images telling the story of northwest Ohio’s landscape and wildlife – from its pre-European settlement wild origins, to its current […]

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Forrest Woods Volunteer Days

Black Swamp Conservancy invites individuals, families, community groups, Scout troops and businesses to help remove invasive teasel and Autumn olive from our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve in Paulding County.        9:30 a.m. – Meet at the Forrest Woods parking lot on Road 73,  3/4 of a mile north of   Bethel Church. Dress for the weather and working […]

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Have You Ever High-Fived a Turtle? Hands-On at the Wildlife Festival

Hundreds of families gathered for a wildlife festival at Toledo Botanical Garden earlier this month to celebrate and explore some of the creatures that live in our community. The event gave kids an opportunity to view and at times have a hands-on experience with a variety of animals. Attendees experienced: baby mink, ducklings, owls, hawks, […]

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Wild and Scenic Riverfront Added to Forrest Woods

Nestled along a slight bend in the Maumee River is Black Swamp Conservancy’s newest property. This recent addition to Forrest Woods Nature Preserve contains ¾ of a mile of river frontage and brings the preserve to 393 acres. The 48 acre site includes about eight acres of vegetated buffer and windbreaks, the remainder is cropland. […]

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A Good Sign! Teaching the Importance of Streams and Wetlands

Restoration projects at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve are now complete! We are really excited to share these interpretive signs we created as an educational tool for preserve visitors.  Special thanks to designer Margo Puffenberger for her help on this project.

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Blue Grass and Green Acres

More than 250 supporters joined us for Blue Grass & Green Acres on March 10th to celebrate land conservation in northwest Ohio. The evening included live music, auctions, great food and fellowship. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event, our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, guest auctioneer, Jerry […]

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A Win Fore Conservation River Cliff Golf Course to Become a Public Park

Black Swamp Conservancy was recently awarded a Clean Ohio grant to purchase River Cliff Golf Course, in Fremont. The 70-acre property contains a mile of frontage on the Sandusky State Scenic River. “We are working in partnership with our friends at Sandusky County Park District on this exciting project,” says Conservancy executive director, Rob Krain. […]

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Calling All Photographers Share Your Best Shots!

In 2011, Black Swamp Conservancy partnered with the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark on a photo exhibit we called 10,000 Acres Preserved, Forever. The exhibit has been traveling ever since, and has been displayed at parks, libraries, municipal buildings and other venues across our 16 county service area. We are now working […]

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Restoration Update Expanding Habitat, Protecting Water Quality

This year, the Conservancy took on its most ambitious restoration project to-date. We have been working to return some of the agricultural fields abutting Forrest Woods Nature Preserve back to their natural condition. The construction phase of the project is now complete and the site has been planted with a winter cover to prevent erosion. […]

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Farmland Forever Carrying Out Dad’s Vision

Rebecca Fausey’s father instilled in her the importance of conservation. He spoke often about “misuse of land” and made her promise that she wouldn’t allow the family farm to be split and turned into house lots after he was gone. Dad’s lessons stuck with Rebecca and guide the land ethic she lives by. In a […]

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