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Storywalk! Wednesdays in October at the Conservancy Homestead

The Pemberville Public Library in partnership with the Black Swamp Conservancy will be presenting a Storywalk on the Prairie trail at the Black Swamp Conservancy Homestead every Wednesday in October. StoryWalk is an innovative and fun way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book […]

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Enjoy a Stroll Through Wildflowers in Full Bloom

Visitors always ask us about the beautiful prairie next door the Conservancy’s office. This restoration site is privatley owned and generally not open to the public, until now… Enjoy a stroll through wildflowers in full bloom at the Sugar Ridge Prairie. Sugar Ridge Prairie is located adjacent to the new Black Swamp Conservancy Homestead – […]

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Healthier Streams, Cleaner Water

Clean water is an issue that affects us all. We are  excited to be taking the important first step of monitoring the water quality at our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve. This information will help improve the habitat at the Preserve and also help communities across northwest Ohio address water issues. The Conservancy formed a partnership […]

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Tips for Taking Great Nature Photos

Black Swamp Conservancy is pleased to present a nature photography workshop by noted photographer, George Sydlowski. This is a unique opportunity to explore the native prairie next to the Conservancy Homestead and gain insights from George on his knowledge for taking outstanding photos of flowers, insects and sunsets. George has been taking nature photos for […]

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Cattle Drive the Conservancy Past 15,000

Just four years ago, we were celebrating 10,000 acres of protected land in northwest Ohio. With your help, we just surpassed the 15,000 acre mark! The newest preserve is a 544-acre working farm located north of Tiffin in Seneca County. This family operation includes more than 30 acres of pasture for raising Angus cattle in […]

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A Living Piece of Natural History

by Terri Gorney Terri Gorney’s family has lived in this area for generations…well over a hundred years. Now one of our most loyal land stewards, she shares some of the history of this magical place, as well as those animals that have crossed her path, during her visits to Forrest Woods. Forrest Woods is one […]

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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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