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A Turtle Hotspot

In 2019, The Toledo Zoo along with partners at OSU’s Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Purdue-Ft. Wayne were awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct Blanding’s Turtles surveys in Michigan […]

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A New Preserve on the Maumee River

Conservation is a team sport, and Black Swamp Conservancy often works with partners (park districts, state & federal agencies and other nonprofit organizations) to protect and restore land in northwest Ohio. Such was the case when the Henry-Wood Sportsman’s Alliance approached the Conservancy last year about a property along the Maumee River that they had their […]

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Restoring Land to Improve Water Quality

Wetlands are some of the most biologically productive habitats on earth. They are also incredibly efficient at removing pollutants from the water. That’s why Black Swamp Conservancy has been working so hard in recent years to restore wetlands across northwest Ohio.With the announcement of Governor Mike DeWine’s new H2Ohio initiative last summer, the State made […]

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Expanding a Beloved Community Park

Everyone who lives in Bowling Green, Ohio has a park within 1.5 miles of their home. It’s a point of pride for the city, especially for the Parks and Recreation Department, which has worked diligently for many years to create open spaces that appeal to the many recreational interests of the community. Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature […]

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Pat and Clint’s Prairie

In 2015, the Conservancy small farmhouse in rural Wood County and established a permanent office space. That moved our daily operations closer to our work. The office abuts Bell Woods, one of the finest remnants of the Historic Great Black Swamp, which is protected by a permanent conservation agreement.The property also features thirty acres of […]

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Undeniable Healing Power of Nature Remains Constant

These last several months have been challenging for all of us as the threat of Coronavirus has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Through all of this upheaval, the undeniable healing power of nature has remained a constant and the importance of its protection has been more evident than ever before.  Data from […]

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Paulding County Floodplain Restoration Complete

Black Swamp Conservancy Restores 38 Acres along the Maumee River

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Request for Proposals St. Joseph River Wetland Restoration

The Black Swamp Conservancy is seeking proposals for a design-build wetland, floodplain, and channel restoration project on the 94-acre St. Joseph River Floodplain and Woods in Williams County, Ohio.The objective of this Project is to design, engineer, permit, construct and plant a restoration project that will restore wetlands, floodplain, and forest on the Site and […]

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Fun Activities for Kids

Coloring Pages and Outdoor Exploration Guide

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COVID-19 Updates

First and foremost, we are continuing to protect and care for northwest Ohio’s special places. After all, our work is forever.As we monitor the rapid evolution of COVID-19, the health and safety of our community is also a top priority. We also fully support the need to “flatten the curve” in an effort to give […]

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