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Bluegrass & Green Acres 2020 Is Just Around The Corner

Get Your Early Bird Tickets Before They’re Gone

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Walk in the Woods at Bell Woods is Rescheduled

The Winter Walk at Bell Woods has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. (Keep your fingers crossed that the weather cooperates this time!)

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Request for Proposals

The Black Swamp Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) is seeking proposals for three design-build wetland and stream restoration projects in northwest Ohio, funded by Ohio DNR with H2Ohio funds.

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We’re Hiring: Farmland Preservation Associate

Black Swamp Conservancy is seeking to hire a Farmland Preservation Associate to join our staff in protecting the region’s natural communities and family farms.

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No Slowing Down in Sight

With your help, Black Swamp Conservancy is making a difference in northwest Ohio. In 2019, the Conservancy completed thirteen new conservation projects, protecting another 1,840 acres of land in our community – forever.

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Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species on Conservancy Properties

Black Swamp Conservancy protects more than 19,000 acres on 145 properties in Northwest Ohio. The diverse habitats we protect are also home to more than 60 rare, threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna, a few of which are highlighted on the chart below.

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H2Ohio Update

H2Ohio, a new environmental program recently established by the state, aims to change all that. The centerpiece of this program is a fund – approximately $900 million – that will help address critical water quality needs and support innovative solutions to some of the state’s most pressing water challenges over the next 10 years.

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A Year of Growth and Learning

This past spring, Michael Schiewer of Herbaceous, ltd. – the first participant in our Food & Farm Initiative – began operations on Conservancy land. As the winds begin to chill and herb beds are put to rest for the winter, we spoke with Mike about his experiences this season.

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Preserving Farmland for the Future

Land trusts like Black Swamp Conservancy partner with the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation and landowners to establish agricultural easements that keep farmland under private ownership and protect it against future non‐agricultural development.

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Notes from the Field

This Notes from the Field is coming from very far afield… North Carolina! I’m in Raleigh at the Land Trust Alliance’s annual conference, RALLY.

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