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A Proper Entrance

Sometimes the best places are the hardest to access. The Conservancy’s 78-acre Redhorse Bend property in Fremont features 16 acres of forest and wetlands, along with 66 acres of farmland and just under a mile of stream channel on the main stem of the Sandusky River. A management plan has been developed to return the […]

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Give While You Shop

There are two ways to protect the environment while you shop – the Kroger Community Rewards Program and Amazon Smile – and just a couple steps can make that happen! Both businesses make donations to local organizations (such as the Conservancy) based on points that users accumulate. You must register online for both programs, but […]

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Changing Habitat Affects Plants and Animals

From frigid temperatures in January to record warmth in June, and with lots of precipitation in between, 2018 has been an unusual year so far. Can those extremes be reflected in the plants and animals we’re seeing on these properties this summer? Yes! Locally, the cold spring, followed by a hot May, and then early rain […]

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Interested in Farming? Talk to us!

Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative Seeks Aspiring Farmers PERRYSBURG, Ohio – The Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative is looking for the next generation of Ohio’s farmers, to help them knock down some of the barriers that are keeping them from the land. Through this initiative, Black Swamp Conservancy will use long-term lease agreements […]

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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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