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. The new office is ideally situated adjacent to one of the top three finest remnants of the historic Great Black Swamp – Bell Woods – which is permanently protected with a conservation easement held by the Conservancy.

“We can now, literally, walk out the back door to show our landowners, partners, and supporters the splendor and importance of a Conservancy protected property”, says Rob Krain, Conservancy executive director. “In many ways, this move sets deeper organizational roots that further ensure Black Swamp Conservancy’s permanence and allow for increased community impact.”

The morning of the open house will include viewing of the home and offices; mini tours of the woods and prairie; and a guided nature walk through the 80-acre woods to a heron rookery in the heart of the property. Those who wish to take part in the nature walk are encouraged to wear muck/rain boots or old shoes as the walk takes place on rustic, unimproved paths that are generally quite wet. Guests are asked to park in the Eastwood School parking lot directly across the road.

More information about this event can be found by going to Black Swamp Conservancy’s website at Those attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling 419-833-1025 or emailing