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With your support, Black Swamp Conservancy can continue to clean up our rivers, streams and Lake Erie to
ensure that everyone has clean water to drink, paddle and play in. READ MORE

Our Documentary

“Flowing Forward,” a new film by Christy Frank and Alex Goetz of Running Wild Media, follows a recent restoration project to tell the larger story of the history and mission of the Conservancy.


The mission of Black Swamp Conservancy is to preserve and enhance natural habitats and family farms
in northwest Ohio for the benefit of current and future generations.



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Upcoming Events

April 2024
Apr 28
28 April 2024
Bell Woods, 4825 Sugar Ridge Rd.
Pemberville, OH 43450 United States

Spring is peak season in Bell Woods! Join Black Swamp Conservancy Executive Director Rob Krain for a guided hike through this 80-acre remnant Great Black Swamp woods to see the many spring ephemerals that blanket the forest floor, as well as the active heron rookery.

May 2024
May 11
11 May 2024
Water’s Edge Nature Preserve, 1000 Township Hwy 201A
Fremont, OH 43420 United States

Help our crew remove invasive Dame's Rocket.

May 18
18 May 2024
Black Swamp Homestead, 4825 Sugar Ridge Road
Pemberville, OH 43450 United States

Join Black Swamp Conservancy for our first Art+Nature program with Veronica Bialecki, wildlife illustrator, painter, and avid birder.

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