Summer Film Screening Event

Join us on Thursday, June 17th for a Summer Film Screening at the Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater in Liberty Center, OH. We’ll be screening two films that explore our relationship with the land: Farmscape Ecology Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Gates will open at 8:30 pm; movies begin at dusk. Concessions […]

Oak Openings Blue Week Honors Biodiversity

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Black Swamp Conservancy and Green Ribbon Initiative partners during Oak Openings Region Blue Week, May 10-16, 2021. Blue Week provides an opportunity to learn about the globally unique Oak Openings region, an area with the highest concentration of rare and endangered species in Ohio. The name Blue Week hails […]

Black Swamp Conservancy Selected to Join Target Circle Community Giving Program

The Conservancy is excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target … and YOU have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! We’re asking our supporters to help us make the most of this opportunity. Every vote […]

Black Swamp Conservancy Renewal of Accreditation Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Black Swamp Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land […]

Winter Is Coming

Winter is coming. I’m ready for it. I know I’m considered a little weird for this opinion, but I’m a big fan of snow and cold. Lucky for me, I’ve got a sturdy warm house to retreat to and plenty of hot food and warm drinks to perk me up after a day outside in […]

H2Ohio in Action

In 2019, Ohio set forth a bold vision to improve water quality in Lake Erie and throughout the State with the advent of the H2Ohio program. This new program is now resulting in on-the-ground work that will have long-reaching benefits. In collaboration with partners like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and local parks departments, […]

Protecting Habitats Expands Wildlife Populations

If Misty Copeland and Michael Phelps had a bird baby, it would be a Sandhill Crane. With a wingspan of up to seven feet, Sandhill Cranes spend most of their lives pirouetting and leaping in freshwater wetlands. The Great Lakes Region boasts the largest roosting area in the spring and summer months, but they’ve been […]

Easy Ways to Give When You Get

As we move into the end of what has certainly been an eventful year, we’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays. As you’re shopping for your feasts and gifts, it’s easy to help make conservation possible in our community. The Kroger Community Rewards Program makes donating easy. All you have to do is link your […]

Landscaping, Naturally

Quarantine stopped a lot of things this year, including our annual fundraiser, but it didn’t hold us back from completing the installation of new native gardens at our Homestead. The former landscaping, which contained mostly non-native ornamental species, was removed in late 2019. The new native landscaping features more than 250 native shrubs and plugs, […]

Conservation Cohort Nature’s Nursery

Conservation is more effective – and more fun – when it’s a collaborative effort, and we have a wonderful partner in Nature’s Nursery. Dedicated to improving the well-being of Northwest Ohio wildlife populations and habitats, our friends at Nature’s Nursery provide medical care and rehabilitation to injured, orphaned or ailing wild animals. The organization serves […]