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Wanted: Nature Enthusiasts to Lend a Helping Hand

Visiting each of our protected properties at least once a year is part of the promise we make to our landowners. We do this to ensure that the agricultural lands […]

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The Start of a Ten Year Test

Black Swamp Conservancy is doing its part to improve local water quality by undertaking stream, floodplain, and wetland restoration projects on Conservancy owned lands. These projects will restore native ecosystems […]

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Local Land Named “MVW”

Black Swamp Conservancy’s Forrest Woods Nature Preserve was recently named the Society of Wetland Scientists first ever Most Valuable Wetland as part of their “Wetland Treasure” program. The program features and highlights […]

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Old Growth Forests

Many authors occupy space upon my shelves. Wendell Berry has moved my heart, but Joan Maloof has moved my feet. After reading Maloof’s “Among the Ancients” I had to go […]

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A Sure Sign of Spring

There are many signs of spring. Skunk cabbage peeking through the ground… The raspy call of chorus frogs… The influx of seed catalogs in your mailbox… Here at the Conservancy […]

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Taking Dad’s Words to Heart

This past week, Dave Lucius had the advice of his father in mind when he took the step to permanently protect his 109 acre Seneca County farm – something he’s […]

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Inspired By Love

There are a lot of good reasons for preserving farmland – food security, jobs… they aren’t making any more of it. But for Sandusky County farmer Judy Mauch, her reasons […]

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We Think You’re Kind of a Big Deal

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can’t say it enough. Our dedicated volunteers came through in a big way, and helped to make 2015 a huge year for Black […]

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A New Place to Fish and Explore

Soon there will be a new public park in northwest Ohio where you and your family can explore nature trails, fish along a pier or even launch your canoe for […]

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Black Swamp Conservancy Hosts Farmland Preservation Meetings

Black Swamp Conservancy will host two public informational seminars on farmland preservation. The first meeting will be at the W.W. Knight Preserve on December 10 and the second at the […]

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