The Toussaint Shooting Club features 1,100+ acres of coastal marshland wrapped in more than a mile of Lake Erie shoreline. It’s the second-longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline left unprotected on Lake Erie – at least until December 22nd when we officially protect the property with a conservation easement.
We’re as giddy as kids on Christmas morning. Not only is this the largest single acquisition in Black Swamp Conservancy’s 28-year history, it also takes us over the milestone of more than 21,000 acres of land that’s permanently protected right here in northwest Ohio.
This truly spectacular property is home to at least 41 endangered and threatened plants and animals. It’s a safe haven for migrating, nesting and wading birds. The vast contiguous lakeshore marsh is vital to Lake Erie water restoration efforts. And, as part of a much larger protected lake habitat region that totals more than 6,000 acres, it will support growing ecotourism in this area.