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So Wild a Place

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

As Henry David Thoreau knew, a walk through the woods – or a swamp, or a garden – provides calm and joy and restores our energy and sense of purpose. Our natural places provide more than just respite for people needing to relax and renew. Woods, wetlands, and fields provide habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. They provide space for floodwaters and naturally treat nutrients and other pollutants that we don’t want to reach our lake.

Join us to celebrate the wildness of northwest Ohio and our conservation mission with others like you who care about natural habitats and family farms in the beautiful outdoor space of the Toledo Botanical Garden.

We’ll have the entire park to explore as we enjoy a hog roast BBQ dinner with all the fixings by Chef Ian Regent and listen to classic country music artist Jesse Daniel and his six-piece band for their first-ever Ohio performance.

Register to attend before July 1 to take advantage of the early bird ticket price of $75. Tickets include entertainment, food, and beer and wine.

We would love to visit together, but if you can’t come in person, we are offering a limited number of celebration kits as well. Each kit will be shipped to your home and include a taste of the event including Conservancy gear, local products and music from Jesse Daniel.

We are also looking for event sponsors. If you or your business would like to sponsor at one of these levels representing rare species that make their homes on Conservancy-protected properties, please contact Laura at 419-833-1025 or lrodriguez@blackswamp.org.

  • Sandhill Crane ($10,000)
  • River Otter ($5,000)
  • Blanding’s Turtle ($2,500)
  • Four-toed Salamander ($1,000)
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet ($500)


July 16
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Drive
Toledo, OH 43615 United States
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