Honorary Gifts & Memorial Benches

"A good memory, which nature has endowed us with, causes things long past to seem present." - Leonardo da Vinci

Honorary Gifts

Honorary gifts are a special way to celebrate those who love nature and the outdoors on special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and holidays. You can also make an honorary gift in memory of a loved one.

Your donation to Black Swamp Conservancy could help establish a new nature preserve, expand restoration efforts, support outdoor education experiences and more.

The honoree or their family will be notified of your gift, and we will also send you an acknowledgment of the donation for your tax records.

Make an online gift to Black Swamp Conservancy today.

You may also download our DONATION FORM. Forms may be returned by mail to Black Swamp Conservancy, P.O. Box 332, Perrysburg, OH 43552; or by e-mail.

Memorial Benches

You know the respite that a bench can provide to the weary traveler. You know the welcomed joy and awe of sitting to watch a beautiful sunset. Memorializing someone with a bench is a gift to countless explorers that will last through the years. 

Memorial benches cost $2,500 and include the bench, an affixed plaque and Black Swamp Conservancy’s commitment to install, maintain and repair the bench for the first year.

The bench will remain there for the bench’s lifespan, but The Conservancy is not obligated to maintain its upkeep or replace if somehow it is vandalized after a year’s time. 

The bench style will be The Conservancy’s standard bench called the Champion Memorial Bench. The bench is 6 feet long, made of recycled plastic from milk jugs, and it will be cemented into the ground.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Memorial Bench, please provide your contact information below and select a property where you’d like your bench to be installed. Conservancy staff will follow up with you on the particulars within three business days.

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