In 2000, Lyle and Sally Loomis donated their family farm to the Wood County Park District. At the same time, they granted a conservation agreement to The Conservancy ensuring the property’s permanent protection.
The property has been developed into a depression-era living history site. Life and farming in the 1930s are recreated through interactive programming utilizing the original homestead and barns.
Along with 60 acres of farmland, there is also a 10-acre woodlot on the property. The Conservancy completed installation of a 20-acre restored wetland in 2019, which expands wildlife habitat on the property and enhances the Park District’s opportunities for interpretive programming.
For more information about the farm, visit the Park District website.
This Chronolog time-lapse showcases the development of the 20-acre wetland that we restored in 2019.