Volunteer with Black Swamp Conservancy

Black Swamp Conservancy believes strongly in the power of volunteers. After all, we were started by a group of very impassioned volunteers!

Today, as an organization that maintains minimal staff for maximum efficiency, volunteers are essential to fulfilling our work protecting northwest Ohio’s natural and agricultural resources. We hope you will consider becoming a Black Swamp Conservancy volunteer today!

Below are a few of the ways you can help as a volunteer, as well as upcoming volunteer and stewardship opportunities that you can sign up for.

Contact us at 419-833-1025 or [email protected] and we can talk about building your volunteer experience. You can also join our volunteer list to receive notifications about future opportunities.

June 2024
Jun 29
29 June 2024
Water’s Edge Nature Preserve, 1000 Township Hwy 201A
Fremont, OH 43420 United States

Help our crew remove invasive Dame's Rocket.

July 2024
Jul 11
11 July 2024
St. Joseph River Confluence Preserve – Southwest Parking Area, 15570 Hwy 20
Montpelier, OH 43543 United States

Help our crew cut and remove invasive broadleaf plants, including teasel and thistle, to control seed dispersal in our restoration fields.

Jul 27
27 July 2024
Forrest Woods Nature Preserve North Parking Lot, 17750 C-73
Cecil, OH 45821 United States

Help our crew cut and remove invasive broadleaf plants, including teasel and thistle, to control seed dispersal in our restoration fields.

August 2024
Aug 08
08 August 2024
Forrest Woods Nature Preserve North Parking Lot, 17750 C-73
Cecil, OH 45821 United States

Help our crew cut and remove invasive broadleaf plants, including teasel and thistle, to control seed dispersal in our restoration fields.

Aug 24
24 August 2024
St. Joseph River Confluence Preserve – Southwest Parking Area, 15570 Hwy 20
Montpelier, OH 43543 United States

Help our crew remove invasive Purple Loosestrife.

September 2024
Sep 14
14 September 2024
Forrest Woods Nature Preserve – Forder Bridge Access Parking Lot, 16839 C-73
Antwerp, OH 45813 United States

Help our crew cut and treat non-native shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and prevent invasions into our restoration fields.

October 2024
Oct 12
12 October 2024
Water’s Edge Nature Preserve, 1000 Township Hwy 201A
Fremont, OH 43420 United States

Help our crew cut and treat Sycamore trees to improve wildlife habitat and prevent invasions into our restored prairie.

November 2024
Nov 09
09 November 2024
Water’s Edge Nature Preserve, 1000 Township Hwy 201A
Fremont, OH 43420 United States

Help cut and treat non-native shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and prevent invasions into our restoration fields.

December 2024
Dec 14
14 December 2024
Pat & Clint Mauk’s Prairie, 4825 Sugar Ridge Road
Pemberville, OH 43450 United States

Help our crew cut and treat non-native shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and prevent invasions into our restored prairie.

  • Become a Volunteer Monitor
  • Help represent the Conservancy at local events (farmers markets, festivals, etc.)
  • Become a Preserve Steward
  • Take part in one-time  property Stewardship and Restoration projects (fighting invasives and planting beneficials)
  • Help with indoor Office Work (folding newsletters, addressing envelopes, etc.)
  • Participate on an Event Planning team
  • Share your Amateur or Professional Naturalist Skills (nature walks, property assessments, etc.)
  • Lead Educational programs (walks, visits, etc.) for local schools and groups

 

Volunteer help is needed all year long. You can participate as little or as much as you like – there are no expectations placed on the number of hours you volunteer. But there are some volunteer programs (serving as a monitor or preserve steward) that require training and specified hours and assignments. We are sure once you join us you will be hooked!

**Are you a Master Gardener or an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist? Time spent helping the Conservancy can count toward your yearly volunteer hours.**

To begin your volunteer experience today, click here to complete Black Swamp Conservancy’s Volunteer Form.

Are you a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle project?

We have several larger-scale projects that may qualify. Call our offices at 419-833-1025 or email us to discuss what we have available.

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