Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

The Black Swamp Conservancy

We are a land trust dedicated to protecting agricultural land and natural areas, now and for future generations, through land conservation agreements. We do this to preserve the rural heritage, unique natural habitats, and lakes and streams of northwest Ohio.

By protecting our valuable land and water resources, we hope to support healthier communities with strong, sustainable economies including agriculture and ecotourism.

As a nonprofit organization we rely on the support of landowners, donors, and partnerships with other conservation organizations. We strive to be a wise investment for our supporters, whether they are giving us their land, time, or money.


Conservancy News

Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve - 05/10/2017

When summer arrives tourists flock to the picturesque Lake Erie Islands. Though many come for the lively nightlife of Put-In-Bay’s South Bass Island, those who seek a quieter READ MORE »


Blue Grass and Green Acres - 03/22/2017

More than 250 supporters joined us for Blue Grass & Green Acres on March 10th to celebrate land conservation in northwest Ohio. The evening included live music, auctions, great food READ MORE »


A Win Fore Conservation - 03/21/2017

Black Swamp Conservancy was recently awarded a Clean Ohio grant to purchase River Cliff Golf Course, in Fremont. The 70-acre property contains a mile of frontage on the Sandusky State READ MORE »


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2017 Summer Programs


Thursday, May 25
Canoe Paddle • 5:30 p.m.
Decoy Marsh, Fremont  


Thursday, June 8
Photography Field Trip • 6 p.m.
Cedar Meadow, Catawba Island  


Thursday, June 15
Canoe Paddle • 5 p.m.
Missionary Island, Waterville  


Thursday, July 13
Photography Field Trip • 6 p.m.
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve , Perrysburg 


Thursday, August 24
Kayak Paddle • 5:30 p.m.
Middlegrounds Metropark, Toledo

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