Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.

Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.

Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.


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

Conservancy Presents Story Walks this Summer - 07/05/2018

Imagine walking with your kids or grandkids on a beautiful summer day - and reading a book at the same time! 



Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve: A Park Set on Stone - 06/14/2018

Tucked away on the edge of the I-75 corridor in Perrysburg Township is one of Wood County’s hidden treasures



Let's Find Some Plants - 06/14/2018

A determined crowd of 18 spanned out over a plot of land near the St. Joseph River in Williams County. 



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Walk, read & play this summer

Story Walk has come to northwest Ohio. Learn more about this fun family activity and be sure to visit a Story Walk this summer:

  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly - beginning July 11 at The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg, Ohio (daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
  • A Seed is Sleepy - beginning July 18 at the Sugar Ridge Prairie, 4825 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville, Ohio (daily 9:00 a.m. to dusk)





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