Upcoming Events


Life in the Western Basin

an Earth Day Conversation


Date: Wednesday, April 22nd

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: W.W. Knight Preserve - Perrysburg

Celebrate Earth Day with Black Swamp Conservancy as we spend the evening discussing our great local resource, Lake Erie and its watershed. Speakers include:

Steve Pollick - retired outdoors editor of the Toledo Blade

Cheryl Harner - environmental educator and advocate for conservation and land preservation

Christine Mayer - Professor of Ecology, University of Toledo

Speaker presentations will be followed by questions and open discussion. This program is free and open to the public - we hope you will join us! For more information, email Sarah here or call 419-833-1025.


Conservancy Homestead Open House


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Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Black Swamp Conservancy Homestead - 4825 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville (directly across the street from Eastwood High School)

Black Swamp Conservancy has finally found a permanent home for its permanent organization! Join us as we officially welcome the community to our new space.

The morning will include viewing of the historic home and offices; mini tours of the woods and prairie; and a nature walk through the 80-acre woods to the heron rookery in the heart of the property. Nature walk will embark promptly at 11:00 a.m. (Please note the woods will most likely be very wet for the nature walk. Muck boots type shoes are highly recommended.)

Guests are asked to park in the Eastwood Schools parking lot directly across the street. Questions? Please call Sarah at 419-833-1025 or send her an email at sbrokamp@blackswamp.org.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Sat., April 18 9:00 am Spring Clean Up Water's Edge Preserve (south of Fremont)
Wed., April 29 1:00 pm Homestead Spring Clean Up Conservancy Office
Sat., May 2 9:00 am  Homestead Open House Conservancy Office
Sat., May 16 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Sat., June 6 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Forrest Woods Nature Preserve
Wed., June 17 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Wed., July 8 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Forrest Woods Nature Preserve
Sat., July 18 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Wed., August 19 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Tues., August 25 6:00 pm Volunteer Monitor Training Conservancy Office
Wed., September 2 6:00 pm Volunteer Monitor Training Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
Sat., September 19 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Mon., September 28   1:00 pm Homestead Fall Clean Up Conservancy Office
Sat., October 3 10:00 am    Down-Home Event Conservancy Office


Interested in joining us for one of these volunteer opportunities? Contact Emily at the Conservancy here or by calling 419-833-1025.

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