Upcoming Events


Tromp Through the Historic Great Black Swamp

Saturday, April 30

Bell Woods - Goll Woods State Nature Preserve - Forrest Woods Nature Preserve

Wclientuploads/Facebook3.jpge are taking a walk through the Great Black Swamp, and you’re invited!

On Saturday, April 30th we are partnering with our friends at Ohio Wetlands Association to give tours of three of the finest remnants of the swamp. Join us for one walk, or the whole day!

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we’ll hike Bell Woods - located at the Black Swamp Conservancy Homestead at 4825 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville (overflow parking available at Eastwood High School directly across the road).

Next, we will visit Goll Woods State Nature Preserve in Archbold at 1:00 p.m. Covering 321 acres, this preserve features some of the largest trees remaining in the state. An outstanding feature of this woods is the abundance of giant bur oaks and exceptionally large white oaks, chinquapin oaks and cottonwoods.

Last stop is at 3:30p.m. at the Forrest Woods Nature Preserve near Antwerp. At 292 acres, Forrest Woods Nature Preserve is Black Swamp Conservancy's largest owned nature preserve. The site is home to more than 30 rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.

Click here for the full itinerary.

Walks will take place rain or shine on rustic unimproved paths that are generally quite wet. Please be prepared with muck/rain boots, bug spray, raingear, etc.

Let us know you will be joining us. Email sarah here, or give us a call at 419-833-1025.


Nature Photography Field Trip

Tuesday, May 24

Meadowbrook Marsh (8577 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead)

Arclientuploads/PhotographyWorkshop2.jpge you interested in nature photography but get bored shooting the same locations? Then join Black Swamp Conservancy at one of our upcoming Nature Photography Field Trips. You bring the camera, we provide the stunning scenery.

The second of our field trips will be held on Tuesday, May 24th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 190-acre Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve includes trails and an observation platform for wildlife viewing. The property contains a diverse mixture of habitats, and harbors a number of rare and threatened species.

The Conservancy’s Nature Photography Field Trips are free and open to all current Black Swamp Conservancy members. Please RSVP to Sarah at 419-833-1025 or by email here.

Not a Conservancy member? Please join us today!



Save the Date: Our next Photography Field Trip will be on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. at a privately owned marsh in Ottawa County.


Green Creek Canoe Paddle

Thursday, June 9

Decoy Marsh (2700 County Road 259, Fremont)

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We will be paddling through Conservancy protected property. Along the way, local expert Tom Kashmer will share with you the history of our area marshes.

Canoes and life jackets provided. Paddle is free to Black Swamp Conservancy members and registration is required. Paddlers must be at least 16 years old.

This trip is offered with support from the Sandusky County Park District.

Call Sarah at the Conservancy to reserve your spot today (419-833-1025), or email her at [email protected].


** Our next paddle will take place on Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m. as we canoe  the Maumee River beginning in Grand Rapids.






Interested in joining us for one of our volunteer opportunities? Contact Emily at Black Swamp Conservancy by email here, or give her a call at 419-833-1025.

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