Upcoming Events

 

Nature Photography Workshop w/ George Sydlowski

Wednesday, August 5th - 6:30 p.m.

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Black Swamp Conservancy is pleased to present a nature photography workshop by noted photographer, George Sydlowski. This is a unique opportunity to explore the native prairie next to the Conservancy Homestead and gain insights from George on his knowledge for taking outstanding photos of flowers and any other interesting insects that might be found.

George has been taking nature photos for the past 14 years.  He is interested in all subjects from birds and landscapes to macro photography of flowers and insects.   Most of his photography is done in the Oak Openings area however some of his recent photography trips have been to Alaska and Costa Rica.  His photos have appeared at the National Center for Nature Photography and he has a photo in the Conservancy’s “10,000 Acres: Preserved Forever” exhibit.  

Participants should know how to use their camera but discussion will be given on various settings to be used.   Items to bring include; memory card, charged batteries, cameras with short to medium range telephoto lenses and a wide angle lens.  Tripods might be helpful but not necessary.

This workshop is free to all Black Swamp Conservancy Members and space is limited to just 20 participants.  Cost for non-members is $20. This workshop will fill up fast, so register early.

Register today by calling Sarah at 419-833-1025 or send her an email at sbrokamp@blackswamp.org.


Evening Paddle with the Conservancy - Green Creek

Thursday, August 20 - 6:00 p.m.

If you've always dreamed of seeing eagles up-close in their natural habitat, then the Green Creek paddle is for you! 

clientuploads/GreenCreekCanoe.jpgWe will be canoeing along Green Creek in search of eagles through Sandusky County Park District's Decoy Marsh.

Canoes and life jackets provided. Paddle is free to Black Swamp Conservancy members (non-member cost is $15 per person). Registration is required, and there are only 16 seats available - so don't wait! Paddlers must be at least 16 years old.

Call Sarah at the Conservancy to reserve your spot today (419-833-1025), or email her at sbrokamp@blackswamp.org.

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


After Work Paddle with the Conservancy - Maumee River

Thursday, September 17 - 6:00 p.m.

Leave the stress of the office behind and join the Conservancy for an evening paddle through Downtown Toledo.

clientuploads/DowntownToledo.jpgWe will be meeting at the parking lot at Promenade Park, and paddle out to the Lake.

Canoes, life jackets and shuttle provided. Paddle is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and there are only 16 seats available - so don't wait! Paddlers must be at least 16 years old.

Call Sarah at the Conservancy to reserve your spot today (419-833-1025), or email her at sbrokamp@blackswamp.org.

 This trip is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers program.


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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

 

DATE
TIME
OPPORTUNITY
LOCATION
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
Mon., September 14 1:00 pm Homestead Fall Clean Up Conservancy Office
Sat., September 19 9:00 am Invasive Plant Removal Water's Edge Preserve
Sun., September 20 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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