Volunteer with Black Swamp Conservancy




Black Swamp Conservancy believes strongly in the power of volunteers. 

After all, we were started by a group of very impassioned volunteers!



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Today, as an organization that maintains minimal staff for maximum efficiency, volunteers are essential to fulfilling our work protecting northwest Ohio’s natural and agricultural resources. We hope you will consider becoming a Black Swamp Conservancy volunteer today!

Here are a few of the ways you can help as a volunteer. Better yet, contact us at 419.833.1025 or [email protected] and we can talk about building your volunteer experience.





  • Become a Volunteer Monitor
  • Help represent the Conservancy at local events (farmers markets, festivals, etc.)
  • Become a Preserve Steward
  • Take part in one-time property Stewardship and Restoration projects (fighting invasives and planting beneficials)
  • Help with indoor Office Work (folding newsletters, addressing envelopes, etc.)
  • Participate on an Event Planning team
  • Share your Amateur or Professional Naturalist Skills (nature walks, property assessments, etc.)
  • Lead Educational programs (walks, visits, etc.) for local schools and groups



Volunteer help is needed all year long. You can participate as little or as much as you like – there are no expectations placed on the amount of hours you volunteer. But there are some volunteer programs (serving as a monitor or preserve steward) that require training and specified hours and assignments. We are sure once you join us you will be hooked!


**Are you a Master Gardener or an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist? Time spent helping the Conservancy can count toward your yearly volunteer hours.**

To begin your volunteer experience today, click here to complete Black Swamp Conservancy’s Volunteer Form.






 Are you a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle project? We have several larger-scale projects that may qualify. Call our offices at 419-833-1025 or email here to discuss  what we have available.

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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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