Have You Ever High-Fived a Turtle?

Published: 06/13/2017

Hundreds of families gathered for a wildlife festival at Toledo Botanical Garden earlier this month to celebrate and explore some of the creatures that live in our community. The event gave kids an opportunity to view and at times have a hands-on experience...


Wild and Scenic

Published: 06/13/2017

Nestled along a slight bend in the Maumee River is Black Swamp Conservancy’s newest property. This recent addition to Forrest Woods Nature Preserve contains ¾ of a mile of river frontage and brings the preserve to...


A Good Sign!

Published: 06/13/2017

Restoration projects at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve are now complete! We are really excited to share these interpretive signs we created as an educational tool for preserve visitors.  Special thanks to designer Margo Puffenberger for her help on this project.


Blue Grass and Green Acres

Published: 03/22/2017
More than 250 supporters joined us for Blue Grass & Green Acres on March 10th to celebrate land conservation in northwest Ohio. The evening included live music, auctions, great food and fellowship. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event, our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, guest auctioneer, Jerry Anderson, more»

A Win Fore Conservation

Published: 03/21/2017
Black Swamp Conservancy was recently awarded a Clean Ohio grant to purchase River Cliff Golf Course, in Fremont. The 70-acre property contains a mile of frontage on the Sandusky State Scenic River. "We are working in partnership with our friends at Sandusky County Park District on this exciting project,” says Conservancy executive director, Rob more»

Calling All Photographers

Published: 03/21/2017

Do you have an eye for nature photography? We want to see your shots! 


Welcome Aly!

Published: 03/21/2017
We are excited to welcome our new advancement coordinator, Aly Rumer, to the Conservancy team. Aly comes to the Conservancy from Christy Farm Nature Preserve, where she served as their executive director and also Sandusky County Park District, where she was a part-time naturalist. Prior to that, she worked as an outdoor educator at summer camps in North more»

Restoration Update

Published: 12/26/2016
This year, the Conservancy took on its most ambitious restoration project to-date. We have been working to return some of the agricultural fields abutting Forrest Woods Nature Preserve back to their natural condition. The construction phase of the project is now complete and the site has been planted with a winter cover to prevent erosion. In all, more more»

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