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»

Farmland Forever

Published: 12/26/2016
Rebecca Fausey’s father instilled in her the importance of conservation. He spoke often about “misuse of land” and made her promise that she wouldn’t allow the family farm to be split and turned into house lots after he was gone. Dad’s lessons stuck with Rebecca and guide the land ethic she lives by. In a Fremont New Messenger more»

Black Swamp Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Published: 08/24/2016
Black Swamp Conservancy today announced it has achieved accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Black Swamp Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever. Almost 15 million acres of farms, forests and natural areas vital to healthy more»

Wanted: Nature Enthusiasts to Lend a Helping Hand

Published: 08/02/2016
Visiting each of our protected properties at least once a year is part of the promise we make to our landowners. We do this to ensure that the agricultural lands are still being farmed, the woods and forests are still standing, and the wetlands…well, that they are still wet. With almost 16,000 acres, and well over 100 protected properties, it takes more»

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