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Black Swamp Conservancy's 7th Annual Fundraiser is March 16

Published: 01/15/2018
National Musical Group, New Location are Features of Bluegrass & Green Acres 2018 PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2018 - Black Swamp Conservancy’s 7th annual fundraiser, Bluegrass & Green Acres, has changed locations for its 2018 event. The Malawi Event Center at Toledo Zoo is the setting for the March 16 celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m. more»


Preserving Four Generations

Published: 12/14/2017
The Schetter Farm, near Fostoria, Ohio, has spent eight decades in wheat, corn and soybean production, and before that as a cattle farm. But it’s also been home to four generations of the Schetter family, with the prospect of more generations on the property in the future. It’s also among the northwest Ohio farmland protected by Black Swamp more»


Are you Ready for the Holidays?

Published: 12/13/2017
We're in the holiday spirit here at Black Swamp Conservancy! We have a variety of merchandise available to make the perfect gift for anyone on your list, and support conservation too: Show your support for Black Swamp Conservancy! Hats and t-shirts are available in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. T-shirts are available in three designs and several more»


Heal the Earth - Plant a Tree

Published: 12/12/2017
Last July, Rotary International’s incoming president Ian H.S. Riseley challenged all 1.2 million members around the world to plant a tree before Earth Day 2018 on April 22. The Toledo Rotary Club has taken that challenge seriously, and committed to providing funding for the Conservancy to plant 500 new trees at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve. Trees more»


Take a Hike in January

Published: 12/12/2017
Our 2018 event schedule kicks off quickly in January: Hike over to the Toledo Zoo Aquarium for The Great Black Swamp Photo Exhibit, beginning in mid-January. This 12-photograph exhibit (a small sample from the exhibit at Secor Metropark) will be featured in the Aquarium and will highlight the swamp’s natural history. Some of the region’s best more»


Projects to Improve Sandusky River Access

Published: 11/30/2017
Two Conservancy projects are focusing on improving Sandusky River quality in the Fremont, Ohio, area, while offering residents a natural wildlife habitat and a public park. The former River Cliff Golf Club was acquired by the Conservancy through the Clean Ohio Fund, and was gifted to the Sandusky County Park District for conversion to parkland and improved more»


Funding Approved for St. Joseph River Wetlands Project

Published: 11/30/2017
The Conservancy’s St. Joseph Wetlands project, a beautiful 146-acre property along both banks of the St. Joseph River in Williams County, Ohio, recently received grant approval from the Wetland and Riparian Resource Sponsorship Program (WRRSP). It’s an exciting project in a critical area of the St. Joseph River watershed that impacts water more»


Networking in the Woods

Published: 11/30/2017
Forrest Woods Nature Preserve was the setting for a Land Trust Stewardship Retreat. We served as hosts for the October 19-20 outdoors retreat, with participants attending from land trusts in Indiana and Ohio. “I found the retreat a great experience to learn from other land trust partners,” said Richard Lutz from the Buckeye Trail Association. more»


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