Black Swamp Conservancy awarded grant


Black Swamp Conservancy has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Stranahan Foundation, the conservancy
A portion of the donation is a one-for-one challenge grant, requiring Black Swamp Conservancy to raise
matching funds from new supporters or increased contributions from current donors. The money will be
used to support the organization’s annual operations including employee salaries, land protection
expenses, stewardship costs, public education programs, and conservation defense insurance.
Black Swamp Conservancy is a regional land trust whose mission is to permanently protect natural habitats
and family farms for the benefit of current and future generations. The conservancy’s service area
includes 16 counties in northwest Ohio, from the Indiana line to the west and the Lake Erie Islands in
Erie County to the northeast. The service area extends as far south as Hardin County. To date, the
conservancy protects more than 13,300 acres of agricultural lands, woods, prairies and wetlands.

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