Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management
Ohio’s Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses more than 500 acres of freshwater marshes, swamps, forests, and beach along Lake Erie. As one of the last freshwater estuaries in the area, the Reserve is an important spawning ground and nursery for fish and habitat for migrating waterfowl. The Reserve’s Center for Coastal Wetland Studies conducts ecological research and serves as a visitor attraction.
Latest News from the Old Woman Creek Reserve
It all started with a conversation about a buoy. Last year, Lake Superior Reserve staff reached out to the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) to deploy a buoy that would …
Every estuary needs heroes—not only to help protect these special places, but to inspire the rest of us. Congratulations to Rudy and Joli Reising and Bill Pifer, the 2023 Heroes of the Friends of Old Woman Creek!
The Old Woman Creek Reserve is focused on being a place where the next generation of scientists can thrive. Case in point: the Reserve’s 2021 graduate fellow Yvette Onyango.