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.
Explore the impact of Old Woman Creek in 2019, including their water quality educational program for middle-schoolers, and their volunteer invasive species removal task force.
Latest News from the Old Woman Creek Reserve
At the Old Woman Creek Reserve, a new community of students is getting their boots wet gathering data through a new program that serves the children of migrant farmers.
Join NERRA in welcoming Jacob Cianci Gaskill, the new SWMP coordinator at Ohio’s Old Woman Creek Reserve. “I’m excited to be able to come to work each day at such a beautiful place!”
This month two talented NERRds are taking up new roles in the Reserve System.