Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio

State

Ohio

State Partner

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management

Acres

573

Est. Date

1980

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.

Volunteer

Call (419) 433-4601 to learn more about volunteering at the Reserve.

Did You Know…

More than 300 species of birds
use the Old Woman Creek Reserve as habitat.

Latest News from the Old Woman Creek Reserve

Tackling Debris on Ohio’s Lake Erie

Tackling Debris on Ohio’s Lake Erie

Along Lake Erie’s Ohio coast, change is happening and its epicenter is the Old Woman Creek Reserve. With Reserve training and support, six volunteer teams are monitoring and removing coastal “marine debris.”

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Heroes of Old Woman Creek

Heroes of Old Woman Creek

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!

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Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio