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Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio



State Partner

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management



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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.


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

Welcome Jacob!

Welcome Jacob!

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!”

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Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio